Central New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO


All this is fine as far as it goes. But we need to be more ambitious. We should be raising the federal minimum to $15 an hour. Here are seven reasons why: 1. Had the minimum wage of 1968 simply stayed even with inflation, it would be more than $10 an hour today. But the typical worker is also about twice as productive as then. Some of those productivity gains should go to workers at the bottom. 2. $10.10 isn’t enough to lift all workers and their families out of poverty. Most low-wage workers aren’t young teenagers; they’re major breadwinners for their families, and many are women. And they and their families need a higher minimum. Read more >>>

It’s good to be a CEO, at least paywise. According to the 2014 AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch, released today, it’s 331 times better to be a CEO than an average worker. PayWatch finds that the average CEO of an S&P 500 company pocketed $11.7 million in 2013, while the average worker earned $35,293. The gap between CEOs and minimum wage workers is more than twice as wide—774 times. Read more >>>

Kim Bobo author Wage Theft in America and co-author Organizing for Social Change and the Founder/Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice will be in Ithaca and Cortland on April 30 and in Binghamton on May 1st.

Named by Utne Reader as one of the “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing the World,” Kim Bobo leads Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ), a national network of more than 70 interfaith groups seeking to educate and organize support for improving working conditions of American workers. IWJ (www.iwj.org) focuses its efforts on mobilizing communities and persons of diverse backgrounds to commit to enhancing economic conditions for workers and calling upon on all to recognize the dignity of each person.

Events include a breakfast in Ithaca, an appearance at SUNY Cortland and BCC, a luncheon, rally, and speaking in Binghamton.

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Nights of Labor Studies

Daryl Mosely was desperate for a better opportunity to support his family. Frustrated by his retail job’s low wages and disappointed by the small yearly raises, when his father—a union plumber and former apprentice—encouraged him to apply for an apprenticeship program, Mosely was all ears. Read the full article>>>


Faith, community, and union members braved the icy wind this week in Binghamton to stand up for a moral budget for New York and a raise for America's Minimum Wage workers. 

Thanks to the union members, including CSEA, CWA, PEF,  and SEIU 200United who joined our faith and community partners to stand up for what's right and fair for workers and communities.

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 PITTSBURGH (March 26) – The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement from USW International President Leo W. Gerard in response to today’s ruling from National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 13 Director Peter Sung Ohr declaring that Northwestern University football players fit the legal definition of employees and thus are eligible to form a union.

“This ruling is a tremendous victory, not just for the athletes at Northwestern, but ultimately for all college athletes, many of whom generate tens of millions of dollars each year for their institutions, yet still are in constant danger of being out on the street with one accident or injury.

“The key issue at Northwestern is negotiating better protections against concussions and improving medical coverage following graduation.

“Our belief all along was simply that these athletes have a right to expect the same fair treatment that all Americans should expect, and that when they work hard and devote years of their lives in service to an institution, they deserve certain basic protections in return. None of them should live in fear of losing their scholarships in an instant, nor should they be left without health care after debilitating injuries.

“Our union has been proud to support these players from day one, and we couldn’t be happier with the result of this case. We were confident all along that this was the correct decision, and we believe it will withstand the anticipated appeals and challenges. Whatever the future holds, we will continue to stand with the Northwestern football players and with all members of the College Athletes Players Association through the end of this struggle.”

The USW is the largest industrial union in North America, representing workers in a range of industries including metals, mining, rubber, paper and forestry, oil refining, health care, security, hotels, and municipal governments and agencies.

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 Syracuse Residents Speak Out to Amplify Direct Action in Albany

Syracuse, NY - As hundreds of New Yorkers are gathering in Albany today to protest the continued inequality in our state and only exacerbated by Governor Cuomo’s budget and the Legislature’s budget proposals, Syracuse area residents are adding their voices to the effort. We Are New York, a coalition of local community and labor groups, added strong objections to aspects of the budget proposals that perpetuate inequality in New York. Some of those objections have been documented in a video you can view here: http://youtu.be/Ywh0t2Csy4o

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 We will be going to labor households in the Senator DeFrancisco/Assemblyman Magnarelli Districts to spread the word and get labor families to contact the two legislators about the inequality of the governor's proposed tax cuts in budget.

March 8th at 9am

We will have door hangers to leave at those not home and postcards to get signed by those who are at home for us to mail to the legislators.

