Press Releases

“The collective voice of working people was heard tonight with victories for Labor’s candidates for Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller and U.S. Senate.

Albany - "Over the last few days, elected officials across the state from Governor Andrew Cuomo to Public Advo

  Manhattan, NY - The 2.5 million members of the New York State AFL-CIO stand with our brothers and sisters of TWU Local 252 in their fight for a fair contract.   These dedicated men and women will have the full resources of the New York State AFL-CIO at their disposal throughout this fight.
Thank you! Your hard work made the difference and because of it working men and women have defeated the Constitutional Convention ballot proposal! This is a tremendous victory for organized labor in New York and for all working people. This has been the priority issue for us here at the New York State AFL-CIO for the past two years.
Let's call it what it is; an attack on the freedom of working men and women to have a voice in the workplace. Well-funded powerful corporations are behind this case and are out to destroy the American dream. Here in New York, we are ready, we are organized, and we are making sure our members, the general public, and all elected officials understand that the labor movement is the backbone of the middle class.   Without the middle class, our state and national economy collapses. We will not allow that to happen.
Tomorrow, one of the nation's top labor champions, Governor Cuomo, and national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will join thousands of union members in support of IBEW Local 3 against Charter Communications/Spectrum in their fight for a fair contract.
Albany - The New York State AFL-CIO is mobilizing its 2.5 million members, retirees and their families around a “Week of Action” beginning Monday, July 17, 2017 against the Senate Republican Health Care Bill. The Republican proposed health care plan would take away health benefits from tens of millions of people and allow insurance companies to charge people with cancer, diabetes and other illnesses tens of thousands more for care they need to survive.
Albany - “This is a victory for all New Yorkers. Requiring American made iron and steel products for New York's roads and bridges is a wise investment for the future of our economy. "Buy American, will create and maintain solid middle-class jobs, strengthen local economies and give a much needed shot in the arm to the manufacturing industry right here at home in New York. It ensures our hard-earned tax dollars are not sent overseas and are invested back into our own workforce.
Albany - “The No. 1 priority of the Labor Movement is always to help working men and women achieve a better life, and it is with that in mind we are pleased with the final state budget,” said New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento. “A key piece included in the final spending plan will make it easier for union members to deduct the cost of their union dues from their state taxes. “This new benefit will put an estimated $35 million back into the pockets of our members in private sector, public sector, and building trades unions throughout the state.