New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento Congratulates AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler

Albany, NY – “On behalf of the 2.5 million members of the New York State AFL-CIO, I applaud the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO for voting to elect Liz Shuler as President to serve out the remainder of Richard Trumka’s term,” said Mario Cilento, president of the NYS AFL-CIO.

“We have worked closely with Liz as a state federation on several of the labor movement’s priority issues over the years as she served in her role as Secretary-Treasurer. She is a proven leader with the experience and drive we need to move us forward.

“We proudly celebrate this historic moment as Liz becomes the first woman president of the AFL-CIO and newly elected Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond becomes the first African American to hold the number two office.

“We look forward to working with both leaders to further labor’s agenda and enhance the lives of working people in this country,” Cilento added.