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

Rev. Terrence Melvin was re-elected unanimously by the delegates of the 33rd Constitutional Convention of the New York State AFL-CIO to a four year term as Secretary-Treasurer. The election took place today at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City.
Manhattan -Today, the 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO announced the endorsements of candidates running for State Senate and Assembly. The endorsements took place at the State Federation's 33rd Constitutional Convention at the Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel in New York City. More than one thousand delegates, representing union members from the public sector, private sector and building trades, were in attendance.
Cilento Unanimously Re-elected President of the New York State AFL-CIO Manhattan - Mario Cilento was re-elected unanimously by the delegates of the 33rd Constitutional Convention of the New York State AFL-CIO to a four year term as president. The election took place today at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City. As president, Cilento represents 2.5 million members from 3,000 affiliated public sector, private sector, and building trades unions throughout the state.
Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on Worker Safety Legislation We are pleased Governor Cuomo has signed into law important safety bills that will help deter violence against workers providing public services. Utility workers must often enter private residences alone, deliver unwelcome news and as such, are routinely subject to threats, harassment or worse.
Albany -“Our affiliates in the private sector, public sector and building trades were united in recognizing the important role existing nuclear facilities, like the James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant have in our communities and in our future.
Increase boosts insurers' profits The article “Workers' comp rates up,” July 20, is misleading and raises the question: Who and what is really behind the increase? Loss cost is only one of a number of factors that go into determining workers' compensation rates. The state Department of Financial Services approved a 9.3 percent loss cost increase, not a workers' compensation rate increase. Furthermore, the 9.3 percent loss cost increase is unnecessary; it will only serve to make profitable insurers more profitable.
Letter to the Editor in the Buffalo News: In Heather Briccetti's July 24 Viewpoints article, “State must do more to improve its business climate,” she calls for an open dialogue and rational discussion. That sounds good, but let's look at the facts. Briccetti and the Business Council demonize the labor movement because we fight to protect workers.
UPDATE: “We applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo for taking the lead in recognizing that nuclear energy must remain a part of the state's clean energy plan,” said Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO. “Existing nuclear facilities play a critical role in ensuring we are safely able to achieve clean energy goals while at the same time maintaining jobs in those communities where nuclear facilities exist.