Press Releases

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...
Dec 1, 2014 | Press Release
New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, reaffirming the Council's support of the horse carriage industry: "The New York City Central Labor Council will continue to stand with the hardworking men and women of the NYC horse carriage industry as they fight to protect and sustain the livelihoods of 300 working...
Nov 21, 2014 | Press Release
New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez has released the following statement regarding President Obama's announcement on immigration action: "President Obama's announcement outlined a first step in the right direction for our country, and for working families.  
Sep 16, 2014 | Press Release
 
Sep 11, 2014 | Press Release
On the 13th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th 2001, we pause to remember all of those who lost their lives.  The NYC CLC recognizes the incredible sacrifices made by firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians.  The rescue efforts by not only those first responders, but of the building & construction trades workers, transit workers and others who came together...