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Mar 27, 2014 | News Story
Albany, NY - This past weekend at the Somos el Futuro Conference convened by the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force of the NYS Assembly, the NYC Chapter of LCLAA held their annual Labor Breakfast, honoring distinguished members of the NY Labor Movement.  Honorees included Terry Melvin, Secretary Treasurer of the NYS AFL-CIO;  Michael McGuire, Director, MTDCPAC, LIUNA and Anthony Harmon, UFT, ...
Mar 21, 2014 | News Story
This week, the State Senate failed to pass the New York State DREAM Act.  The legislation would allow undocumented students to apply for the State’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), as well as various in-state loans and scholarships.
Mar 21, 2014 | News Story
On Thursday, Mayor de Blasio signed the expanded Paid Sick Leave bill into law.  This measure would require companies with five or more employees to allow workers up to five paid days off to recuperate from an illness, or to care for an ill family member The bill was signed at Steve’s Ice Cream in Greenpoint, Brooklyn – a business which voluntarily offers paid sick days to its workers.
Mar 21, 2014 | News Story
A residential contract between SEIU 32BJ and the Realty Advisory Board (RAB) is due to expire on April 20, 2014.  This contract covers 30,000 32BJ members working in over 3,000 different buildings in New York City.  32BJ has been at the bargaining table fighting for fair wages and the protection of health benefits.  Despite recent gains in the city’s residential market, the RAB has been...
Mar 7, 2014 | News Story
At a special ceremony in celebration of both Black History Month and Women’s History Month, 32BJ SEIU honored several outstanding women in labor, politics and social justice. Award winners included 1199 SEIU Executive Vice President Neva Shillingford-King, NYC Central Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer Janella Hinds, New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray, New York City Public Advocate Tish...
Mar 7, 2014 | News Story
A group of elected officials and their representatives attended Build Up NYC's legislative briefing yesterday to learn about the organization's agenda for 2014 as it continues to promote good jobs and responsible development. State and city elected officials were asked to call Kushner Companies and Starwood Capital Group and urge them to commit to industry standards that keep NYC affordable to...
Jan 31, 2014 | News Story
Airport workers in New York City have been fighting for economic justice, dignity and respect for over two years and this week they won a huge victory when the Port Authority agreed to meet their demands.  A letter written by Patrick Foye, Executive Director of the Port Authority agrees to give workers their first paid holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday; phase in a wage increase to $10...
Jan 24, 2014 | News Story
On Tuesday, a group of labor, community and elected leaders gathered for a news conference to protest the fast-tracking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed trade deal that would kill American jobs, and eradicate environmental protections that working men and women have fought to maintain.
Jan 21, 2014 | News Story
On Monday, airport employees and contracted passenger service workers gathered in Queens on 94th Street and Ditmars Blvd. Bridge near LaGuardia Airport to commemorate the life and spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an afternoon protest against low wages and poor work conditions. The workers were joined by representatives of 32BJ SEIU, the NYC CLC, La Fuente, UnitedNY, and elected...
Jan 10, 2014 | News Story
While most of NYC was trying to avoid the Polar Vortex Tuesday night, 15 women from different unions and organizations got together for the first ever "Ladies of Labor" event.  Ladies of Labor is a network of women in leadership or staff positions at unions, worker organizations, or labor affiliated groups to share stories, provide support, and mentor the next generation of female labor...