Central Labor Council

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    City Union Chief Jack Ahern's Luxury Ride Eyed by Labor Council

    ​When labor leaders travel in stretch limousines it sends something of a mixed message. So when Jack Ahern, current chief of the city's powerful Central Labor Council, showed up in one at the St. Patrick's Day parade in March, a few jaws dropped. Last week, the jaws fell again when Ahern doub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2007

    Labor Big McLaughlin Gets New Court Date

    Brian McLaughlin, the scandal-scarred ex-city labor chief charged with stealing more than $2 million, was in federal court this morning asking a judge for more time to examine a "mountain" of documentary evidence that federal prosecutors say they will use against him. Looking leaner and grayer than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2006

    NYC 2030: Bloomberg Sees Green

    He sees trees of green, red roses, too. . . When the 1939 World's Fair departed Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, it left something behind: a time capsule buried 50-feet below ground, designated to be opened in the year 6939. Inside are microfilm rolls and newsreel footage, as well as 124 objects in ... More >>

  • News

    December 12, 2006

    In the Wake

    McLaughlin scandal casts doubt on labor council's future

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2006

    Labor Big Takes a Walk

    Embattled city union big Brian McLaughlin is out as president of the city's powerful Central Labor Council - at least for the next six months. McLaughlin, an electrical workers' union official and Queens state assemblyman who has been battling a criminal probe of city contracts, has agreed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2006

    Labor's Love Lost

    New York has never lacked for labor racketeers, both convicted and alleged, but one name not previously found on either list is Central Labor Council president and Queens Democratic assemblyman Brian McLaughlin. Thursday's raids on McLaughlin's union and political offices, part of a joint city and ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2006

    Labor's Love Lost

    City's top union official said to have feathered his nest

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    Remember the Stadium? Unions do

    Lingering anger over the defeat of Mayor Bloomberg's dream of building a colossal stadium on the West Side to host the Jets and the 2012 Olympics is now complicating efforts to forge labor solidarity on behalf of the striking transit workers. Bloomberg's push to build the billion-dollar edifice alo ... More >>

  • News

    November 15, 2005

    Council Jihad

    De Blasio Leads Unholy Union War on City's Campaign Finance Board

  • News

    June 29, 2004

    Challenge to a Quiet Boss

    Flying squads, charges of dirty tricks by incumbent plague a teamster local election

  • News

    September 9, 2003

    Language Lockout

    For Immigrants, Hard Work Yields Few Benefits

  • News

    January 7, 2003

    Privacy Meets Public Safety

    A 'Pragmatic Progressive' Emerges from Queens

  • News

    February 12, 2002

    Rebuilding at Ground Zero

    Will Any of the Possibilities Really Be Considered?

  • News

    January 22, 2002

    Outer-Borough Battler

    A Labor Leader Challenges His Own

  • News

    October 9, 2001

    The Other Disaster

    Tough Times Ahead Bode Worst for City’s Poorest

  • News

    February 8, 2000

    Romancing the Right

    Rudy's Secret and Saintly Letter Hits Home in the Heartland

  • News

    August 24, 1999

    Union Jacked

    How DC 37 became America's most indicted municipal union

  • News

    March 30, 1999

    A Wounded Mayor

    Diallo Deconstructs Rudy's Racial Rule