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The New York State AFL-CIO supports legislation to allow for the adult-use of cannabis in New York, as well as job creation and an entrepreneurial pathway for communities and individuals negatively impacted by past social problems and stigma associated with cannabis. 

The NYS AFL-CIO has long supported legislation to stop corporations from relocating good jobs out of state. This year we are prioritizing (S1826A/A567A) the New York Call Center Jobs Act, to prevent the ongoing outsourcing of jobs from New York State to other locations. 

The New York State Film and Television Tax Credit is a unique program that has made New York a leader in global competition for movie and television production and puts tens of thousands of New York union members to work each year. We urge the Legislature to include an extension to the Film and Television Tax Credit Program in the 2019-20 State Budget and we urge the Governor to support this vital program. 

While it is good news for federal workers who were not getting paid that an agreement has been reached to temporarily end the federal government shutdown. It should not be lost on anyone that the shutdown shouldn’t have happened in the first place. The shutdown highlights the ongoing and callous disregard for working men and women that is afflicting our nation. 

Mario Cilento, president of the New York State AFL-CIO said “This issue is about fairness, opportunity and inclusion which is why it