News Stories

Mar 15, 2017 | News Story
This week, Winter Storm Stella hit New York City, suspending above-ground train service and keeping many New Yorkers at home for the day. Despite the weather, lots of workers headed to their jobs to keep NYC running. Hard-working New Yorkers from a range of industries including sanitation, maintenance, healthcare, transportation, and hospitality plowed the streets, shoveled the sidewalks and...
Mar 15, 2017 | News Story
This week, the National AFL-CIO announced the start of a new comprehensive campaign to help protect union jobs.
Mar 10, 2017 | News Story
This week, the Economic Policy Institute released a comprehensive study looking at diversity and pay scale in the New York City construction industry. The results show that New York City construction unions are leading the way, with greater diversity and significantly higher pay rates being standard in union construction jobs over non-union construction jobs.
Mar 10, 2017 | News Story
This week, IATSE Local 829, United Scenic Artists, announced a historic inaugural contract agreement with the Off-Broadway League.  The three-year agreement protects workers’ wages and industry standards. "This negotiation was both historic and a true example of what the process should be; the two sides came together and through consideration of the needs of both labor and management, created an...
Mar 10, 2017 | News Story
In honor of Women’s History Month, each week in March the NYC CLC will spotlight the women who sit on our Executive Board. This week, we’re celebrating Janella Hinds, Secretary-Treasurer of the CLC. Hinds is a certified social studies teacher who spent eight years working in Brooklyn schools as a dean, student council advisor, and conflict resolution specialist. In addition to performing her CLC...
Mar 3, 2017 | News Story
March is Women's History Month, and we would like to honor women in union leadership. If you would like to honor one or a few of the women who do a great job of fighting for workers and workers' rights within your union, please send a photo, name and title, a brief summary about your nominee, and a quote from your nominee to CNoel@nycclc.org.
Mar 3, 2017 | News Story
Workers at the Sims Municipal Recycling plant in Brooklyn have vote to join Teamsters Local 210. Workers have been rallying for the last few weeks, including a rally on Tuesday of this week ahead of a City Council hearing to discuss the impact a strike at the facility would have on residential recycling operations.   Congrats to these new Teamsters!
Feb 24, 2017 | News Story
This week, 1199 SEIU health and hospital members were joined by Governor Cuomo for a rally at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. 1199 members are fighting to save gains made by the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans have promised to roll back during the Trump administration. 1199 President George Gresham and hospital executives spoke about the crucial funds for public...
Feb 17, 2017 | News Story
This week, DC 37 posted an editorial launching a campaign to reject the constitutional convention. In New York, every 20 years voters must decide if a convention should be called to rewrite the state constitution. This question will be on the ballot in November 2017.
Feb 3, 2017 | News Story
On Sunday, Governor Cuomo introduced the Transportation Worker Protection Act. The state legislation was created after a Muslim Delta airline worker was attacked at John F. Kennedy Airport earlier in the week.