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The New York State AFL-CIO ‘Stands Up’ For The WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center – President Cilento Tells NYS Office Of Mental Health ‘Not To Move’ Facility To Adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center Campus

Published on Monday, July 25, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WEST SENECA, NEW YORK) – The controversial stand that the New York State’s Office of Mental Health (OMH) has taken in regards to a decision to move the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center (WNYCPC) from Suburban West Seneca to the Adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center has caught the attention of the 2.5-million Member New York State more»

Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor President Richard Lipsitz: The ‘General On The White Horse’ - American Fascism & Donald Trump

Published on Monday, July 25, 2016 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Labor Perspective: The ‘General On The White Horse’ - American Fascism & Donald Trump, was authored by Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Above) - who serves as President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF). The Regional AFL-CIO Labor Organization oversees five more»

Via LaborPress.org: Calls For Federal Standards To Prevent Work Place Violence

Published on Monday, July 25, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) – The National Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH) has endorsed petitions signed by a group of Labor Unions nationwide, calling for Federal Standards that would put preventive measures in place to protect Workers, specifically those in the health care and social service sectors. Earlier this month, the Unions filed more»

UNITE HERE Strike Update: Taj Mahal Casino Management Withdraws Offer To Restore Health Care Coverage To Striking Workers

Published on Monday, July 25, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY) - An Atlantic City casino owned by billionaire Carl Icahn has withdrawn an offer to restore health insurance for its Striking Workers after the Union refused to put the measure up for a vote 18 days into a walkout. The Trump Taj Mahal had given striking UNITE HERE Local 54 Workers until today (Monday, July 25th) to vote on its more»

Denver Janitors Sign ‘Historic’ $15 Minimum Wage Agreement

Published on Monday, July 25, 2016 in National Labor News
(DENVER, COLORADO) - In what activists are calling a “historic victory,” Janitors from the Denver Metro Area recently agreed a new Union Contract that will increase starting wages over the next four years, culminating in a $15-per-hour minimum by 2020. The win comes after three years of Fight For $15 actions held nationwide. Hundreds of more»

Southern Tier Labor Mobilizes To Fight Cattaraugus County’s Interest In Privatizing Two County Nursing Homes

Published on Monday, July 25, 2016 in Southern Tier Councils
(LITTLE VALLEY, NEW YORK) – Organized Labor in the Southern Tier plans a second major turnout Wednesday (July 27th) in an attempt to halt Cattaraugus County’s interest in privatizing two county nursing homes - after voicing their disappointment in receiving no support from two Democratic lawmakers during last week’s two individual more»

New Deal For Newly Organized AT&T Workers – IBEW & Management Agree To First Contract For More Than 3,000 Former DirecTV Workers In 14 States Across U.S.

Published on Friday, July 22, 2016 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and AT&T have agreed to a first contract for over 3,000 Telecommunications Workers in 14 states across the United States. The IBEW organized the former DirecTV Workers this Spring after AT&T purchased the company last year. The three-year deal, which will be voted on more»

Via The Huffington Post: Trump’s Vegas Hotel Settles Union-Busting Allegations

Published on Friday, July 22, 2016 in National Labor News
(LAS VEGAS) – Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump claims he gets along well with Unions as a businessman, but Organized Labor on the whole is campaigning hard against him. And while Trump likes to say he doesn’t settle legal disputes - after all, why settle if you’re bound to win? - Trump’s flashy Las Vegas hotel more»

In A Case That’s Described to Have ‘Important Ramifications,’ The United Steelworkers Union Announces Settlement Of An OSHA Injury Reporting Case Against U.S. Steel

Published on Friday, July 22, 2016 in National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The United Steelworkers (USW) this week announced a settlement in the Federal Court case brought by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) against U.S. Steel. The USW was an intervenor in the case (Perez v. USS, Civil No. 1:16-92-RGA). In 2014, U.S. Steel disciplined three USW Members for “late reporting” of minor more»

Via LaborPress.org: Union Ironworkers Come To The Aid Of A Non-Union Bronx Ironworker Who Was ‘Horribly Assaulted’ By A Foreman On A Luxury Development Construction Site In New York City

