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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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How To Form A Union

Forming a union with your coworkers gives you the right to negotiate with your employer for the wages, benefits and working conditions that you deserve.

How To Form A Union

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Get the latest on NY's union movement. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or watch on the New York State AFL-CIO YouTube channel.

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Upcoming Events

11:00AM - 6:00PM

Albany, NY

CSE Race and the Economy: Train the Trainer

The labor movement strives for greater solidarity among workers. As such, we need to understand what divides us, so we can unite more effectively.

7:00PM - 9:00PM

MVP Arena, 51 S Pearl St Albany, New York 12207

Union Strong Night at the Albany Firewolves!

Have a fun night out with your union family at Union Strong Night: Albany FireWolves vs Georgia Swarm!