Press Releases

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...
Jun 27, 2014 | Press Release
New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today stood with United States Senator Chuck Schumer, 32BJ SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Kyle Bragg, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, immigrant rights organizations, and representatives of the business community to call for the House of Representatives to take action on Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR).
Jun 17, 2014 | Press Release
Comptroller Scott Stringer Announces Creation of Advisory Council to Examine Retirement Security Options Visit to view the #RetireNYC video.​
Mar 25, 2014 | Press Release
Group Highlighted Recent Tragedies in Harlem, Bangladesh and Vietnam as Need for  Continuation of Fight for Workers’ Rights New York, NY – A group of labor leaders, students, workers, elected officials, and activists gathered today with family members of the 146 workers lost in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire,to celebrate the lives of those who perished 103 years ago in the tragic workplace...