Press Releases

Albany, NY - The 2.5 million members of the New York State AFL-CIO stand with our brothers and sisters of UAW across this country including here in New York State at Local 774 in Buffal

Albany - I applaud the California Labor Movement and elected officials for passing AB 5, a landmark bill that will provide basic protections to app-based workers in the growing gig economy.

Manhattan - It is deeply disappointing that New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson seems to be unaware of the importance of the Scaffold Safety Law as it relates to the safety, health and well-being of working men and women.

For the most part, Speaker Johnson has demonstrated an understanding of the priorities of working men and women. Unfortunately, his misguided MTA reform plan has been seized upon by anti-labor, anti-worker groups motivated by profits at the expense of worker safety.

Albany – “Governor Cuomo has once again shown his unwavering commitment to stand up for all working men and women declaring New York State a “national champion for organized labor.” As he highlighted his legislative priorities, he called for enacting the most pro-labor protections in the country by aggressively protecting the right to organize and collectively bargain. I applaud the governor for calling for construction projects with public subsidies to be subject to prevailing wage to ensure they are built properly.

Albany - "Governor Cuomo was truly inspirational today. As he highlighted his legislative priorities, he recognized that a strong labor movement is the key to building the middle class. We applaud the governor for doubling down on his commitment to ensure working people are treated fairly in our great state. Not only did the governor vow to protect all public employees in labor unions, including those who work for local governments; he recognized the need to address the emerging gig economy to ensure workers have the basic rights all working men and women deserve."

“The collective voice of working people was heard tonight with victories for Labor’s candidates for Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller and U.S. Senate. I congratulate Governor Cuomo, our new State Attorney General Letitia “Tish” James, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

 “Their victories are a victory for all working people. Union members worked hard campaigning for each of these candidates because they understand the issues most important to workers.

Albany - "Over the last few days, elected officials across the state from Governor Andrew Cuomo to Public Advocate and Attorney General candidate Letitia “Tish” James have said enough is enough with regard to Charter Spectrum’s treatment of striking workers who belong to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3," said Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO. 

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.