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Albany - Today is the culmination of a decades-long fight centered upon one simple premise: that farmworkers deserve fairness, equality and justice.

Working people and their allies came together in NYC, Buffalo 28 other cities across the country to fight for decent and equitable pay, affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities and a secure future for all of us.  #UnrigTheSystem #ItsAboutFreedom

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.

The annual attack on thescaffoldsafety law by right wing think tanks, insurance companies and contractors who stand to increase their profits has begun in earnest. Do not be lulled by mischaracterizations of this vital safety law or the misinformation campaign about its impact. Thescaffoldsafety law saves lives and that, in and of itself, should be enough to support its protection.
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.