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With the attack on labor unions, especially from organizations such as New Choice NY, on the upswing, PEF is not only heightening its member engagement campaign, but taking part in a statewide camp

How do we take 29 days to tell the tale of 400 years? How do we consolidate our experience that encompasses multiple continents, numerous generations, and centuries of anguish into a shortened calendar month? We do it by existing, by striving, by surviving.
Stand with CUNY workers. Each year, the City University of New York provides a path to upward mobility for tens of thousands of New Yorkers from all backgrounds. Enrollment is up at CUNY, where its employees go to work every day to create a first-rate education environment. From maintenance workers and housekeepers to college assistants and clerical workers, the women and men are committed to opening the door to opportunity for students in a world-class institution.
Today we proudly stood with our coalition partners to ask New York State to simply put patients above profits. #SafeStaffingSavesLives
Earlier this week, representatives of the United States and 11 other countries signed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), setting the stage for our advocacy to stop the massive trade deal in Congress.
It is critical that working people raise their voices and let members of Congress know that if the TPP comes up for a vote, we are going to kill it once and for all.
"Paid Family Leave is just as much a societal issue as it is a workplace issue," said New York State AFL-CIO President, Mario Cilento. "No one should have to choose between providing emotional support for a family member and a paycheck. The New York State AFL-CIO remains committed to ensuring workers can put family first. We applaud Speaker Heastie and Assemblywoman Nolan for their leadership and the Assembly Majority for their ongoing support on this critical issue."
The Needs of Injured Workers Must Come Before the Pursuit of Greater Profit The NYS AFL-CIO is opposed to changes to the workers' compensation system that are included in the Executive Budget proposal. Additional proposals coming from the business community would alter the system to such an extent that many injured workers could never expect to maintain a decent standard of living.