This is a coordinated effort of CSEA, the State AFL-CIO & we will be helped by our Inequality coalition community partners.

We will meet at the CSEA Central Region office

6595 Kirkville Road, East Syracuse on that Saturday morning to hit doors from 9am-12pm.

We will need at least 30-40 people in order to accomplish what we need to get done.

Family, Friends, Neighbors, Community Activists, Concerned citizens are all welcome to join us!

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 Join us for the 27th Annual Somos el Futuro Spring Conference - creating a platform for legislators, scholars, business and labor leaders, as well as representatives from the community, to unite and address the various issues and concerns that are significant to the Puerto Rican/Hispanic community. The conference will be held Friday, March 21st through Sunday, March 23rd, 2014, at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, New York.

More info found here:

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Special screening of
"Inequality For All"

May 1st at 7:00 pm
at The Palace Theatre
2384 James Street
followed by a panel discussion.
Free admission. Find out what you can do!

RSVP to the Facebook event:

"One of our two major parties is dominated by extremists dedicated to destroying the social contract, and the other party has been so enfeebled by two decades of collaboration with the donor class it can offer only feeble resistance to the forces that are devastating everyday people. Our economy is a plantation run for the aristocrats -- the CEOs, hedge funds, private equity firms -- while the field hands are left with the scraps. Go see Robert Reich's documentary INEQUALITY FOR ALL. It's all right there."

quote from Bill Moyers in the March 2014 issue of THE PROGRESSIVE

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 East Syracuse Minoa
United Teachers and School Related Professionals
invite you to join them for

"The Solidarity Golf Tournament"

Sunday, June 1, 2014, at The Links at Erie Village.

For more info and to register:  Click Here

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 A great night for the GSLC! Thank you to ALL who helped make this years event a HUGE Success! Congrats to the winners of the evening:

Bernie DeJoseph Award – Neil Falcone, UAW
Charley Bugnacki Community Service Award – Dr. Michael Lax, UUP
Unsung Hero Award – Don Murray, NALC 134
Activist of the Year – Don Locke, CWA 1123
Friend of Labor – Mark English, Onondaga County Democratic Committee, Chair

& Thanks to the event committee for all of your hard work to put this together:
Lori Nilsson, Mark Spadafore, Warren Fretwell and AnnMarie Taliercio

Thank you!  Photos of the event can be found here:

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Black History Month Discussion with Ron Deutsch of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness

 at the Southwest Community Center

February 20, 6:00 pm

Lekia K. Hill
315-435-2480 (w)
914-920-0606 (c)

Sponsors (list in formation): We Are New York, Citizen Action of New York, Alliance for Quality Education, National Action Network, Strong Economy for All Coalition, New Yorker’s for Fiscal Fairness.

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 When Superstorm Sandy battered New York, impacting the lives of countless hardworking men and women, we saw firsthand the important work of the United Way. The United Way was there in the immediate aftermath, and is still there during the rebuilding and recovery, providing valuable services such as food, mental health services, transportation, housing and utilities assistance, legal aid, case management, and job retraining and counseling.

Inspired by their work, I write to encourage you and your Union to support the 2014 United Way Campaign. The Labor Movement and the United Way have a long history of working together to help workers, families and communities in need. Considering the unique challenges facing those in need, this relationship is more important now than ever before.

Poverty, unemployment and income inequality are hurting communities across the state.

It is crucial that we do what we can to help those who need assistance in our communities. By contributing to the annual United Way campaign, we are helping to fund the vital services necessary for people to get back on their feet.

In a recent endorsement letter, President Trumka stated that strong community partnerships are vital to building power for working families and our communities. The foundations of a strong community are shared economic prosperity, excellent public education and quality health care.

On behalf of the New York State AFL-CIO, I am proud to endorse the 2014 United Way campaign. By contributing as generously as you can, you are investing in our community, in our neighbors and in our future.

Please join me in endorsing the 2014 United Way campaign where you live and work. Please encourage your members to do the same.



 The Labor and Employment Relations Association Central New York Chapter

Invites you to a special discussion on:

New wage deduction regulations issued by the New York State Department of Labor

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 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.

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 Jeanette Pietrantoni an exemplary union leader passed away this week. Her work for union members and the teaching profession is reflected in her extensive career. She will be missed, but her union involvement will be an example to the next generation of unionists.


