Press Releases

Jan 17, 2017 | Press Release
Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement regarding Transport Workers Union Local 100's tentative contract agreement:
Jan 12, 2017 | Press Release
New York, NY – The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO’s Executive Board has voted overwhelmingly to endorse Marvin Holland to represent Harlem’s 9th City Council District.     
Dec 9, 2016 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the tragic death of construction worker Wilfredo Enriques, who fell to his death while working on a project at the old Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn:
Sep 2, 2016 | Press Release
Each year on Labor Day, we pause to celebrate the contributions of working New Yorkers in building and growing our national and local economy. On the Saturday after Labor Day, working men and women from all over the area take to Manhattan’s Fifth Ave. to march in the Annual Labor Day Parade.  They celebrate their training, hard work, and dedication to their crafts. They also celebrate the wages,...
Jun 23, 2016 | Press Release
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Jan 7, 2016 | Press Release
“Mayor de Blasio’s proposal is a real step forward in ensuring that New York City’s working men and women have the tools they need to help with the rising costs of everyday living expenses in our city,” said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. “The raise will provide a much needed wage boost for the hardworking city employees who have had to try to make...
Jan 7, 2016 | Press Release
Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced plans to revamp Penn Station to help meet the demands of ridership in our growing city. Here's a sketch of the proposed plans. "I commend Governor Cuomo's plans to revamp Penn Station," said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. "Penn Station serves as the gateway to New York City for millions of people each year, and...
Oct 1, 2015 | Press Release
New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding Congress' failure to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which provides continued funding for health care programs designed to treat those affected by the events of  September 11, 2001:
Sep 11, 2015 | Press Release
"As the cost of living in New York City continues to increase, it is imperative that all workers receive the middle class wages that will allow them to pay for housing, care for families, and invest in their local communities," said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. "We applaud the Governor for taking this action.  The New York City Labor Movement...
Sep 4, 2015 | Press Release
By Vincent Alvarez As our economy continues to battle income inequality, an increasing number of New York City workers are looking to unionization as the key to higher wages, benefits, and rights in the workplace.  With Labor Day and the September 12th Labor Day Parade just around the corner, workers in and around New York City can take pride in the great strides being made in labor, originating...