Press Releases

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...
Jan 1, 2014 | Press Release
New York, NY- New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the inauguration of Mayor Bill de Blasio, and the respective swear-in ceremonies of Public Advocate Letitia James and Comptroller Scott Stringer: "Today, working people in NYC can have hope in new and progressive leaders, who took oaths of office to lead our city...
Dec 25, 2013 | Press Release
May the peace of this season be with you now and always. From our family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and a Joyous and Prosperous New Year.
Dec 16, 2013 | Press Release
By Vincent Alvarez Yesterday, the world said goodbye to a giant.  Nelson Mandela was a great man who believed in the urgency of freedom and equality. His life was a testament to the need for change, and the idea that the determination of one person was enough to inspire a nation, and a watching world. Ironically, he passed on a day when, on another side of the globe, cities around the country...
Nov 6, 2013 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the victories of Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio, and a new, more progressive City Council:
Oct 30, 2013 | Press Release
  New York, NY - The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, today released a set of new endorsements.  The list includes Gale Brewer, candidate for Manhattan Borough President; Corey Johnson, candidate for Manhattan City Council District 3; Ben Kallos, candidate for Manhattan City Council District 5; Paul Vallone, candidate for Brooklyn City Council District 19; Robert Cornegy, candidate...
Oct 28, 2013 | Press Release
Testament to Labor Movement’s Ability to Fight for Working Families New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, regarding the New York Hotel Trades Council’s announcement of a new five-year contract that will help roughly double the wages of 1400 Resorts World Casino employees:
Oct 22, 2013 | Press Release
By Vincent Alvarez
Oct 15, 2013 | Press Release
“Whether he’s been in Brooklyn fighting unnecessary hospital closures, or standing with union members fighting for fair contracts and better wages, Bill de Blasio has solidified his position as a true advocate for working people," said CLC President Vincent Alvarez. NY Daily News: NYC Central Labor Council Gets Behind Democrat Bill de Blasio in Race for Mayor, 9.17.13
Oct 13, 2013 | Press Release
Below is the list of endorsements made by the New York City Council Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO leading up to the General Election on November 5th, 2013 2013 NYC Mayoral Endorsement: Bill de Blasio 2013 Public Advocate Endorsement: Letitia James 2013 City Comptroller Endorsement: Scott Stringer 2013 Borough President Endorsements: Manhattan: Gale Brewer Bronx: Ruben Diaz, Jr.