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Throughout the year, we raise our voices together – public sector, private sector, and building trades – which is why the Labor Movement remains Union Strong!

Albany, NY - The 2.5 million members of the New York State AFL-CIO stand with our brothers and sisters of UAW across this country including here in New York State at Local 774 in

New York - "It is timely that while support continues to grow for members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) in their fight against Verizon's corporate greed - a new AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch exposes the pay inequality between CEOs and average workers.

Your vote is their voice.

And if you don't vote, they won't be heard. It's just that simple. Throughout the year, we make our voices heard on politics and policy in any number of ways. We hold rallies. We lobby and write letters. We make phone calls. And so much more. But Tuesday's vote on school budgets is especially important because you are giving voice to all the New York public school students who can't vote themselves. School budgets are up for approval TUESDAY, MAY 17. Don't forget to vote. And please vote YES!
Utility workers speak out in Albany fighting for the same workplace protections as other public servants. The workers are pressing for passage of a bill that would make assaulting utility workers a felony. Click here to download the PDF Press Release
NEW YORK - "For decades the New York State AFL-CIO has pursued a legislative strategy to secure the same rights for farmworkers that all other classifications of workers currently enjoy including the right to organize. We applaud the NYCLU for bringing this important issue to the forefront and we appreciate the fact Governor Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recognize the injustice in the labor law. We need to stop treating farmworkers as second class citizens. They deserve to be treated fairly and with dignity and respect," said Mario Cilento, President New York State AFL-CIO.
The ability to vote is fundamental to the democratic process and voter participation is the key to ensuring fair elections take place. The current limitations on absentee voting serve as unnecessary barriers to voter participation and stifle the democratic process.
Happy Nurses Week! Tell Albany you're #Thankful4Nurses and sign the petition to pass the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act at http://bit.ly/SafeStaffingNowNY
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Did you know that the folkswho work onelevators in NYS don't have to be licensed or properly-trained? If you think that is wrong, you're not alone. Today National Elevator Industry Educational Program instructors came to Albany to educate legislators and the general public on the ways properly-trained elevator workers keep you safe. Click here to learn more about the NEIEP and their work.