Vincent Alvarez is president of the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest regional labor federation, bringing together 300 local unions and 1.3 million workers from all sectors of the NYC economy. A member of the IBEW since 1990, Vinny began his career with Local 3 in Flushing, New York. He is a class c director and board chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and serves on numerous other advisory boards.
What is one of your organization’s recent successes?
We’re proud of our collaboration with Climate Jobs NY, an independent organization of NY labor unions working toward a goal of combating climate change while reversing income inequality through the creation of good union jobs. In 2022, CJNY, in partnership with Cornell, released “A Climate for Change,” a followup to a groundbreaking 2017 report offering a suite of recommendations to build an equitable clean energy economy that tackles climate change and racial and economic inequality.