Press Releases

Mar 11, 2014 | Press Release
Decision Shows Speaker Silver’s Commitment to NYC’s Working Families New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement commending the State Assembly Majority for its commitment to include budget language supporting Mayor de Bill de Blasio’s plan to fully fund universal pre-K and after school programs for New York City’s...
Mar 3, 2014 | Press Release
Help the NYC CLC celebrate all the contributions that women make to our city's labor movement. Rosie the Riveter is an iconic image that celebrates the contributions that women make to our workforce, labor movement, and to our nation as a whole.
Feb 21, 2014 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the charge led by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) to keep Brooklyn’s hospitals open for care.
Feb 14, 2014 | Press Release
New York - "As we continue the fight to improve conditions for workers, Paid Sick Leave remains an integral piece in our quest to create a more worker-friendly NYC," said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
Feb 10, 2014 | Press Release
New York – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today applauded Rep. Joseph Crowley’s commitment to opposing the fast-tracking of Trans Pacific Partnership legislation, a measure which would cut American jobs, and ruin many of the environmental protections working people have long fought to protect.
Feb 10, 2014 | Press Release
New York – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding NY GOP Senate Leader Dean Skelos’ refusal to allow a vote on the City’s Universal Pre-K tax plan: "It is unfortunate that Senator Skelos is opposing a plan to help improve educational opportunities for New York City's students.  Our children deserve to receive the...
Feb 10, 2014 | Press Release
Highlights Recognition of Public Employees, Need for Higher Wages, and Reduction of Income Disparities New York – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding Mayor de Blasio’s State of the City Address: "I applaud Mayor de Blasio's commitment to ending the staggering income disparities that have plagued our city for far...
Jan 17, 2014 | Press Release
New York - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding Mayor Bill de Blasio's and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's announced push to expand the city’s Earned Sick Time law to cover roughly 300,000 additional workers:
Jan 8, 2014 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, regarding the City Council’s selection of Melissa Mark-Viverito as Speaker:
Jan 6, 2014 | Press Release
"We know, without a doubt, that high-quality pre-k and after-school programs provide critical benefits to children and working families. Mayor de Blasio is simply asking for the authority to raise the city's own taxes on the wealthy to pay for this necessary investment in New York City's future," said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. "Working men and...