Learn more about these cases, who is behind them, and why they are important to all workers. The NYS AFL-CIO is providing presentations across the state at Area Labor Federations and Central Labor Councils.
José Valerio was earning a decent wage in New York City working as a welder for 10 years before an accident in 2014 left him with severe third-degree burns to his hand. The injury later developed into Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), causing constant severe pain. The father of four is still under a doctor's care, relying on workers' compensation benefits as he looks for ways to get back into the job market.

There are currently more than 11,000 individuals on a waiting list seeking services from the Office For Persons With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). It is not acceptable that an individual must be in crisis to receive the services he or she needs and deserves. It is time for the state to show a true commitment to provide care for all of New York's citizens who need it and allocate the resources to make sure individuals are safe and well cared for.

“The Labor Movement has a long and proud history in New York State, and that strength continues today," said New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento. “I'm pleased the latest numbers indicate our Movement is growing.”

Oppose Changes to Labor & Transparency Protections in Public Works Often billed as ways to lower the cost of projects or speed up the timeline for completing projects, proposals like "design/build", "best value" or "public/private partnerships" should send up red flags as they often result in higher costs, lower quality and less pubic oversight.


Governor Cuomo, 1199 SEIU, NYS AFL-CIO, PEF, IBT Local 237, Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, Teamsters & NYS Nurses Association Rally in Manhattan, Bronx & Long Island to Fight for Fair Pay

Governor Urges Legislature to Pass $15 Phased-In Minimum Wage this Legislative Session

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.