Wendy Colucci, Field Coordinator – Central NY Labor Federation, AFL-CIO – (315) 422-3363, wendy@cnylabor.org


Labor Council Announces Award Winners

WHAT: the Greater Syracuse Labor Council, AFL-CIO announces the award winners for their Annual Awards Dinner.

WHERE: The event will take place at the OnCenter in Syracuse.

WHEN: The event will take place on Thursday February 6th – cocktail hour at 5:30, dinner and ceremony begins at 6:30

The Greater Syracuse Labor Council, AFL-CIO is holding their Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday February 6th at the OnCenter in Syracuse. This year, the Labor Council is recognizing the following people:

1. Activist of the Year – Don Locke, CWA 1123 – This award goes to the union member who did exemplary work for the Labor Council. Don led the way with labor walks and phone banking for Labor Council endorsed candidates in the past year’s election. He worked tirelessly.
2. The Bernie DeJoseph Legend Award – Neil Falcone, UAW. This award goes to a union member who has given long term support to the Labor Community in Central New York. Neil was Area Director of Region 9 of the UAW until his retirement in 2007.
3. The Charley Bugnacki Community Service Award – Dr. Michael Lax, UUP. This award goes to a union member who has done work in the larger community that benefits that larger Labor Movement. Dr. Lax provides occupational health and safety services for migrant farmworkers in Central New York.
4. Friend of Labor – Mark English, Onondaga County Democratic Committee, Chair – This award goes to the person who is not part of a labor union, but supports the agenda of the Labor Movement. Mark goes out of his way to thank the Labor movement every chance he gets whenever he speaks. We recognize his commitment to the principles of the Labor movement.
5. Unsung Hero Award – Don Murray, NALC 134 – This award goes to a union member who’s work often goes unnoticed, but is vital to the work of our unions. Don recently retired from the US Postal Service after a 40 plus year career. He is a long time delegate to the Labor Council, and a consistent volunteer for the Labor Council’s activities.

Dr. Dennis Nave, President of the Greater Syracuse Labor Council, AFL-CIO commented on the event and awardees, “Last year, we had an amazing turnout of people who attended our dinner; our largest by far. We hope to top our attendance and having such great awardees will help. Each individual represents the best that the Labor Movement has to offer. With our emcee Mike Allen and music provided by Signature Syracuse, it should be a great night!”

Tickets are $60 a piece and can be purchased by calling the Labor Council. The public is invited to attend.


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"Letter Carriers are the social thread in the fabric of society..." CNY ALF AFL-CIO Executive Board Member Tom Dlugolenski shows how Union Letter Carriers mean much to our community especially in the midst of a State-wide snow emergency.

THANK You to all the members of the National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO who take care of our communities everyday!

See News Story Here:

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 Presented by the Greater Syracuse Labor Council and the United Way

Jan 20th, 2014 - 8am to NOON

566 Spencer Street, Syracuse

You can help by donating needed items for families who need your
support in our community!

Please bring new or gently used clothing (no undergarments accepted) and non-perishable food items.

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 For Immediate Release Contact: Jeff Hauser: 202-637-5018
December 11, 2013

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on
Budget Deal

It is shocking that Republicans have refused to include an extension of unemployment benefits in today’s budget agreement. At the end of December, federal unemployment benefits will expire for 1.3 million jobless workers. Lawmakers must not desert these workers by going home for their own holidays without extending the federal unemployment benefits program.

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Below please find a letter to the editor that was published over the weekend in the Syracuse Post-Standard from Mario Cilento, President NYS AFL-CIO, responding to recent comments by Syracuse
Mayor Stephanie Miner, which used a recent federal court decision allowing cuts to the pensions of Detroit retirees as justification for further cuts to public employee pensions in New York. Read more >>>

The CNY ALF will be starting our own New "Leadership Committee" in 2014.

Among the goals stated by the AFL-CIO which are slightly modified by the CNY ALF Leadership Committee are the following:

1. To motivate new and interested Union Members and activists to become more active in the Union, Labor Movement and Community

2. To educate these new and interested Union members and activists on the importance of the Union and the strength of collective bargaining

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.
at the CNY ALF Syracuse Office/615 West Genesee St. Syracuse 13204
Dinner will be served.
RSVP to wendy@cnylabor.org/315.422-3363

Please do not hesitate to contact either one of us with any questions.

