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Albany – “Governor Cuomo is once again standing up for working people by calling for an end to the exploitation of gig economy workers.

Albany – New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento testified today before the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Labor at

Media Advisory Immediate Release:      Monday, December 12, 2016 For more information:  Mark Emanation (518) 779-5059 Dom Patrignani (518) 935-3445 Darcy Wells (518) 859-1274  

Solidarity Rally for IUE-CWA Local 81359/81380 Members in their Fight for a Fair Contract

Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on Columbia University Graduate Students Vote to Join UAW The decision by Columbia graduate students, who have overwhelmingly voted to join the United Auto Workers (UAW), is a tremendous victory for the organized labor movement. They have ensured that from this point forward, their voices will be heard at the workplace.
Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on New Payroll Card Regulations “The New York State AFL-CIO raised concerns about prepaid payroll cards years ago as workers were increasingly being paid with the debit cards. The paychecks, particularly of low-wage workers were being severely cut by fees and other concealed costs. Now, with these new rules in place, which provide workers with the strongest protections in the country, we can be assured workers' rights and their hard earned wages are protected.
Manhattan - Today, the 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO announced the endorsements of candidates running for the House of Representatives. The endorsements took place at the State Federation's 33rd Constitutional Convention at the Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel in New York City. More than one thousand delegates, representing union members from the public sector, private sector and building trades, were in attendance.
Manhattan - Today, the 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO announced the endorsement of United States Senator Charles E. Schumer in his bid for re-election. The endorsement took place at the State Federation's 33rd Constitutional Convention at the Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel in New York City. More than one thousand delegates, representing union members from the public sector, private sector and building trades, were in attendance.
Manhattan -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 33rd Constitutional Convention at the Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel in New York City. More than one thousand delegates, representing union members from the public sector, private sector and building trades, were in attendance.
Cilento Unanimously Re-elected President of the New York State AFL-CIO Manhattan – Mario Cilento was re-elected unanimously by the delegates of the 33rd Constitutional Convention of the New York State AFL-CIO to a four year term as president. The election took place today at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City. As president, Cilento represents 2.5 million members from 3,000 affiliated public sector, private sector, and building trades unions throughout the state.
Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on Worker Safety Legislation We are pleased Governor Cuomo has signed into law important safety bills that will help deter violence against workers providing public services. Utility workers must often enter private residences alone, deliver unwelcome news and as such, are routinely subject to threats, harassment or worse.