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Ann Marie Taliercio is re-elected to her 3rd term as President of the Central New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
The delegates of the Central New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO have re-elected Ann Marie Taliercio, President of UNITEHERE Local 150, to serve as President of the Federation for a third term. Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli, a staunch supporter of New York’s working men and women, did the honor of the swearing in. Read more >>>
Broome-Tioga Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, met on September 16th and voted to endorse the following candidates Read more >>>
Tri-County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO endorsement
Tri-County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO proudly endorses our union sister, Michelle Osterhoudt, for Oneonta Common Council 4th Ward.
To help with Michelle's campaign, contact Field Coordinator Bonnie Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greater Syracuse Labor Council, AFL-CIO met on September 17, 2015 and voted to endorse the following candidates: Read more >>>
The Cayuga CLC, AFL-CIO is proud to make the following endorsements for 2015: Read more >>>
Awards given at the 32nd Annual Labor Day Picnic, Ithaca, sponsored by the Midstate CLC & the Tompkins County Workers' Center
Over 300 people attended the annual Labor Day picnic in Ithaca, NY. The picnic has been sponsored for thirty-two years by the Midstate Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. For the past five years the Tompkins County Workers' Center has also been a co-sponsor of the picnic, which brings labor and community together to celebrate workers on Labor Day.
The annual awards are always a highlight of the picnic. This year's theme was "organizing for respect," and the awards reflected that, honoring workers who stood up to organize a union.
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Jamie Dangler, UUP, talking union and social justice on WHCU870, Ithaca
In advance of the Labor Day holiday, Jamie Dangler, UUP, talks about unions and social justice on WHCU870 out of Ithaca. Sister Dangler is UUP Vice President for Academics and an Associate Professor at SUNY Cortland.
The Great New York State Fair is now open! Be sure to visit all of the Labor booths along the way!
Park with United Steelworkers (USW) at Crucible and your fee will be donated to many local charities.
Your ticket will be taken by SEIU Local 200United members!
Dine with UNITEHERE Local 150, AFL-CIO at the Empire Room, Grand Central Grill (Center of Progress Bldg), NY Cafe (Horticultural Bldg)
NYSNA in the Science Building
CSEA, NYSUT & PEF in the Center of Progress Building
Join us on Labor day at 10:00 am for our Labor Parade!
Special Guest speaker is NYSUT President Karen Magee.
Enjoy the Fair!Read more >>>
The Greater Syracuse Labor Council, AFL-CIO met on August 19, 2015 and voted to endorse the following candidates: Read more >>>
We sent the PSC a strong message via public pressure from citizens, consumer advocates, and unions that it should set public policies that protect New Yorkers. The Public Service Commission (PSC) has responded!
The PSC has announced that a public hearing will be held in SYRACUSE ON AUGUST 6TH at 7:00 pm.Read more >>>
The CNY Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
The 1st Annual
Please be advised.
At the next CLC meeting – July 13 – 6:30 at BCTGM
We will open the floor for nominations for the position of Treasurer.
If you are interested in running – please let me know.Read more >>>
All across New York thousands of advocates - parents, students, educators, administrators, school board members, grandparents, are standing up to demand fair funding for our schools and an end to the attacks on teachers and public education. You can join them.
Please attend these important events! Bring your union Sisters and Brothers, your friends and family. Let our elected officials know that we support our schools and teachers!
There are forums all around our region. Below is a list of upcoming events:Read more >>>
Public transit is essential for workers, students, seniors, and a vibrant 21st Century urban economy! Say no to transit cuts at Centro! Make your voice heard - public hearings and on-line comments. Sample letter explaining harm that cuts will do here
Read more for a full list of public hearings and links to and twitterRead more >>>
Support our Union Brothers and Sisters.
Click to find how you can find Union Hotels, Union Services and Union Made!Read more >>>
No one should have to choose between the health of their family and their ability to make ends meet.
The Paid Family Leave Insurance Act will help keep New York’s families healthy and secure by providing weekly benefits to workers to care for a family member, replacing part of their wages for up to 12 weeks. California, New Jersey and Rhode Island already have paid family leave, it’s time for New York to do the same.
Text Paid Leave to 877877 to be connected with your Senator. Thank them for introducing Paid Family Leave in the Senate budget and to please continue supporting it in joint budget negotiations.Read more >>>
While much of the Internet this week was focused on escaped llamas, figuring out what color a dress is or mourning the loss of SAG-AFTRA member and Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy, we can forget that legislation is still being pushed that would make the lives of working families worse. Whether it is the "right to work" policies pushed by the allies of Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.), who likes to compare workers to terrorists, and in other states like New Mexico and West Virginia, or the ongoing negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) using the Fast Track process, we need to stay alert. Read more >>>
Onondaga County families need your help to bring the Workforce Development Institute (WDI) Child Care Subsidy Facilitated Enrollment Program into Onondaga County. This valuable program provides financial assistance towards the high cost of child care for hard-working families that earn too much to qualify for a Department of Social Services (DSS) Subsidy, but too little to afford quality, accessible child care for their children. At this time, several other upstate counties have this program and we need it too!
