New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento Congratulates TWU on Tentative Contract
“Congratulations to the members of Transport Workers Union Local 100 for winning a tentative contract
with strong economic gains that puts workers ahead of inflation without concessions,” said Mario
Cilento, president of the New York State AFL-CIO.
“This is a true testament to the power of union solidarity and all that can be accomplished when we
stand up for what is right.
“From the kick-off rally in December and throughout these negotiations you stood together. I commend
you for your commitment to one another. Your solidarity was evident to everyone and your voices were
heard. Together, with the leadership of your president, John Samuelsen, you prevailed and there is no
doubt; the Labor Movement is stronger as a result of your actions.
“Thank-you for the work you do every day. You provide a vital service that is essential to the success of
this great city, its residents and visitors alike,” Cilento said.