About Us

The Central New York Area Labor Federation is the area federation representing over 100,000 members of 200 local unions in eleven central New York counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego,Tioga, and Tompkins.

The mission of the Central New York Area Labor Federation is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation. To accomplish this mission, we work to:

  • Build a broad movement of New York workers by helping workers join and form unions.
  • Support New York workers as they bargain with employers to improve their living conditions and workplaces, as well as their communities, state and nation.
  • Strengthen the voice of New York working families at all levels of government and in a changing global economy.

The Central New York Area Labor Federation is a key part of the nation's largest and strongest labor federation—the AFL-CIO, which unites 10.5 million working women and men of every race and ethnicity and from every walk of life.

The Central New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO Board of Directors

Officer Slate Effective 9-19-15

Ann Marie Taliercio – UNITEHERE 150– President
Colleen Wheaton – CSEA – Executive VP
Mike Dems – IUPAT DC4 – Treasurer
Tim Bevard -- IBT 317 -- Recording Secretary
Mark Barbee – UAW – VP
Ken Clarke - IUEC - VP
Phil Cleary - NYSUT -- VP
Chris Colabello - NYSUT -- VP
Tom Dluglinski - NALC -- VP
Ruth Heller – SEIU 1199 –VP
Chuck McRorie -- PEF -- VP
Scott Phillipson -- SEIU 200United -- VP
Don Morgan – IBEW 43 - VP
Gabe Rosetti – LIUNA 633 – VP
Dave Scalisi -- OPEIU 277 VP
Linda Stiefel – CSEA – VP
James Valenti - USW - VP
Anthony Vecchio - NABET CWA - VP

Standing Vice Presidents
Greg Lancette; UA/Building Trades

CLCs
Bill Andre, BCTGM 116, Cayuga CLC
Timothy Backus, CSEA, Tri-County CLC
Kate Murray; NABET-CWA, Broome-Tioga CLC
Jason David; UAW 2300, MidState CLC
Dennis Nave; IBT 1149 Physician Teamsters Alliance, GSLC
Casey Walpole; CSEA, Oswego CLC

 Jerry Lotierzo, Alliance for Retired Americans