New York State AFL-CIO

A top priority this year will be the fight to ensure that gig economy workers are no longer treated as second class citizens.

On behalf of our 2.5 million members, retirees and their families across New York State, I welcome everyone in the labor movement back to Albany, and I wish each of you a healthy and happy New Year

New York State AFL-CIO

Helping Working Families Achieve a Better Life

The New York state AFL-CIO is a federation of 3,000 affiliated public sector, private sector, and building trades unions throughout the state, representing 2.5 million members, retirees and their families.  Our members live and work in every community in our state, and reflect the diversity that makes New York great.

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People who work regularly for these app companies are truly employees, and they deserve the same protections as other workers in our state, including a fair wage, safe workplaces, and protection from layoffs or disability.