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Albany, NY - "We congratulate New York’s Senior Senator Chuck Schumer on his imminent elevation to Majority Leader.  We also thank Georgia’s Labor Movement and union members from New York an

Broadway, one of the biggest tourist destinations in New York City will remain closed for the rest of the year and New York's Metropolitan Opera just canceled its entire season because of the coronavirus. 
On this podcast we hear from James Claffey Jr., president of Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) on when and how live performances will return and how workers are coping with the lights out.

By Mario Cilento as seen today in the Buffalo News

Labor Day parades have been postponed and celebrations with family and friends will include masks and social distancing. But we can honor working people by acknowledging where we have been and where we need to go.

The 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO announced the endorsements of candidates running for office in the November 3, 2020 elections. 

President of the New York State AFL-CIO Mario Cilento said, “Now more than ever, as COVID-19 leaves a trail of destruction through the health and economic security of working people, we need elected officials who will stand up and fight for workers both now and in the months and years ahead.

What better way to practice social distancing than getting out into nature for a little camping! Now you can make it even better with some Union-Made camping must haves... like S'mores.  List from Labor 411.

S’mores
Honey Maid Graham Crackers (BCTGM)
Campfire Marshmallows (IBT)
Chocolate – Ghirardelli, Hershey, Cadbury (BCTGM, UFCW)

Grill
Weber (IUANPW)

Hammocks
Algoma Net (UFCW)

Outdoor Clothing
All American Clothing Co. (IBEW)
Carhartt (IBT)