Published on Friday, July 22, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(THE BRONX, NEW YORK) - A Bronx father of two - who last week suffered a vicious assault at a construction site located just a block away from Trump Tower in Manhattan, is now speaking out about the horrific attack that shattered his lower right leg and thrust his continued career as an Ironworker into serious jeopardy. Juan Paulino, 30, can barely move more»

Grand Old Union Busters: The Republicans Just Passed A Platform That Would ‘Eviscerate’ Workers’ Rights

Published on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in National Labor News
(CLEVELAND, OHIO) - The Republican Party's official 2016 platform, released this week, proudly states “the greatest asset of the American economy is the hard-working American” - The writers must have a twisted sense of humor. In a not particularly unexpected move, the party platform eviscerates the “hard-working American,” denying more»

Newsroom Staff At Lakeland, Florida Newspaper – Which Is Owned By A Rochester, New York Owner - Takes Steps To ‘Go Union’

Published on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(LAKELAND, FLORIDA) - The Newsroom Staff of The Lakeland (Florida) Ledger took a major step this week toward forming a Union dedicated to preserving high-quality journalism amid cutbacks and mounting financial pressures in the newspaper industry. Reporters, Photographers, Copy Editors and other Employees in The Ledger’s newsroom signed cards stating more»

AFSCME President Lee Saunders Wins Re-Election By Acclamation

Published on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in National Labor News
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) - Member Delegates attending the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees’ (AFSCME) 42nd International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada this week re-elected Lee Saunders as International President by acclamation. First elected to AFSCME’s top position in 2012, Saunders will serve another four-year term. more»

At AFSCME Conference, Clinton Pledges To Fight For Working Americans As President

Published on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in National Labor News
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) - In remarks made this week at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton reiterated her commitment to fighting for working families as president and defending labor unions from Republican attacks. The week of the six-year more»

The Amalgamated Transit Union Blasts GOP Platform Recommendation To Strip Transit From Highway Trust Fund – Union Says Plan Would Be A ‘Death Blow’ To Mass Transit, Jeopardizing Safety & Mobility For Millions

Published on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Southern Tier Councils
(SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND) - The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) says a Republican Party Platform proposal to cut mass transit funding from the Highway Trust Fund is an “out of touch, right wing, extremist stance that would jeopardize the safety and mobility of millions of riders who rely on public transit each day.” ATU International President more»

‘Same Old, Same Old:’ Republican National Convention Strikes Anti-Union Themes

Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in National Labor News
(CLEVELAND, OHIO) - From the featured speakers Republican President Candidate Donald Trump has invited to share his podium to the party’s platform in Cleveland this week, the GOP remains as unfriendly to Working Americans and the Labor Movement as it has ever been. No choice more clearly illustrates Trump’s abandonment of Working Men and Women more»

American Federation Of Government Employees Blasts House Republicans Vote To Shut Down Social Security

Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals (NCSSAFOL) is warning the public and Social Security beneficiaries of the danger of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee's decision to cut President Obama's proposed budget request for the Social Security more»

The Workers Who Pick Your Summer Berries Are Asking You Not To Buy Them – Pickers Employed By Driscoll’s Angry Over Poverty Wages & Systematic Wage Theft

Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in National Labor News
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Go into any grocery store this time of year and you’re sure to find an abundance of neatly packed cartons of blackberries, blueberries and strawberries. For many it’s a hallmark of summer. But beneath the sweetness of these berries, though, lies a bitter Labor Dispute that has been roiling for years at Driscoll’s, more»

Nearly 1,000 Low-Wage Airport Workers Stage Brief Walkout At Philadelphia Airport Ahead Of Planned Strike During Upcoming Democratic National Convention

Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA) - Low-wage Workers employed by subcontractors at the Philadelphia International Airport provided a preview of their plans to Strike during the Democratic National Convention next week, walking off the job on Tuesday (July 19th). Nearly 1,000 Members of 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) rallied outside the airport in support more»

Local Action Project Schools Unionists, NYSUT-Style

Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK STATE) - They could be at the beach or the pool, but instead - as the temperature rises in this Summer heat wave, dedicated Public School Educators are gathering in air-conditioned rooms for session after session of learning how to increase the strength and effectiveness of their Local Union and improve their communities. "We're here for more»

