The AFL-CIO recently held elections at its 33rd Constitutional Convention in New York City. There, Mario Cilento was unanimously re-elected for another four-year term as President, via which he represents “2.5 million members from 3,000 affiliated public sector, private sector, and building trades unions throughout the state.” From the AFL-CIO:
Cilento thanked the delegates telling them, “I am honored, humbled and privileged to have the opportunity to continue to serve the Labor Movement in our state and I will work tirelessly over the next four years to improve the lives of working men and women and their families.”
Cilento called Labor’s legislative, political and grassroots victories over the past four years unprecedented. He went on to list several of Labor’s key accomplishments including: the Fight for $15, Paid Family Leave, Safe Patient Handling legislation, Veterans Service Credit, an increase and indexation of Unemployment Insurance benefits, Industrial Development Agency Reform, and saving jobs at Alcoa in Massena and at the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Oswego. President Cilento’s remarks can be seen here.