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“The Labor Movement has a long and proud history in New York State, and that strength continues today," said New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento. “I'm pleased the latest numbers indicate our Movement is growing.”

Oppose Changes to Labor & Transparency Protections in Public Works Often billed as ways to lower the cost of projects or speed up the timeline for completing projects, proposals like "design/build", "best value" or "public/private partnerships" should send up red flags as they often result in higher costs, lower quality and less pubic oversight.

MARIO CUOMO CAMPAIGN FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE LAUNCHES ‘DRIVE FOR $15' BUS TOUR AS PART OF PUSH TO RAISE STATEWIDE MINIMUM WAGE

Governor Cuomo, 1199 SEIU, NYS AFL-CIO, PEF, IBT Local 237, Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, Teamsters & NYS Nurses Association Rally in Manhattan, Bronx & Long Island to Fight for Fair Pay

Governor Urges Legislature to Pass $15 Phased-In Minimum Wage this Legislative Session

How do we take 29 days to tell the tale of 400 years? How do we consolidate our experience that encompasses multiple continents, numerous generations, and centuries of anguish into a shortened calendar month? We do it by existing, by striving, by surviving.
Stand with CUNY workers. Each year, the City University of New York provides a path to upward mobility for tens of thousands of New Yorkers from all backgrounds. Enrollment is up at CUNY, where its employees go to work every day to create a first-rate education environment. From maintenance workers and housekeepers to college assistants and clerical workers, the women and men are committed to opening the door to opportunity for students in a world-class institution.
Today we proudly stood with our coalition partners to ask New York State to simply put patients above profits. #SafeStaffingSavesLives
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."