USW District 4 Reps “Frustrated” With Tonawanda Coke Management, Who They Say “Will Not Team Up” With Labor To ‘Ensure Safe’ Workplace Conditions After Employee Death Earlier This Year

Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) – United Steelworkers (USW) representatives tell WNYLaborToday.com they are “frustrated” with the Tonawanda Coke Corporation, whose management apparently will not team up with Organized Labor to ensure safe workplace conditions after the death of an Employee earlier this year. And they say that $175,000 in fines more»

Via LaborPress.org: GOP Presidential Candidate Trump’s VP Pick – Indiana Governor Mike Pence - Has Long Anti-Labor Record

Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s choice for his running mate on the GOP ticket, has a long Anti-Labor record, from denouncing Minimum Wage increases to putting his own money into a campaign to cut the pay of Construction Workers. “He’s just an ‘Anti-Worker’ more»

AT&T Sees Its First Labor Problem In Years With Rejected Contract Proposal By The CWA - But Talks Will Resume

Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A group of more than 40,000 Unionized Workers in AT&T’s wireless business have rejected a proposed benefits contract, marking the first contentious Labor negotiation at the telecom giant in several years. The proposed contract, which mainly covers health care benefits, was completed in June between AT&T and representatives more»

Via LaborPress.org: Harco Construction Sentenced In Death Of 22-Year-Old Undocumented Construction Worker In New York City

Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) - Supporters on the side of Carlos Moncayo, the Undocumented Construction Worker killed in April 2015, recently reacted with shock and anger when Judge Kirke Bartley handed down what they felt was a lenient sentence to general contractor Harco Construction. The 22 year-old was killed when an unshored 14-foot trench caved in on him at a more»

This Is What Happens When You Try To Unionize Workers In The South As Three Teamsters Passing Out Union Flyers In A Small Georgia Town Encounter The Local Cops

Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF GEORGIA) - Workers in the State of Georgia are less likely to be Union Members than Workers in almost any other state. But after watching an encounter between three Union Organizers and a pair of cops in Georgia last month, it’s easy to understand why. Three Teamsters stood outside the gates of a company called XPO Logistics on June more»

Via The American Prospect: The War Over Obama's Labor Agenda

Published on Monday, July 18, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is reaffirming its view that Labor Law must now address the brave new world of the fissured Workplace - where Workers are often separated from their actual employer by layers of subcontractors and staffing agencies. Earlier this month, the NLRB announced a decision on the case Miller & more»

Via CNYCENTRAL: Myriad Of Charges Filed Against Syracuse Region Dairy Farm Owner After 14-Year-Old Died On The Job

Published on Monday, July 18, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - The owner of a Cortland County dairy farm has been charged for alleged Child Labor Violations after the death of a 14-year-old boy last summer. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced earlier this month the arrest of Luke Park, the owner of the Park Family Farm in the Town of Homer for multiple alleged Penal Law more»

Labor Troubles In Canada: Mounties Refusing To Join Community Events In Protest Over Working Conditions & Opportunity To Form A Union

Published on Monday, July 18, 2016 in National Labor News
(CANADA) - Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) across Canada are taking part in quiet protests over what they say is unsustainable under-staffing and an overall morale problem within the force. Some Mounties are refusing to volunteer for so-called "Red Serge Duty" where they march in parades and appear at events such as fairs, festivals and more»

Three Recent Wins Prove Old-Fashioned Union Power ‘Isn’t Dead’

Published on Monday, July 18, 2016 in National Labor News
Three big wins for Workers in the last nine months arrived where you might least expect them: in the old, blue-collar economy. That’s the economy where Unions are down to 6.7%, where wins are rare and Workers are supposed to be on their way out. Yet at Chrysler, Verizon, and a huge Teamster Pension Fund, thousands of Union Members mobilized to put a more»

State Of Washington’s Construction Unions Unite Under One Banner

Published on Monday, July 18, 2016 in National Labor News
(OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON) - Effective August 1st (2016), the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters and International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 302 and Local 612 will re-affiliate with the Washington State Building Trades Council. This historic decision will bring nearly 24,000 Union Carpenters and Operating Engineers back under the more»

How About This One? - GOP Congressional Candidate Says “Right-To-Work Laws Have ‘No Place’ In Pennsylvania”

