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Mar 28, 2017 | News Story
Patricia White is President of New York City Theatrical Wardrobe Union, IATSE Local 764, and sits on the NYC CLC Executive Board. Pat has been an IATSE member since 1986 when she joined ACT as a wardrobe employee. She transferred into Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 764 on April 24, 1989, where she has served as a trustee and officer since 1995. Pat is currently the President of Local 764, which...
Mar 24, 2017 | News Story
Today unions, community groups, and elected officials gathered outside of NYU's Brown Building to remember the 146 worker lives lost during the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory 106 years ago. The ceremony included remarks from labor leaders, musical tributes from the Nashville-based group Twangtown Paramours and the NYC Labor Chorus, statements by the family of victims, and testimony from construction...
Mar 24, 2017 | News Story
On Wednesday, Writers Guild of America, East, announced that content creators at Thrillist had voted to join the union. After weeks of refusing to recognize the staff’s union, management agreed to collectively bargain following a 24-hour online vote. 95% of the 65-person bargaining unit voted to join. The Thrillist Organizing Committee celebrated their victory: “As new members of the WGA East, we...
Mar 21, 2017 | News Story
NYC CLC Executive Board member Julie Kushner is the director of UAW Region 9A. Julie Kushner has been a union activist and leader for more than 30 years.
Mar 17, 2017 | News Story
This week, the NYC CLC, District Council 37, and Teamsters Local 237 joined with elected officials, housing advocates, and community members to rally at City Hall against federal budget cuts that would significantly defund the New York City Housing Authority. The rally was led by Bronx Councilman Ritchie Torres, chair of the City Council's Committee on Public Housing. Residents of NYCHA housing...
Mar 16, 2017 | News Story
Continuing our celebration of Womens’ History Month, we are proud to honor the work of Cecilia “Cece” Borcherding, Executive Board Member of the Utility Workers Union of America, Local 1-2. Cece is the product of a hard-working union household. Her mother worked as a riveter in a factory during World War ll.
Mar 15, 2017 | News Story
This week, Winter Storm Stella hit New York City, suspending above-ground train service and keeping many New Yorkers at home for the day. Despite the weather, lots of workers headed to their jobs to keep NYC running. Hard-working New Yorkers from a range of industries including sanitation, maintenance, healthcare, transportation, and hospitality plowed the streets, shoveled the sidewalks and...
Mar 15, 2017 | News Story
This week, the National AFL-CIO announced the start of a new comprehensive campaign to help protect union jobs.
Mar 10, 2017 | News Story
This week, the Economic Policy Institute released a comprehensive study looking at diversity and pay scale in the New York City construction industry. The results show that New York City construction unions are leading the way, with greater diversity and significantly higher pay rates being standard in union construction jobs over non-union construction jobs.
Mar 10, 2017 | News Story
This week, IATSE Local 829, United Scenic Artists, announced a historic inaugural contract agreement with the Off-Broadway League.  The three-year agreement protects workers’ wages and industry standards. "This negotiation was both historic and a true example of what the process should be; the two sides came together and through consideration of the needs of both labor and management, created an...