Capital District Labor News Feed


This Black Friday, the Capital District Area Labor Federation and allies stood over 50 strong to protest the low wages and poor working conditions faced by the rank and file employees of Wal Mart. We stood up for a 15 dollar minimum wage, full time employment and a regular schedule, all of which are easy things to change for one of the most profitable countries on earth!

We generated activity all across the capital region and were covered by several media outlets. You can see News Channel 13’s coverage by clicking here.




URGENT: There will be an emergency meeting of the Schenectady Area Labor Council on Tuesday, November 25th at 6 PM at 718 Union Street in Schenectady.

This meeting is to vote on a measure crucial to the passage of a bond to facilitate needed repairs in the Johnstown School District.



Please join us for a Black Friday rally w/ local Labor, community, and faith leaders in solidarity w/ Walmart workers across the country!

This event is in response to Walmart employees with the group OURWalmart who have called for a national day of action, standing up for improved working conditions, fair treatment and fair compensation. Workers striking and rallying this Black Friday are demanding a commitment from the Walton family and Walmart to pay at least $15 an hour and to provide consistent, full-time employment.

Everyone is encouraged to dress as warmly as possible! Signs will be available at the event, but please feel free to bring your own sign and message as well!

Labor closes the summer right!

Labor Day is quickly approaching and the Capital District is ready to close the summer on a high note. Please join us over the next two weeks as we continue ongoing struggles locally, as well as take time to celebrate the decades of hard fought victories that unions have won for all Americans. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the upcoming events. Find out more about these events by clicking here!


The CDALF is proud to help reelect State Comptroller DiNapoli


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