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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

Earlier this week, representatives of the United States and 11 other countries signed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), setting the stage for our advocacy to stop the massive trade deal in Congress.
It is critical that working people raise their voices and let members of Congress know that if the TPP comes up for a vote, we are going to kill it once and for all.
"Paid Family Leave is just as much a societal issue as it is a workplace issue," said New York State AFL-CIO President, Mario Cilento. "No one should have to choose between providing emotional support for a family member and a paycheck. The New York State AFL-CIO remains committed to ensuring workers can put family first. We applaud Speaker Heastie and Assemblywoman Nolan for their leadership and the Assembly Majority for their ongoing support on this critical issue."
The Needs of Injured Workers Must Come Before the Pursuit of Greater Profit The NYS AFL-CIO is opposed to changes to the workers' compensation system that are included in the Executive Budget proposal. Additional proposals coming from the business community would alter the system to such an extent that many injured workers could never expect to maintain a decent standard of living.