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 9-25-21

Ann Marie Taliercio of UNITEHERE Local 150, AFL-CIO, President
Kenny Greenleaf-CSEA , Executive Vice President
Michael Dems-IUPAT District Council 4, Treasurer
Tim BeVard-IBT 317, Recording secretary

Executive Board Members:

Office of Vice President-Phil Cleary, NYSUT
Office of Vice President-Chris Colabello, NYSUT
Office of Vice President-Gina Corona, PEF
Office of Vice President-Jim Jackson, CSEA
Office of Vice President-Kevin Lockhart, 1199SEIU
Office of Vice President-Alan Marzullo, IBEW 43
Office of Vice President-Dave Scalisi, OPEIU

Central Labor Council Presidents:
Mark Spadafore-1199SEIU, President Greater Syracuse Labor Council
Casey Walpole-CSEA, President of the Oswego Labor Council
Charlie Randal-IBEW 840, President of the Cayuga Labor Council
Tom Hingher-CSEA, President of the Midstate Labor Council
Tim Backus-CSEA, President of the Tri County Labor Council
Phillip Shannahan, SMART 112, President of the Broome-Tioga County Labor Council

Bill Spreter-NYSUT, President of the NYS Chapter of the Alliance for Retired Americans
Greg Lancette, President of the CNNY Building Trades
King Davis, President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)