Workers’ World Today is a free publication that empowers all workers, regardless of social or political affiliations. Distributed throughout New York City, our paper has a mission to educate workers and provide them with relevant information pertinent to the workforce such as workers’ compensation, discrimination on the job, workers’ rights, and more.
As we come to the end of an unprecedented year in our city and our nation’s history, we’re taking a look back at all that we’ve accomplished as a city labor movement in the face of previously unimaginable obstacles.
Throughout the pandemic, our labor movement has stood with essential workers who put themselves in harm’s way to make sure that New Yorkers had access to healthcare and critical goods and services. We’ve supported and fought for working families who saw their jobs and livelihoods slip away in the resulting economic crisis. We’ve mourned those who have been lost, and recommitted ourselves to the fight for strong safety and health protections. We’ve spoken out against racial injustice and the continuing systemic inequalities faced by our brothers and sisters of color. And at the same time, we’ve kept up our efforts to give workers a voice on the job, and we’ve re-imagined our political and civic outreach programs to engage with our members in new ways, in a year when that engagement was more critical than ever before.
None of this would have been possible without our affiliates and their members. On behalf of all of us at the New York City Central Labor Council, we extend our deepest appreciation and gratitude for your solidarity and for your partnership, and we wish you and your loved ones a brighter, happier, and healthier 2021.