Press Releases

Aug 28, 2018 | Press Release
“Blaming the MTA’s problems on its working men and women at a time when violent assaults on MTA employees are on the rise—Marc Molinaro should be ashamed,” said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. “These workers do dangerous jobs every day in order to keep our city up and running. Governor Cuomo knows this, and the MTA’s fully funded subway action plan...
Jun 27, 2018 | Press Release
New York, NY - "We know that these attacks on unions are being driven by anti-worker and other right wing interests to strike a blow at the infrastructure that supports every day working class Americans—not simply unionized public sector workers, but their private sector counterparts as well.
Apr 27, 2018 | Press Release
Groups Announce New Partnership between NYC Central Labor Council, New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health, and NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson New York, NY – On Friday, April 27th, local workers, labor leaders, elected officials, clergy, and community members gathered on the steps of City Hall to honor dozens of workers who have died on the job over the past year, as part of...
Apr 17, 2018 | Press Release
New York, NY – Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement regarding today’s Transport Workers Union JetBlue unionization election victory: “Congratulations to the JetBlue inflight crewmembers who have just overwhelmingly voted in favor of Transport Workers Union representation. This historic victory was made possible through...
Mar 23, 2018 | Press Release
 
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Jan 22, 2018 | Press Release
New York City Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez stated, “We applaud NY State Attorney General Schneiderman in leading this multi-state coalition, and for his steadfast support for workers across our state and country. Only by organizing and joining together will we defeat cynical corporate attacks, like Janus v. AFSCME, that seek to undermine workers’ ability to have a voice on the...
Nov 7, 2017 | Press Release
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Oct 16, 2017 | Press Release
On Monday, construction workers and supporters gathered at City Hall for the signing of a new law to require at least 40 hours of safety training for NYC's construction workers. Roughly 39 construction workers have died on the job in the last two years. This new law will go a long way toward helping to protect the men and women who perform some of the most dangerous jobs in NYC.