Press Releases

Oct 2, 2013 | Press Release
Carnegie Hall Corporation’s Claim of IATSE’s Request for Firings Unfounded New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez released the following statement regarding International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Hands (IATSE) to strike at Carnegie Hall, and the assertion that IATSE is calling for worker firings
Sep 19, 2013 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez recently released the following statement regarding the Bloomberg administration’s decision to use non-union labor to develop the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area:
Sep 17, 2013 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the labor coalition’s endorsement of Bill de Blasio for mayor:
Sep 12, 2013 | Press Release
Voters Showed Up in Record Numbers To Support Labor's Endorsed Candidates New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the Primary elections, and the overwhelming support for Labor’s endorsed candidates:
Sep 2, 2013 | Press Release
By Vincent Alvarez New York City has a rich Labor tradition.  Movements originate, and change is created right here. This and every Labor Day, workers around the world can look to New York City as the standard for fair pay and wages. And we pay tribute to the hardworking men and women who keep our city running.
Aug 13, 2013 | Press Release
The New York City Central Labor Council, along with the National AFL-CIO, NYS AFL-CIO and Organizing 2.0, will offer a day of trainings on digital strategies and online communications.  These courses will take place on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 9:30am to 5:00pm at 275 Seventh Avenue on the 16th Floor.
Aug 6, 2013 | Press Release
In order to be eligible to vote in the upcoming September 10th Primary election, you must register to vote by August 16th, 2013. For more information, please visit the NYC Board of Elections website.
Jul 24, 2013 | Press Release
Updated: July 23, 2013 3:46 p.m. The New York City Central Labor Council, organized labor's largest umbrella group in the city, was unable to unify behind a candidate in this year's mayoral race, but is launching what it called an "unprecedented" effort to support City Council candidates. The recently-formed "NYC CLC Political Action Campaign Fund" is a new independent expenditure committee that...
Jul 10, 2013 | Press Release
New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the GAP's and WalMart's refusal to sign the International Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh: Today the Gap and WalMart attempted to feign their support for worker safety by creating a 'global alliance' that is accountable to no one.
Jul 5, 2013 | Press Release
New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council,  AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez has released the following statement on the MTA's decision to use Chinese-made steel to repair the Verrazano Bridge:  "The Verrazano Bridge is an integral part of New York City's transportation infrastructure, and it is unconscionable that the MTA would bypass skilled US steelworkers and award the multimillion...