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2016 CDALF Labor Issues Forum

Please join regional and local Labor leaders, along with federal, state, and local lawmakers, for a discussion about developing long-term living wage jobs for working families in Upstate New York. Leaders from CDALF affiliated unions will lay out our platform for bringing good, family sustaining jobs back to the Capital District, and discuss our advocacy efforts for the 2016 legislative session.

Tuesday, Feb. 23 | 5:30 – 7:30 | Albany Labor Temple

The Albany Labor Temple is located at 890 Third Street. Please RSVP so that you don’t miss out on hearing labor leaders present the issues facing union members across the Capital District!


Black History Month Film Showing with CBTU: “The Butler”

The Capital District Chapter of CBTU is sponsoring a free showing and discussion of the film, “The Butler.”

Sunday, March 6th | 2:00 – 4:30 | Albany Public Library

“The Butler” is based on the story of long-time White House butler Eugene Allen.  The movie will  be shown at the Albany Public Library which is located at 161 Washington Ave. Please RSVP to cbtucapdistrict@hotmail.com or to Shana Davis at (518) 429-6741.  We hope to see you there!

Winning $15: How You Can Help End Poverty Wages in NY

Over a third of New York workers make less than $15 an hour.  Every day, hard working men and women go without things they need but can’t afford. Please join the Capital District Raise the Wage Coalition in Albany for a community teach-in about how you can help end poverty wages in New York.

Thursday, Feb. 11 | 6 – 8 pm | 1199 SEIU. 155 Washington Ave.

We’ll hear from low-wage workers, policy experts, and activists and get the tools needed to take action and build a movement for justice!

Friedrichs v CTA Trainings: What You Need to Know

Recently the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that has the potential to end “agency shop,” requiring unions to represent and provide services to workers who do not pay dues. This could have huge negative implications for the Labor movement as a whole. Please join us for a training educating union members on Friedrichs v. CTA and preparing us to mobilize together in its wake.

Wednesday, March 2nd | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Albany Labor Temple Continue reading

Fight for $15 at the State Budget Hearing

Please join us in calling for a minimum wage that meets families’ basic needs. As the state legislature holds a hearing on “Workforce Development,” we’re filling their hearing room with worker power!

Wednesday, Feb 3rd | 1:00 pm | Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room B

The Legislative Office Building is located at 198 State St. in Albany. According to the Department of Labor, the cost of living in New York State requires a single adult working full-time to make at least $15.91/hour. Yet about 3 million New Yorkers make less than $15. No matter the kind of work, no job should keep people in poverty or struggling to make ends meet. We hope you’ll join us in taking a stand against poverty wages in New York!


Labor Breakfast Forum


Please join Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and Senator Bill Perkins to discuss how the current health coverage system threatens the survival of organized labor, and how the New York Health Act will benefit unions, their members and their families.

Thursday, Jan. 21st | 8:30 – 10:30 am | 1199 SEIU/NYSNA Building

If you are a Union Benefits Manager this forum will address many of your concerns. For further information, contact: Janice Treanor at Janice.treanor@nysna.org or Alice Brody at: abrody07@verizon.net

The 1199 SEIU/NYSNA building is located at 155 Washington Avenue, Albany. We hope to see you there!

New Year’s Resolution to defeat the TPP Rally

This new year brings many challenges 1614295_1668057616787218_6669069690988972974_oto the people of this country. One of the largest challenges that we face is the challenge the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal poses to working men and women, retirees, our environment and even our laws.

The New York State Alliance for Retired Americans has scheduled a rally and educational forum to urge our fellow citizens and our elected representatives to defeat this bill: Continue reading

Annual People’s State of the State Rally

Please join us in supporting Hunger Action Network of New York State to demand a fair budget for all New Yorker’s at the annual People’s State of the State Rally on:

Wednesday, Jan. 6th | 12 pm | NYS Capitol, War Room

Issues to be discussed and speakers are as follows:

  • Hunger – Angela Warner, Church of St Vincent De Paul Food Pantry
  • Homelessness – Dennis Hanratty, Mt Vernon United Tenants 
  • Fight for $15 – Mark Emanatian & Fast Food Worker, Citizen Action
  • Wage Theft – Sarah Ann working on a worker/ advocate, SWEAT
  • Single Payer – Darius Shahinfar, City of Albany Treasurer 
  • Education – Marina Marcou O’ Malley, AQE
  • State of NY Finances – Ron Deutsch, Fiscal Policy Institute
  • Progressive Revenues – Charles Khan, Stronger Economy For All


17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Celebration

Please join us for this annual, free family event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his important relationship with organized labor.

Monday, Jan. 18th | 11:30 am – 3:30 | Hackett Middle School

Festivities will include: food, performances, and workshops for children. Karen Magee, union activist and NYSUT statewide president, will join us as our 2016 keynote speaker. We hope to see you there, as we celebrate Dr. King’s legacy together at Hackett Middle School, 45 Delaware Ave. in Albany.