Ann Marie Taliercio, Chair                                              Al Marzullo, Co-Chair
President, CNY Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO      Membership Development
                                                                                             Coordinator, IBEW Local 43

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As thousands of fast food workers went on strike today across the nation, supporters in Broome County protested poverty wages at McDonald’s in Binghamton. - one of many actions in 100 cities across the country to support the growing movement for a $15 per hour wage for fast food jobs and the right to form a union without retaliation.

The McDonald's protest followed a protest on Black Friday at the Walmart in Johnson City, NY, in solidarity with Walmart workers around the country demanding fair pay and rights at work.

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Dear Labor and Community Leaders,

Linked below you will find the requirements and forms for nominations of the 2014 Greater Syracuse Labor Council Awards Dinner. If you would like to nominate an individual, please review the documents and send back the name of the activist you would like to nominate.

Please note nominees do not need to be active in the activities of the labor council to be considered, activism within their local qualifies them for consideration. Please e-mail questions to wendy@cnylabor.org.

All nominations must be received by Friday, January 10, 2014.

Greater Syracuse Labor Council
615 West Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13204

This year’s Greater Syracuse Labor Council Award’s Dinner will be Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the OnCenter

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s dinner.

In Unity,

Dr. Dennis Nave, MD                        Lori Nilsson
IBT/Physicians Alliance                   CSEA
President GSLC                                Chair, Awards Dinner

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 The Syracuse Chapter of The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) had its first meeting this month! It is a national AFL-CIO organization representing the interests of approximately 2 million Latino trade unionist throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. (www.lclcaa.org)

We have a dairy worker who is one of the most active leaders in the campaign for a safe working environment and wants to attend the National Conference of Occupational Safety and Health in Baltimore , MD that will be held from 11 to 12 December .

We are looking to raise some money to make this a reality and show these unorganized workers what is the true spirit of solidarity in organized labor.

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 LCLAA Chapter Starts in Syracuse!

The Syracuse Chapter of The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) had its first meeting this month! It is a national AFL-CIO organization representing the interests of approximately 2 million Latino trade unionist throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. (www.lclcaa.org)

How does LCLAA work?
—LCLAA builds coalitions between Unions and the Latino community in order to promote an inclusive working family agenda.
—LCLAA promotes civic participation by holding voter education campaigns and voter registration campaigns to register Latinos to vote.
—LCLAA works with Unions and the community to organize Latino workers so that they may have the freedom to join the union movement.
—LCLAA works with national organizations to advance the social, economic, political, human and civil rights of all Latinos.

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 It’s time for an upgrade New York! The New York Women’s Equality Agenda will update our laws to reflect the reality of women’s lives in 2013. The measures of the Women’s Equality Agenda would help pregnant workers, girls trafficked in the sex trade, women abused by their intimate partners, and employees facing sexual harassment or pay discrimination. Economic security, access to reproductive health, and freedom from violence are all essential to women’s equality. Read more >>>

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


WHAT: Community Forum on Broome Developmental Center Closure
WHEN: Tuesday, November 12
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Chenango Valley High School Auditorium
221 Chenango Bridge Road
Binghamton, NY 13901
CONTACT: 518-455-5741

More ways to fight...

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PEF Responds to Reports of SUNY’s President Padding His State Pay

Susan M. Kent, President of the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF), today responded to the reports about David R. Smith, the SUNY Upstate Medical University president on leave for allegedly accepting unauthorized compensation.

Smith’s outside money which totaled $349,295 was reported to have come from Medbest Medical Management Inc. and Pediatrics Service Group, LLP, both linked to SUNY Upstate Medical Center.

“What SUNY officials have unveiled concerning Mr. Smith comes as no surprise,” Kent said. “If it is true, it is an outrage. PEF has been aware for some time how Medbest has been providing nurses at SUNY Upstate in positions which should be filled with our union nurses. This is clear cut evidence that private contractors are buying their way into the state’s health care system, and that is unacceptable. But, this isn’t only about health care. It’s also about the contracting out of IT services, Department of Transportation projects, the Department of Taxation and Finance, just a few examples which highlight the contracting-out issue. We have tried to address this legislatively by calling for a cost benefit analysis law to be enacted which would result in transparency for taxpayers. We call on the legislature and the Governor to enact this common sense legislation this year and we will fight to make this happen in this legislative cycle, just as we continue to fight to preserve the quality services provided by our members. ”


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 Congrats to our labor endorsed candidates Terry Cuddy & Debby McCormick!

