Press Releases

Communications Director: Darcy Wells, [email protected] or 518.859.1274

Albany, NY – “Every day working people have gone above and beyond to carry us through the pandemic, and for too many of them the cost has been their own health and even death.

Groups Push Back On Those Suggesting Revenues No Longer Needed 

For Immediate Release: 

March 29, 2021 

For Immediate Release: March 18, 2021

Contact: 
Ron Deutsch, NYFF, 518-469-6769
Darcy Wells, NYS AFL-CIO 518-859-1274
Matt Hamilton, NYSUT 518-570-0430 

Albany - “Working men and women sent a strong message tonight; they recognize that actions speak louder than words and that Governor Cuomo has demonstrated time and again that he will stand with organized labor and protect workers’ rights. I congratulate Governor Cuomo on his primary victory and look forward to getting our members back out to the polls in November to re-elect Andrew Cuomo as Governor of this great state.

Albany - "No amount of next-day-spin can change the fact that Cynthia Nixon simply fell flat in her first debate performance. She showed New York voters that she lacks the experience, judgement and vision to lead this state. She was no match for Governor Cuomo who has proven what it takes to be a great leader through action and deed and no amount of desperate attacks on cable news channels can change that."

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Hempstead, NY – Earlier this evening New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento attended the Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Debate at Hofstra University and issued the following statement.

Albany, NY - “This is exactly what I would expect from someone who is working off the script of right wing conservative ideologues in Washington whose sole purpose is to vilify working people and their unions. Marc Molinaro predictably casts aside the vital role working men and women play, not just at the MTA, but to the economic well-being of our state. He would rather blame workers for subway repair costs than recognize New York's highly trained and skilled workforce is the only thing that keeps our state moving forward.”  

Manhattan, NY – At a meeting of the state federation’s Executive Council on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, the New York State AFL-CIO unanimously adopted a resolution demanding the immediate release of former Brazilian President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as “Lula” following his imprisonment on April 7, 2018.

Manhattan, NY – Today the 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO announced the endorsements of candidates running for State Senate and Assembly.

The endorsements took place at the state federation’s 2018 Committee on Political Education (COPE) Convention at the Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel in New York City. More than 1,000 delegates, representing union members from the public sector, private sector and building trades, were in attendance. 

Manhattan, NY – Today the 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO announced the endorsement of New York City Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James for New York State Attorney General and the endorsement of Tom DiNapoli for re-election as New York State Comptroller.

The endorsements took place at the state federation’s 2018 Committee on Political Education (COPE) Convention at the Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel in New York City. More than 1,000 delegates, representing union members from the public sector, private sector and building trades, were in attendance.

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Manhattan, NY – Today the 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO announced the endorsement of United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in her bid for re-election as well as endorsements of candidates running for Congress in New York State.