Currently, a family of 4 with an annual income just above the DSS subsidy eligibility line (200%) of the Federal Poverty Level), could spend up to 22% of their annual salary on child care for one child. Working families who qualify for WDI Child Care Subsidy experience a decrease in child care costs, while contributing a family share fee. The current average subsidy in NY is $5,000, which goes a long way towards helping working families achieve better financial stability.
In Onondaga County, the average annual cost is $10,500 for one child. These high costs can often jeopardize their stability in the workforce and cause significant attendance, reliability and stress issues for working parents.
NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on the Governor’s Education Reform Proposals
The so-called education reforms proposed today include direct attacks on basic worker protections and as such impact all workers, not just teachers. Increasing tenure requirements is a roll back of due process rights and ultimately will dissuade teachers from speaking out and advocating for the children they have dedicated their lives to educating. The proposal to tear up teacher collective bargaining agreements in failing public schools is a slap at the entire Labor Movement, and ignores the plethora of socio-economic and other factors that impact educational performance.
We look forward to working with Governor Cuomo, the Legislature, our affiliates and community partners to solve real problems in public education, such as massive funding disparities, and in turn ensure a brighter future for all of New York’s children.
Original article and more at nysaflcio.org
Share of Households Earning Middle-Class Income
Income inequality became a hot topic of economic conversation in 2014, and publications like The Atlantic have taken notice. In 17 Things We Learned About the Economy in 2014, the authors explore the growth of low-income jobs, stagnant wages for families and shrinking wages for younger workers, the racial and gender wage gap, taxes and the dwindling middle class.Read more >>>
New York is one of America’s greatest cities. Many of the notable landmarks that make this city great were built with American hands using American products. But those strong and enduring monuments were not confined to just New York. You could find them in Oswego and Plattsburgh and Jamestown and Liberty. They were the memorials of our history and the bridges that took us to places we did not know how to spell. They were the buildings and shops filled with people and storefronts filled with dreams.
Now those dreams have been covered with sheets of plywood, the monuments are crumbling and our bridges are deteriorating. We can stop this but we need your help. Contact your State Assembly and Senate members to help pass “Buy American” bills S-7206 and A-9521. Send a message - Click Here:Read more >>>
OSWEGO, N.Y. (May 14) – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has informed aluminum producer Novelis that the company has violated labor laws in its response to workers’ efforts to organize a union at its Oswego, N.Y., facility.
Novelis, which has other unfair labor practice charges pending before the NLRB related to its interference in the effort to unionize its 600 hourly workers, illegally provided a benefit to employees in order to dissuade them from voting to join the USW, the board found. In addition, the company is accused of manipulating documents to make it appear that the union was behind a plan to rescind those benefits.Read more >>>
Representative Maffei, Advocacy Groups and Unions Call on Congress to Stop Fast Track for Job-Killing Trade Deal
Fast Track Legislation for the TPP Would Slash Jobs, and Cut Environmental and Consumer Protections
New York City- Representative Dan Maffei, unions, environmental, progressive and consumer groups joined together to oppose recently-introduced Fast Track legislation for the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Currently, the TPP is being negotiated in secret between the United States and 11 countries Pacific Rim countries including Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, and Vietnam, which are 40% of the world economy.Read more >>>
The CNY ALF will be starting our own New "Leadership Committee" in 2014.
1. To motivate new and interested Union Members and activists to become more active in the Union, Labor Movement and Community
3. To provide opportunities for new and interested Labor and community activists to advance leadership, advocacy and activism skills
4. To increase the visibility of the Labor and community activists within the Labor movement and the greater community
5. To provide opportunities for social networking and relationship building
Brother Al Marzullo will be starting the CNY ALF group in Syracuse and is asking each local to send at least one member to participate in the founding of this organization.
Al and I invite you, as leaders of the regional labor movement, to participate and to identify members you believe will benefit from this training and who will be interested in participating in the network we build over the next few years. Once the Syracuse core group is established we hope to use those participating members who live throughout our region to foster New Leadership activity at the six CLC’s.
WHO to SEND to represent your UNION?...New members, members with new or expanded Union responsibilities or any who wish to become more committed to the union movement are all good candidates.
The FIRST meeting will be:
Thursday, January 16th 5:30 p.m.
Please do not hesitate to contact either one of us with any questions.
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Local services and good jobs are threatened in Broome County, and residents are fighting back. A public nursing home, a public transit system, and local mental health and developmental disability services are vital to the well-being of our community. Labor and community members are coming together to preserve good jobs and services in our community.
You can speak up for local services at a community forum on the proposed closure of Broome Developmental Center
ASSEMBLYMEMBERS CROUCH & LUPARDO TO HOST COMMUNITY FORUM ON BROOME DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER CLOSURE
WHAT: Community Forum on Broome Developmental Center Closure
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