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The AFL-CIO Executive Council today elected Liz Shuler, a visionary leader and longtime trade unionist, to serve as president of the federation of 56 unions and 12.5 million members. Shuler is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the labor federation. The Executive Council also elected United Steelworkers (USW) International Vice President Fred Redmond to succeed Shuler as secretary-treasurer, the first African American to hold the number two office. Tefere Gebre will continue as executive vice president, rounding out the most diverse team of officers ever to lead the AFL-CIO.

Our brother and leader Richard Trumka passed away on August 5, 2021, at the age of 72.

2020’s growth in pay inequity between workers and CEOs confirms the “executive base salary reductions” touted during the COVID-19 crisis were just lip service, per this year’s AFL-CIO Executive Pay

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

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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.