Despite the pandemic, our 2020 Convention was a great success. It began with a presentation of the Communicator of the Year awards to Stephanie Luce and Ruth Milkman.
And then a powerful panel on “Advancing Antiracist Practices in Labor Communications”. Speakers included: Bill Fletcher, Hasani Gittens, Cara Noel and Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN. Garry Pierre-Pierre moderated.
Metro NY 45th Annual Convention Sept. 30, 10am-noon
Join us as we honor Stephanie Luce and Ruth Milkman from CUNY/SLU. Academics making a difference for workers, women, immigrants and their communities.
Followed by a panel discussion on Advancing Antiracist Practices in Labor Communications. Panelists: Bill Fletcher Jr, activist and author. Hasani Gittens, Deputy Editor for THE CITY. Cara D. Noel, Communications Director at 1199SEIU United Workers. Rep from the New York State Nurses Association. Moderator: Garry Pierre-Pierre, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist.
NEW YORK LABOR COMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL STATEMENT IN PROTEST OF THE POLICE MURDER
OF GEORGE FLOYD
As labor activists,
members of the Metro New York Labor Communications Council condemn the recent
police killing of George Floyd. At the same time, we demand:
the three police accomplices be indicted for murder;
all police forces desist in their practice of racial profiling and racist
arrests of people of color;
prosecutors desist in bringing criminal charges based on racial profiling and economic
both houses of Congress pass legislation withholding federal support for police
forces that fail to implement effective anti-racist policies in their every day
that President Trump cease releasing inflammatory and degrading comments that
encourage right wing racists to acts of violence.
Institutional, legalized and cultural
racism has persisted for too long in the United States. It is time to bring an
end to racism in all its forms, and to provide equal opportunities to all for
work, education, health care and community membership, regardless of race,
ethnicity, national origin or sexual orientation/expression.
If your union is supporting any public action, such as a rally or an online public event, in support of justice for George Floyd, please feel free to post to our listserv. Also email us at and we will ask all of our members to support your initiative.