Published on Monday, July 18, 2016 in National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA) - In a joint Op-Ed for Philly.com, Republican Congressional Candidate Bill Pounds and Union Organizer Hugh Giordano warn Pennsylvanians about the perils of a pending Right-to-Work (for less) Law in the state’s House of Representatives. The proposed legislation comes on the heels of West Virginia’s April decision to become the more»

Three Unions Representing A Combined 7,500 Kaleida Health Employees In Buffalo Ratify New Three-Year Master Labor Contract That Calls For Wage Increases & Hiring Additional Front-Line Staff

Published on Friday, July 15, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Three Unions that combine to represent 7,500 Kaleida Health Employees in Downtown Buffalo’s growing medical corridor have ratified a new three-year Master Contract Agreement that calls for wage increases and hiring additional front-line staff, it was announced today (Friday, July 15th). Communications Workers of America Local 1168 more»

This Is Why You Need Unions On The Jobsite: Two Florida Men Admit They Cashed $7.4M In Payroll For Undocumented Construction Workers

Published on Friday, July 15, 2016 in National Labor News
(BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA) - A South Florida construction company that cashed $7.4 million worth of payroll checks in less than four months was purely a front for the construction industry to pay Undocumented Workers, according to federal court records. Two Broward County men have plead guilty to conspiring to operate an unlicensed money transmitting more»

U.S. Labor Secretary Perez Says “Stronger Unions Will Save The Middle Class

Published on Friday, July 15, 2016 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - More Collective Bargaining Agreements are the key to building a stronger Middle Class, according to U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez. Speaking to The Huffington Post, Perez says he’s “optimistic” about the continued positive trend in job growth after a massive 287,000 jobs were created in June - but he still thinks more»

National Nurses United Union Petitions Federal OSHA For Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

Published on Friday, July 15, 2016 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The tragic death of National Nurses United (NNU) Member and Registered Nurse (RN) Cynthia Palomata in 2010 - as a result of preventable workplace violence - was a galvanizing moment. With renewed urgency in the effort to protect RNs and Health Care Workers, the NNU won comprehensive legislation in California in 2014, which now more»

Via LaborPress.org: Taj Mahal Strikers Picket Trump Tower

Published on Friday, July 15, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK, CITY) - Striking Casino Workers from Atlantic City traveled to New York City this week, marching two blocks down the luxury-brand strip of Fifth Avenue to protest outside the Trump Tower, their former boss’s headquarters. “We’re out here to ‘send a message’ to Donald Trump and Carl Icahn: ‘We’re not more»

Organized Labor Mourns The Passing Of Former New York State AFL-CIO President Edward J. Cleary, Remembered As “Towering Figure Not Only In Our Statewide Movement, But Across The Country”

Published on Thursday, July 14, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Former New York State AFL-CIO President Edward J. Cleary - Organized Labor's Man of the People - has passed away in his home in Florida at the age of 86. Current Statewide Labor Federation President Mario Cilento issued the following statement: Today we mourn the loss of one of the true giants of the Labor Movement. Ed was a towering more»

Philadelphia Airport Workers Vote To Strike During The Democratic National Convention – Workers Want Better Scheduling & To Be Able To Unionize

Published on Thursday, July 14, 2016 in National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA) – Non-Union Baggage Handlers, Wheelchair Attendants, Airplane Cleaners and other Workers at Philadelphia’s International Airport voted overwhelmingly earlier this week to walk off their jobs in protest during the Democratic National Convention this month, according to a Union that wants to organize them. The Workers are seeking more»

Via NWLaborPress.org: West Coast Unions Take Stand Against ‘Uberization’ Of News

Published on Thursday, July 14, 2016 in National Labor News
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - For Workers behind the camera at Portland NBC-TV affiliate KGW-TV, Labor Negotiations are going from bad to worse. There, 23 Camera Operators and Editors are represented by International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 600 and 19 Control Room Operators and Technicians are represented by International Brotherhood of more»

LABOR UPDATE: Costco Teamsters, Including Those in New York State, Approve National Contract - More Than 16,000 Nationwide Now Covered By Defined-Benefit Plan

Published on Thursday, July 14, 2016 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Costco Teamsters in the States of New York, New Jersey and Maryland have overwhelmingly ratified an agreement under which they will be covered by the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Plan for the first time in the history of their Membership. The Western Conference is the largest Taft-Hartley Defined-Benefit Pension Plan in the more»

Steelworkers Ratify New Contract With ArcelorMittal USA, Agreement Covers Nearly 14,000 Union-Represented Workers At Company’s 15 Locations Across The U.S.