Initial results are showing hopeful for a big night for labor!

Thank you to everyone that helped with this election!.

Article Here:

Greater Syracuse Labor Council GOTV

We’re less than 1 week away from Election Day!
Thanks to all that have already put in a lot of time & effort into the labor walks & phone banks!

We’re almost there - time for the big push for Maggie Mahoney, Lorene Dadey & Carol Sinesi.

This year will likely be extremely LOW turnout – ANYTHING we do to get the vote out will have a HUGE impact!

Please let me know what shifts you can help with for GOTV.

LABOR WALK starts at SEIU1199 Address: 250 South Clinton Street in Syracuse – Downstairs Conference room to the left
PHONE BANKS are at CSEA Address: 6595 Kirkville Road, E Syr 13057

Get Out The Vote (GOTV) weekend

Saturday November 2nd
Phones at CSEA HQ at 10 AM. Walk - SEIU 1199’s HQ at 9:30 AM.

Sunday November 3rd
Phones - CSEA HQ at noon. Walk - SEIU 1199’s HQ at noon.

Monday November 4th - phone banks – 5:30 at SEIU 1199 HQ or 5:30 at CSEA

ELECTION DAY – TAKE THE DAY OFF! We will have activities all day. Please let us know your availability.

Please RSVP to wendy@cnylabor.org so we can make sure we have enough materials and food on hand!

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Thanks to SEIU1199!

Chenango Memorial Hospital
Wednesday, October 30 from 3 – 7 pm
179 N Broad St Norwich, NY 13815


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  Earlier this month, Central New York Area Labor Federation President and Save81.org charter member, Ann Marie Taliercio, spoke with 570 WSYR regarding her organizations’s stance on the boulevard option: “We came to the understanding after a long discussion where everybody on the board voiced their opinion that the boulevard just isn’t the way to go.” Read more >>>

 The Central New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO would like to invite you and your members to the Fifth:

Friday November 15th 2013
7:00 P.M.
Syracuse War Memorial

Syracuse Crunch vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

In order to be seated together, Local Unions must reserve blocks of tickets (in any size) with the CNY Area Labor Federation. TICKETS are $14.00pp ($24.00 at the door)

Affiliated Unions who purchase tickets will have their name flashed across the scoreboard as well as the opportunity to host a table in the concourse & their banner hung in the Hall
Union Members will receive a FREE Photograph taken by our Green Screen Photographer

The DEADLINE to reserve and Pay for tickets is Friday November 8th.
Checks are to be made out to “Syracuse Crunch”.
615 West Genesee Street, Syracuse NY 13204

For Questions /TO Reserve tickets, table space etc.
CONTACT: Wendy Colucci, Field Coordinator,
CNY ALF Office 315-422-3363 wendy@cnylabor.org

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 The Greater Syracuse Labor Council will be hosting labor walks / phone banks from now until election day!

Please contact Wendy Colucci at wendy@cnylabor.org or 315-422-3363

if you would like to volunteer!

Watch the calendar for more details!

Help us get the candidates elected that support labor!

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 Picket Notice
Date: October 4, 2013
To: All Affiliates
From: Greg Lancette

Where: Agrana Foods – Sixty Road, Lysander
When: Tuesday October 8th 7:30 am
Why: Local jobs for local workers
Please make every effort to attend and support!

"Save Our Services" Labor & Community fighting for local, public services in Broome County

October 8: “Save Our Services” Coalition meeting
7:00 pm
Citizen Action Office
477 State St., Binghamton

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:

  • Collect petitions to keep Broome County Transit public
  • Fight the sale of Willow Point Nursing Home
  • Keep in-patient mental health services open at Greater Binghamton Health Center
  • Stop the loss of local public mental health and developmental disability services
  • Make our voices heard by our County and State Legislators

You can help. Please attend the October 8 meeting. Contact Field Coordinator Bonnie Wilson by e-mail at bonnie@cnylabor.org or at 607-372-3153

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Today’s Government shutdown is symptomatic of how working families are hurt when those elected to office care more about partisan politics than service to the American people.

It’s not just the Federal Workers and their families who are getting hurt financially but the community at large which relies on the services that the Federal Workers provide.

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 At the CNY Area Labor Federation meeting on 09-27-13 the following were adopted.

