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Make sure everyone goes and checks out the endorsed Labor Council candidates here:

Despite its setbacks, or perhaps because of them, organized labor has an energy level that AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says he hasn’t seen before in his 50 years with the movement.

On May 7, while recovering from an illness, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President Larry Hanley died suddenly.  In a brief statement, his family,

Happy New Year 2017!

New Year 2017 is shaping up be a year when the hard fights of the past will become the hard fights of the present; ones we cannot lose.

The American Labor Movement must lead valiantly with “One Voice” as Ed Cleary, who we lost this past year, repeatedly told us during his term as President of the NYS AFL-CIO. We must strategically shout with One Voice if we are ever to win the battles that it appears, president-elect Trump is putting before us.

Thank You to All the CNY Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO Affiliates and their Union families for your dedication to the political process and passionate hard work to do what ever it takes to fight for the issues that affect all Workers in this, and every election season.

Not electing the first woman President of the United States was definitely an opportunity missed to continue our country's journey, past the inequities faced by all Workers and in particular women and minorities.

NYS AFL-CIO Endorsements in the 11 county area of the
 Central NY Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

A list of all of the NYS races can be found here: Federal races here:

AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, published a new column on Huffington Post. He writes how Hillary roots for working people and why working people are championing her in tonight's presidential debate.

Important elections are coming this fall. In addition to electing the next president of the United States, we will be voting for members of Congress, and state and local leaders. The outcome of these elections is likely to have a direct impact on your life, from the president, who will make lifetime appointments, to the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts to the city council members, who will decide whether or not you get that stoplight at the dangerous intersection near your home.

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

Tefere, the executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.

Growing up in rural Kentucky, Augusta Thomas witnessed the extreme measures elected officials would take to prevent African-American men from voting.
Culinary worker Brittany Bronson talks not only about the benefits of joining her union, but also about the opportunities being part of a unionized workforce offer women, particularly women who have long careers in the workforce.