City Reaches Agreement with School Safety Agents on Pay Equity

This past week school safety agents, members of Teamsters Local 237, settled their contract with the city. The workers have been without a contract since 2010.

This contract also includes a resolution of a four-year lawsuit which highlighted the discrepancy in pay of over 5,000 female School Safety Agents as compared to their male counterparts in other agencies. The workers were earning up to $7,000 less than male workers who performed comparable duties. Both Mayor de Blasio and Comptroller Stringer had approved the $38 million settlement which will, over the course of the contract, bring the Safety Agents to pay equity.



with author MIRIAM FRANK

Join us on Wednesday evening 9/17
Bobst Library, 10th Fl.,
70 Washington Square South in the Village
near A/C/E/D/F, N/R  & 1 Trains

We’ll have readings from the book, you can meet people who are in the book and we’ll talk about new developments in labor/gay politics.
There will be copies of OUT IN THE UNION for purchase, light refreshments and lots of interesting people…..

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Planned Parenthood In Crisis: Workers Demand Union!

New York, NY – Planned Parenthood is supposed to dispense care and concern, but workers in Central New York say that they are feeling more like unwanted “step-children” – and they want union representation to redress their grievances.

No less than eight elected officials from both the New York State Legislature and United States Congress are calling upon Karen Nelson, CEO, Planned Parenthood of Western and Central New York, to honor workers’ overwhelming decision to have CWA Local 1168 represent them in future contract negotiations. MORE

NYC Labor Day Parade | New York City Central Labor Council

The parade is being held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10am.  It begins at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street and continues up Fifth Avenue to 64th Street.

This year, we are honored to have Chris Erikson, Business Manager of IBEW Local 3 as our Grand Marshal and Julie Kushner, Director of UAW, Region 9A, as our Parade Chair, leading our parade up Fifth Avenue.

Join us to celebrate the working men and women who help keep NYC up and running!

NYC Labor Day Parade | New York City Central Labor Council.

NYC Public Advocate Tish James to Discuss Collective Bargaining on 7/10

Empire State College Welcomes Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate

For a presentation and discussion of The Political and Economic Context of Collective Bargaining in New York City Today

Thursday, July 10, 4 – 6pm
At The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies
Empire State College
325 Hudson St., New York

This event is part of the 2014 summer residency program in Labor Studies taking place at the VanArsdale Center. It is available for credit to students registered in the residency, and is open to the general public who wish to engage in discussion on this issue of urgent concern to the city’s labor movement.

The event is free but space is limited.

To reserve your seat, please RSVP to

Metro Movie Night

Metro will be hosting a Movie Night on Tuesday, July 1 at 6:30pm.
We’ll be viewing “Citizen Koch,” and film director Tia Lessin has graciously agreed to stop by and say a few words before the movie.

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Cara Noel, as refreshments will be provided, and we’d like to know how much to get.

Local will be the NYC Central Labor Council (275 7th Ave, 18th Floor)