  • "Save 81" 
  • "Raise the Age" 
  • "Ban the Box" 


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Auburn - Candidate Support Wa

 Every Saturday until Election Day

10:00 am

75 Owasco Street In Auburn


Walks to support our endorsed candidates in the City of Auburn.

For questions, e-mail wendy@cnylabor.org

 On October 5th, We Are NY – which is the coalition building arm of the CNY Area Labor Federation – will be registering new voters. We are in need of volunteers who will go to the homes of unregistered union members and register them to vote. We will also reach out to non-union members as well. It is important that we reach out to voters to understand how important it is to vote in “off” election years. Read more >>>

 2013 Oswego CLC Political Endorsements

The Oswego Labor Counci met with candidates on September 04, 2013.

After in person interviews were conducted, the following endorsements were made:

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Sign up for CNYLABOR text alerts!
text CNYLABOR to 877877

We promise no more than 1 to 2 messages per month from the CNY Area Labor Federation!

Support our Union Brothers and Sisters.


Click to find how you can find Union Hotels, Union Services and Union Made!

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  Onondaga Legislature drops resolution opposing retroactivity

Faced with public criticism from the labor community and almost certain legal action from employee unions over their proposed resolution to oppose retroactive pay increases for Onondaga County employees as a matter of policy, the Onondaga County Legislature today pulled that resolution from their legislative agenda.

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 Greater Syracuse Labor Council President Dr. Dennis Nave reports that the Council has endorsed candidates for local offices. The Council only considered candidates who submitted a questionnaire and attended and education seminar, and in did not endorse in all races. Read more >>>

 Greater Syracuse Labor Council's Labor Day Parade 2013

Featuring Labor’s Partnership with the United Way
And a Salute to Our
Armed Services Union Brothers & Sisters

Labor Day 2013
September 2nd
New York State Fair
Meet: 10:00 a.m.
Gate 4 (Iroquois/ Indian Village)

Parade: 10:30 a.m.
Rally immediately following


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The NYS Office of Mental Health has proposed the closure of Greater Binghamton Health Center's Child & Adolescent and Adult inpatient units in an effort to create "Regional Center of Excellence". GBHC ranks at the top of the state for children and adolescent treatment services."

Our Sisters and Brothers in CSEA are asking everyone who cares about the quality of care in our community to support the efforts to protect vital mental health services in our region that have sprung up online.  Sign the petitions to stop the closure and to help in the fight to protect quality mental health services in our community.  "Like" the FB page " Fight for Mental Health Services in the Southern Tier."

You can sign two petitions, one hosted on the MoveOn site and one at Senator Libous's page

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Union Retirees, active union members, community partners and concerned citizens came together all around our region to protest the Social Security Cut called "Chained CPI."  At the Federal Building in Binghamton, the USPS in Cortland, and the Federal Building in Syracuse protestors joined the Nationwide Day of Action against "Chained CPI" - a fancy name for cutting Social Security.

Thank you to all the Alliance for Retired Americans, union members, Citizen Action, We Are New York, and community members who came out to protest the "Chained CPI" around our region! Among the union members present (in addition to retiree members) were CSEA, Alliance@IBM/CWA, NABET-CWA, NYSUT, SEIU 1199, SEIU Local 200United, UAW Region 9, and UUP

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What: Informational Picket

When: Tuesday, June 25
4:00 pm

Where: Auburn City Hall, 24 South St in Auburn NY

Why: Don't Cut Safety and our Quality of Life!
Tell City Council not to sacrifice public safety!

Press from the Event:

Auburn Pub







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(Do NOT display your own union logos or wear your gear)

Join them Monday, June 24, 7:00 AM - 12:00 Noon in Solvay on the corner of Milton and Lamont

"This is not a union, non-union issue," said Greg Lancette, business manager of the United Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 267 in Syracuse, who was carrying a sign outside the plant. "It's Central New Yorkers being shafted out of a job."

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  The Central New York Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Committee’s Annual Graduation Ceremony took place on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 where 25 apprentices from the inside wireman program graduated to Journeyman Wireman status. Read more >>>

Brother Patrick Eggsleston, IAFF 729, received a Phoenix Award at the 2013 ceremonies held on June 6th.

Phoenix Awards are bestowed annually by Citizen Action to individuals in the community who "have worked tirelessly to create a more just and humane society."

Also receiving the Award were Sharon Ball, Executive Director of the Broome County Arts Council and teh Reverend Sue Davis of First United Methodist Church in Endicott. 

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