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For the last 20 years, the New York State AFL-CIO and Cornell University have co-sponsored the Union Leadership Institute (ULI).

The New York State AFL-CIO, representing 2.5 million union members and their families, as well as our retirees and their families, supports no excuse absentee voting, Proposition 4 on the ballot this year. 

The New York State AFL-CIO, representing 2.5 million union members and their families, as well as our retirees and their families, supports Proposition 2 on the ballot this year. 

Albany, NY - “Today we welcome our first farmworker siblings into the labor family,” said New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento.”

“The historic PERB certification means for the first time, and because of the passage of the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act, farmworkers will be part of a union that will give them the dignity and respect they deserve.

“This is the culmination of a decades-long fight centered upon one simple premise: that farm workers deserve fairness, equality, and justice.