News Stories

Mar 4, 2016 | News Story
This week, the Writers Guild of America, East announced a newly ratified contract for Gawker digital media writers. The three-year contract sets minimum pay levels for members, and guarantees 3% raises each year.
Feb 26, 2016 | News Story
This week, the New York State AFL-CIO held a training for organizers in the New York City Labor Movement in preparation for the impending Supreme Court decision in theFriedrichs v the California Teachers Association case.  The staff of the State AFL-CIO offered resources to affiliates and partners of the NYC CLC to ensure that labor is best equipped for either decision the Court may hand down.  
Feb 26, 2016 | News Story
This week, the United States Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against NYC-based electronics retailer B&H Photo, alleging that the store’s management discriminated against women and workers of color. According to workers at company’s Brooklyn Navy Yard location, the company paid Hispanic workers less than whites, refused to hire Black and Asian workers for entry-level positions, and failed...
Dec 17, 2015 | News Story
Below is a wide range of gift possibilities, from clothes to games to sports equipment and more, made by members of UNITE HERE, Boilermakers (IBB), Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), Machinists (IAM), United Steelworkers (USW), Teamsters (IBT), UAW, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/UFCW (RWDSU/UFCW) and...
Dec 14, 2015 | News Story
New York, NY - The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced a partnership with the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO and a coalition of unions, area churches and developers known as the United Clergy Task Force (UCTF) to invest up to $300 million in affordable housing, community centers and care facilities on...
Dec 4, 2015 | News Story
Members of Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW) rallied at the Low Memorial Library to call for Columbia University to recognize the UAW as the union for the school’s research assistants (RAs) and teaching assistants (TAs).  The workers were joined by supporters from labor, community, and government, many of whom signed on to a letter urging the university to do right by its workers.
Dec 4, 2015 | News Story
  This year alone, there have been 17 deaths on construction sites in NYC.  Now is the time to come together with a unified voice to call for action to ensure workplace safety. 
Nov 20, 2015 | News Story
This week, the NYC Alliance for Retired Americans (NYCARA) swore-in new officers during its November board meeting. Doris J. Welch (Teamsters 237) is the new NYC Chapter President, Armando Mandes (UFT) is the 1st Vice President for Labor, and Molly Krakowski (Jewish Association for Services-Aged) is the 2nd Vice President for Community.
Nov 10, 2015 | News Story
Today, one year from 2016 Presidential Election Day, workers gathered in Downtown Brooklyn to call for “$15 and a Union.”  Representatives of unions including 32BJ SEIU, 1199 UHWE, TWU Local 100, RWDSU, Workers United, CWA District 1, CWA Local 1109, Teamsters 814, Ironworkers Local 40, Teamsters 804, and the Central Labor Council gathered near the Korean War Memorial at 5am, and marched with...
Nov 6, 2015 | News Story
On Wednesday, 54 CUNY faculty and professional staff, members of the Professional Staff Congress (AFT#2334), were arrested while demanding a contract that will help CUNY retain excellent professors, ensuring a quality education for the 500,000 CUNY students across the city.