Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on COVID Relief Bill

Albany, NY – “The labor movement could not be more thankful for the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Senator Schumer promised he would help get New York through this pandemic and he has delivered on that promise. Because of his actions workers will be able to keep their union health insurance, struggling pension plans will be strengthened and the unemployed will receive extended benefits. The package also includes critical funding for education and childcare and ensures state and local governments will get the necessary funding to successfully emerge from this crisis. We thank Senator Schumer for his tireless effort and successful outcome that will ensure New Yorkers have a path to recovery they so desperately need. We look forward to the House passing the stimulus package later this week as we take a major step forward toward our recovery.”