News From: NYS AFL-CIO

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 04, 2016

Labor Gains in Nueva York

2016 New York State budget embraces unions Buffalo News Tom PreciousALBANY – Organized labor rules in the newly adopted state budget.Top union and business leaders say they have not witnessed...

by AFL-CIO | on Feb 12, 2016

Protectionism is a right not a privilege

Letter to the Editor of Crains from Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIOBrad Gerstman’s op-ed, “What killed 421-a? Old-fashioned protectionism,” is an outright...

by AFL-CIO | on Jan 29, 2016

Labor Continues to Grow in New York State

The Labor Movement has a long and proud history in New York State, and that strength continues today," said New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento. “I'm pleased the latest...

by Guest Post | on Dec 04, 2015

United Defense: We must work harder

This articile originally appeared in The Chief Leader, a NYC based print paper dedicated to public employee unions that recycle civil service job announcements. By DANā€ˆROSENBLUM. Speaking...

by Guest Post | on Jun 23, 2015

421-a NYC: Building it union!

A statement from the NYS AFL-CIO regarding the inclusion of prevailing wages in tax abatements for developers who build affordable housing in New York City;"We thank Governor Cuomo, Senate...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 06, 2015

They want givebacks so IBEW 1049 fights back

Newsday: National Grid workers authorize strike vote with contract about to expireThere has been some media coverage of the upcoming contract negotiations between the International Brotherhood of...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 03, 2015

From Wall Street to da' Bronx: The New NYS Assembly Leader

In what could be called incredible political irony, the new Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Carl Heastie - hails from the Boogie Down Bronx; an economically diverse borough with union and...