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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.

Albany - "On Saturday, April 28th, in cities, towns and communities across this country and throughout the world we remember working men and women who have suffered and died on the job.

Take Action Now: Urge your member of Congress to pass the Protecting America's Workers Act!

Employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act are afforded certain rights to join together to improve their wages and working conditions, with or without a union. Here is some information on your rights, provided by the National Labor Relations Board, which oversees this process for most workers.

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Please find a full list of endorsements at nysaflcio.org/endorsements

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.