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The NYS AFL-CIO has long supported legislation to stop corporations from relocating good jobs out of state.

The New York State Film and Television Tax Credit is a unique program that has made New York a leader in global competition for movie and television production and puts tens of thousands of New Yor

While it is good news for federal workers who were not getting paid that an agreement has been reached to temporarily end the federal government shutdown.

Thank you! Your hard work made the difference and because of it working men and women have defeated the Constitutional Convention ballot proposal! This is a tremendous victory for organized labor in New York and for all working people. This has been the priority issue for us here at the New York State AFL-CIO for the past two years.

As a pillar of the Democratic Party, unions have wanted for years to see mainstream Democrats push for major reforms to the law that would rejuvenate the ranks of organized labor. At the press conference Wednesday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka applauded the proposals, but also emphasized that many Democrats have taken their union support for granted.

NEW YORK - Ahead of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo, leaders across state government as well as environmental and labor organizations convened a major summit on bringing 21st-Century clean jobs to New York. The Climate Jobs Now! Summit, which took place at the Cornell Club and was attended widely by labor and business leaders, focused on combatting climate change and reversing inequality in states and regions across the country.
This month, we celebrate LGBTQ History Month; a time to honor all who have come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally and the contributions to culture, arts, and civic engagement. Yet during this celebration, we must not ignore the fact that LGBTQ rights are under attack at the federal level. Now, more than ever, we need to protect those rights here in New York State, where we have some of the strongest protections in the country for LGBTQ people.

Some 275 volunteers – pilots, mechanics, flight attendants and other workers – took off from Newark International Airport on October 4 on a union-sponsored relief mission to hurricane-smashed Puerto Rico, the AFL-CIO announced. Some 50 unionized registered nurses, members of National Nurses United, flew in from San Francisco the day before to join the mission.

The unionists headed for the island commonwealth, whose 3.4 million residents lack power, food, drinkable water and other resources, two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit.

In a powerful illustration of the ability of grassroots activists to challenge corporate power, United Students Against Sweatshops, the nation’s leading student organization focused on issues of worker rights and economic justice, has just scored a crucial victory over the world’s biggest sports apparel and footwear brand: Nike.

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Let's call it what it is; an attack on the freedom of working men and women to have a voice in the workplace. Well-funded powerful corporations are behind this case and are out to destroy the American dream. Here in New York, we are ready, we are organized, and we are making sure our members, the general public, and all elected officials understand that the labor movement is the backbone of the middle class. Without the middle class, our state and national economy collapses. We will not allow that to happen.
The last thing an injured or ill worker wants to think about is bureaucracy and red tape. Recovery should be the only thing on their mind. Unfortunately the bureaucracy at the Workers' Compensation Board is proposing changes to its guidelines along with regulatory proposals that will result in drastic benefit cuts for injured workers. Please tell the Board what you think about these planned cuts. It will only take a moment. We've provided a letter that you can use.