New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento praises Governor Cuomo for supporting workers on strike against Spectrum

Albany - “Once again, Governor Cuomo did the right thing,” said Mario Cilento, president of the New York State AFL-CIO.

“His strong statement expressing opposition to and outrage at Charter Spectrum’s conduct shows his commitment to fight for what is best for all New Yorkers and his willingness to stand up for union members in this state.

“The governor’s statement today is another example of why he is Labor’s candidate. He understands the difficult decision these striking workers made when they voted to fight for a fair contract and he has proven again his commitment to protecting hardworking men and women and building up the middle class,” said Cilento.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3 represents 1,800 workers who have been on strike against Charter/Spectrum for 19 months.


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