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Albany, NY - The New York State AFL-CIO, representing 2.5 million union members, retirees and their families today endorsed Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi for Congress. Brindisi is challenging U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney in the 22nd Congressional District.
“We need someone in Washington who will protect our health care, create more jobs, fight for fair wages and make workplace safety a priority, which his opponent has failed to do,” said Mario Cilento, president of the New York State AFL-CIO.

Albany – “The Labor Movement has a long and proud history in New York State, and our numbers continue to grow,” said New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento.

According to the latest report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York State gained 75,000 union members in 2017 to remain the most unionized state in the country. Union membership increased to 23.8 percent of the workforce.

Thank you! With your help and the dedication of the Hotel Trades Council members and their leaders, union workers at the Hilton Albany have secured a fair contract safeguarding important benefits for members and their families. We can all be extremely proud of the dedicated HTC members who maintained a presence on the picket line outside the Hilton Albany for four months, never once wavering during this labor dispute. We applaud Peter Ward for his leadership as the Hotel Trades Council President.

With your help and the dedication of the Hotel Trades Council members and their leaders, union workers at the Hilton Albany have secured a fair contract safeguarding important benefits for members and their families.

We can all be extremely proud of the dedicated HTC members who maintained a presence on the picket line outside the Hilton Albany for four months, never once wavering during this labor dispute. We applaud Peter Ward for his leadership as the Hotel Trades Council President.

Albany -“The Labor Movement has a long and proud history in New York State, and our numbers continue to grow," said New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento. According to the latest report by theBureau of Labor Statistics, New York State gained 75,000 union members in 2017 to remain the most unionized state in the country. Union membership increased to 23.8 percent of the workforce.

Albany -We are facing significant challenges in New York State as a result of the destructive policies that the fringe right in Washington is forcing on working people.

The Governor's budget proposal unveiled Tuesday, January 16, 2018 seeks to address those attacks by changing the state tax code and raising much needed revenue. It is a balanced approach to build a stronger middle class while protecting taxpayers against the harmful right-wing agenda coming out of Washington.

The state budget deficit and the uncertainty of New York getting its fair share of federal dollars will make for a difficult state budget year. Added to that is the unfair shift of the federal tax burden onto New York taxpayers. All to pay for a steep corporate tax cut.