New York State AFL-CIO Endorses Hochul for Governor

Albany, NY - "I’m pleased to announce that today, the New York State AFL-CIO Executive Council voted to endorse Kathy Hochul for Governor," said Mario Cilento, president of the New York State AFL-CIO.

"Throughout her career in public service, Kathy has always been a strong advocate for working people.

“Within days of becoming governor, she took the time to meet with our board members to listen to their concerns, giving each of them an opportunity to discuss the priorities of their unions and their members.

“Over the past five months she has successfully navigated through the many challenges brought on by the pandemic and worked with our affiliates to rebuild the industries hardest hit.

“She has supported safety and health protections, as well as worker rights bills, and has come through with aid to help union members who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.

“Governor Hochul is exactly the leader we need to move our state forward. The New York State AFL-CIO will be educating, engaging and mobilizing our 2.5 million members from now through election day to ensure a victory for Kathy Hochul,” Cilento said.

“It’s an absolute honor to earn the support of the New York State AFL-CIO whose commitment to advancing the rights of working people has made New York a model state for organized labor,” said Governor Kathy Hochul. 

“Working together, we’ll continue to fight for good-paying, union jobs and promote fairness and justice for every worker,” Hochul added.