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The NYS AFL-CIO strongly supports inclusion of a labor peace agreement as the centerpiece of legislation to establish a legal and well-regulated adult-use

Governor Cuomo has included a proposal in his Executive budget that requires employers to allow certain workers to accrue paid sick days.

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.
Albany - Every day on average, 13 workers die in this country as a result of workplace injuries. And, every year in cities, towns and communities across America we gather on Workers' Memorial Day to remember our brothers and sisters who have lost their lives on the job. The Labor Movement is the single most important entity toward ensuring a better life for working men and women. We fight for better wages and benefits, but we also fight for better conditions of employment which results in safer working conditions.
On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. This year we will come together to call for work in this country that is safe and healthy and pays fair wages. We will celebrate the victories won by working people and commit to fighting until all workers have safe jobs and the freedom to form unions without the threat of retaliation.

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Manhattan, NY - Federal, State and City leaders joined labor, environmental, progressive and consumer groups today, Thursday, April 7, 2016, on the steps of City Hall to show their unified opposition to the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and to urge all members of Congress to defeat the proposed trade agreement if it comes to a vote.
More and more Republicans are starting to cave into pressure from working people like you to do their job and hold a hearing and vote on Pres. Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. But we need to keep the pressure up because Mitch McConnell and Republican leaders are hoping they can ride out the coming weeks into the summer recess and avoid doing their constitutional duty.