News Stories

Dec 27, 2013 | News Story
On Monday, NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez, 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa, and PSC-CUNY President Barbara Bowen gathered with NY Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steve Choi, La Fuente/NYCPP Executive Director Lucia Jimenez-Gomez,  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Assemblyman Francisco Moya to reaffirm the need to pass the New York State DREAM Act.  The bill, sponsored by...
Dec 24, 2013 | News Story
This week, UFCW 1500 members overwhelmingly ratified a new contract for members employed by Stop & Shop.  The new contract complies with the Affordable Care Act, and maintains affordable coverage with no paycheck deductions for full-time workers, while also increasing hours, maintaining dental, vision and affordable coverage for part-time workers.
 
Dec 13, 2013 | News Story
This week, members of IBEW Local 1212 reached an agreement with non-union company Team People to bargain over wages, working conditions, and terms of employment. Member of IBEW Local 1212 have covered the United Nations since 1945, but recently, the facility opted to sign a contract with Team People, prompting Local 1212 to file a complaint with the NLRB. Team People has agreed to recognize Local...
Dec 13, 2013 | News Story
This morning, fired Trade Fair supermarket workers from the 75-07 35th Ave., Jackson Heights location took to the streets to protest their wrongful firing at the hands of former owner Farid Jaber, who owns all nine stores in the supermarket chain.  The workers were joined today by their fellow union members, CLC President Alvarez, Assemblymember Francisco Moya, Senator Jose Peralta, and...
Dec 12, 2013 | News Story
On Wednesday, graduate students at NYU voted overwhelmingly to approve representation of the UAW.  This victory marked the culmination of an eight-year battle to regain recognition and collective bargaining power, after NYU refused to recognize the union in 2005. The new bargaining unit will consist of nearly 1,250 teachers and graduate assistants throughout NYU and Polytechnic Institute.
Dec 9, 2013 | News Story
Last week, workers from various sectors and industries got together to highlight a new day in New York City.  Workers, parents, community groups, and Labor union representatives gathered to celebrate the end where the needs of the wealthy were unfairly placed over those of everyday people.
Dec 6, 2013 | News Story
New York State AFL-CIO has launched a new campaign designed to help create sustainable change for New York’s working men and women. The “Making New York Work” initiative will work to call attention to the $7 billion in tax breaks the state spends annually to attract and maintain corporations around the state, while vital services are being cut from our communities.  
Oct 11, 2013 | News Story
Doormen at 231 Tenth Avenue walked off the job today in protest of building owners’ attempts to retaliate against workers seeking to unionize with 32BJ SEIU.  Workers at the luxury High Line building, which is owned by Vesta 24 Condominium and Argo Real Estate, filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, but the agency’s closure due to the government shutdown is delaying the ruling...
Oct 4, 2013 | News Story
This week, the stagehands of IATSE Local One took to the streets to protest the union-busting tactics of the Carnegie Hall Corporation.  A deal between the union and Carnegie Hall Corporation was reached this afternoon.
Oct 4, 2013 | News Story
This week, members of United Here have been picketing outside of 55 Water Street, protesting the Post-Sandy layoffs of more than 50 workers.