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Apr 20, 2018 | News Story
After over three years of legal delays by the Columbia University administration, a majority of 3,000 research and teaching assistants have voted 93% (1832 to 136) to authorize their bargaining committee to call a strike. This follows Columbia’s announcement that they will defy their legal obligation to bargain and refuse to recognize the union.
Apr 20, 2018 | News Story
A decision in the Janus Case is Coming Soon. Regardless of the Supreme Court decision, we must stand united and make it clear that no court case can stand in the way of our fight for the good, union jobs our families, communities, and country needs. Here’s how you can help TODAY: Step 1: Make your own sign with the word UNION Step 2: Have your picture taken holding the sign (stand on a desk at...
Apr 17, 2018 | Press Release
New York, NY – Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement regarding today’s Transport Workers Union JetBlue unionization election victory: “Congratulations to the JetBlue inflight crewmembers who have just overwhelmingly voted in favor of Transport Workers Union representation. This historic victory was made possible through...
Apr 13, 2018 | News Story
Last night, the New York City Labor Movement came together to honor several leaders whom have had great impact on the lives of working people. Labor gathered at the W New York Hotel to present the Visionary Award to AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler; the Founders’ Award to Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW & Long Island Federation of Labor President John Durso; & the Trailblazer Award to...
Apr 13, 2018 | News Story
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday signed legislation which strengthens the rights of working men and women in New York State.
Apr 13, 2018 | News Story
The Justice for Farmworkers Campaign has been working towards the passage of the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act (S2721/A4189). Earlier this year the bill was voted out of the New York State Senate Labor Committee and moved to the Agriculture Committee, where it currently sits.
Apr 6, 2018 | News Story
This week, ten thousand members of New York City Building Trades unions took over 7th Avenue to call out greedy developers and their efforts to undermine unionized construction in New York City. Workers led chants of “count me in” to demonstrate the solidarity of the New York City Labor Movement in their fight against the unsafe work practices of unscrupulous developers.
Apr 4, 2018 | News Story
On Wednesday, April 4, the Labor Movement across New York City and the United States paid respect to the life & legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 years ago Dr. King was assassinated while in Memphis, Tennessee as he stood with the sanitation workers who went on strike after two of their brothers were killed on the job. Labor Leaders and civil rights activists gathered this week in...