Press Releases

Aug 24, 2015 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez released the following statement regarding the City’s proposal to eliminate competitive examinations in FDNY recruitment: "While we all agree that increasing diversity in certain civil service jobs is a necessary goal, eliminating the open, competitive examinations that are an integral part of a credible civil...
Jun 4, 2015 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, congratulating staff at Gawker, who voted yesterday to join the Writers Guild of America East, AFL-CIO: “Congratulations to the hardworking men and women at Gawker, who yesterday voted to become members of the Writers Guild of America East, AFL-CIO.  This vote, which was...
May 29, 2015 | Press Release
We are proud to announce 1199 SEIU President George Gresham will be this year's Labor Day Parade Grand Marshal & Teamsters Joint Council 16 President George Miranda will be Parade Chair. The parade will step off on Saturday, September 12 at 10 am, marching up Fifth Avenue.    
Apr 16, 2015 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority in the U.S. Senate: "American jobs are once again on the line. We have seen how the fast-tracking of trade deals like NAFTA harm our economy by killing jobs, eroding our public service infrastructure, and leaving even...
Apr 15, 2015 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the “Fight for $15” day of action:  “All around the city, and all around the country, workers have come together today to call on billion-dollar corporations like McDonald’s and Burger King to do right by their workers,” said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New...
Mar 6, 2015 | Press Release
New York, NY - President Vincent Alvarez of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, today released the following statement regarding NYU's refusal to reach a fair contract for graduate student researchers and instructors: "The Graduate Student Organizing Committee-UAW Local 2110 (GSOC-UAW) won a landmark union election in December of 2013 at New York University (NYU), with a 98.4%...
Feb 3, 2015 | Press Release
New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, regarding initiatives outlined in Mayor de Blasio's State of the City Address:
Jan 21, 2015 | Press Release
Bronx, NY – Workers at Hunts Point Market voted to approve a new, three year contract today, with 97% of workers voting "yes."  The 1,300 workers, members of Teamsters Local 202, will receive significant wage increases in each year of the contract. "It's our best wage and benefits package in two decades," said Daniel Kane, Jr., President of Teamsters Local 202.   Hunts Point Market is the largest...
Jan 5, 2015 | Press Release
Recent months have seen widespread discussion about the tweaks Facebook has made to it's newsfeed algorithm. Whether you like it or not, it's not going to get any better so how do we use it to strengthen our relationship with our online community and is it even worth trying? Join us for a deep dive discussion into what's working and what's not on Facebook and learn some strategic tricks that can...
Dec 21, 2014 | Press Release
“Our deepest condolences go out to the families of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and the entire NYPD community as we mourn this tragic and senseless loss of life.  This tragedy highlights the risks that all of NY’s Finest take every day when they go to work to protect the people of New York City.  At this difficult time, the men and women of the NYPD need and deserve our full support...