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The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 56 national and international labor unions. The AFL-CIO was created in 1955 by the merger of the AFL and the CIO.

AFSCME is the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO. Our 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen. AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

District Council 37, AFSCME
Our District Council, DC 37, New York's largest public employee union.

NY Committee for Occupational Safety & Health
This website includes valuable information about Health and Safety issues affecting New York City workers. It is especially valuable for on the job injuries and World Trade Center claims.

Organization of Staff Analysts
The Organization of Staff Analysts (OSA) is a vibrant and growing union of professionals in public service. We represent employees of the City of New York in the Analyst title series serving in more than 50 City agencies, as well as other municipal employees in a range of professional titles.

Civil Service Exam 
State law calls on municipalities to sharply reduce current numbers of provisional employees, and the state Civil Service Commission is insisting that New York City begin by January 2009 to replace provisionals who have served longer than four months when civil service lists exist with appointments from the lists. Union members who are provisionals should take civil service tests they are eligible for to become permanent civil service workers.