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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...
Dec 13, 2013 | News Story
This week, members of IBEW Local 1212 reached an agreement with non-union company Team People to bargain over wages, working conditions, and terms of employment. Member of IBEW Local 1212 have covered the United Nations since 1945, but recently, the facility opted to sign a contract with Team People, prompting Local 1212 to file a complaint with the NLRB. Team People has agreed to recognize Local...
Dec 13, 2013 | News Story
This morning, fired Trade Fair supermarket workers from the 75-07 35th Ave., Jackson Heights location took to the streets to protest their wrongful firing at the hands of former owner Farid Jaber, who owns all nine stores in the supermarket chain. The workers were joined today by their fellow union members, CLC President Alvarez, Assemblymember Francisco Moya, Senator Jose Peralta, and...
Dec 12, 2013 | News Story
On Wednesday, graduate students at NYU voted overwhelmingly to approve representation of the UAW. This victory marked the culmination of an eight-year battle to regain recognition and collective bargaining power, after NYU refused to recognize the union in 2005. The new bargaining unit will consist of nearly 1,250 teachers and graduate assistants throughout NYU and Polytechnic Institute.
Dec 9, 2013 | News Story
Last week, workers from various sectors and industries got together to highlight a new day in New York City. Workers, parents, community groups, and Labor union representatives gathered to celebrate the end where the needs of the wealthy were unfairly placed over those of everyday people.
Dec 6, 2013 | News Story
New York State AFL-CIO has launched a new campaign designed to help create sustainable change for New York’s working men and women. The “Making New York Work” initiative will work to call attention to the $7 billion in tax breaks the state spends annually to attract and maintain corporations around the state, while vital services are being cut from our communities.
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: