Legislative Alerts

President's Message


Stop Off-Shoring Call Center Jobs 

President's Message


Empire State Film Tax Credit Creates Union Jobs

February 9, 2018

President's Message

The ability to retire and financial security in retirement have become unreachable goals for too many workers. Low wage and middle-income earners in the private sector often have no retirement options through their employer.

June 16, 2017

President's Message

Various Buy American proposals have been introduced over the last few months that would cover several state procurement projects. The goal of these proposals is to return manufacturing in the United States.

June 12, 2017

President's Message

Both houses of the legislature and the governor have introduced legislation to enact stronger laws requiring that when taxpayer dollars are used on public works projects we try to use American made iron and steel products to the greatest extent possible.

June 2, 2017

President's Message

The increased use of debit cards over the last decade as method of payroll was sold as a modern, convenient way for employees to access their pay and an alternative for low wage workers to avoid predatory check cashing companies.

May 15, 2017

President's Message

Working with our affiliates, including the RWDSU who is leading the efforts to improve the working conditions for car wash employees and others, the NYS AFL-CIO is supporting efforts to establish basic standards of decency in pay and benefits.