Published on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – United Steelworkers (USW) Members have overwhelmingly ratified their new contract with ArcelorMittal USA, setting the terms and conditions of employment for the nearly 14,000 Union-Represented Hourly Production, Maintenance, Office and Technical Workers at 15 of the company’s U.S. locations through September 1st, 2018. more»

100 Drivers At Natural Foods Distribution Company In Hudson Valley ‘Go Union’ - Vote To Join Teamsters Local 445

Published on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(MONTGOMERY, NEW YORK) – Drivers at America’s largest organic and natural food supplier - United Natural Foods, Incorporated - have voted to join Teamsters Local 445, the Union announced earlier this week. The 100 Drivers – who distribute food from the company’s Montgomery, New York facility to Whole Foods and other organic, natural more»

Did You Hear About This One? A 13-Year-Old Is Found Doing Electrical Work On A Stamford, Connecticut School Construction Site

Published on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in National Labor News
(STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT) - State of Connecticut Labor Officials found a 13-year-old boy doing electrical work earlier this month at the New School on Strawberry Hill Avenue, officials announced. Department of Labor’s Wage and Workplace Standards Division Spokeswoman Nancy Steffens said State Officials immediately sent inspectors to the school after more»

An IBEW Investigation Report That Union Members Should Read: Does Donald Trump Build Union?

Published on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in National Labor News
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Editor’s Note: The IBEW has included links to the original sources of some of the facts in this article to assure Union Members of the accuracy of the information and to give them the opportunity to read further, if they choose. The rest of the information and quotes are from interviews conducted more»

Formerly Tagged As ‘Temporary’ Employees, Detroit Chassis Workers In Ohio Decided ‘Enough Was Enough’ & ‘Go Union’ With The United Auto Workers

Published on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Southern Tier Councils
(AVON, OHIO) - The word “temporary” is one of those words Workers at Detroit Chassis in Avon, Ohio, came to know as meaning “permanent” - as in, if you’re an Employee here you will permanently be a temporary Employee. So the 60 Temporary Workers decided to try to change their standing at the plant on the shore of Lake Erie. more»

Via NWLaborpress.org: Portland Airport Retail Workers Get Raises In First Union Contract With UNITE HERE

Published on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in National Labor News
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - UNITE HERE Local 8 has reached agreement on a first-ever Union Contract for 53 Retail Workers employed at the Portland International Airport in Oregon, the Union has announced. If ratified - as expected - in the coming weeks, the agreement will provide raises, job protections, improved health insurance and a pension to Workers employed more»

Movie About U.S. Constitution Shut Down In Georgia After Student Crew Joins IATSE, Walks Off Job For Better Wages & Reclassification As ‘Employees,’ Rather Than ‘Independent Contractors’

Published on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in National Labor News
(SAVANNAH, GEORGIA) - Tea Party activist Norm Novitsky’s In Search of Liberty, a crowdfunded feature film about the U.S. Constitution, has been shut down in Savannah, Georgia after 30 members of his crew walked off the job. The group, made up mostly of students and recent graduates from the Savannah College of Art and Design, had been seeking Union more»

Working Without Contracts At Three Buffalo Area Hospitals, Angry CWA-Represented Employees Target Catholic Health With Fat Cat Inflatable Holding A Nurse By The Neck

Published on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Communications Workers of America (CWA)-represented Employees at the Catholic Health System unveiled a new and unique inflatable - a fat cat boss holding a Nurse by the neck - outside Catholic Health’s downtown headquarters this week as Union Members, who are working under expired contracts, more»

Southern Unions ‘Rejoice’ After Federal Judge Strikes Down Georgia Labor Law

Published on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in National Labor News
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) - A federal judge has nixed part of a Georgia law criticized by the state’s Labor Organizations as an effort to chip away at their influence. The most contentious part of the 2013 law allowed Employees to cancel their Union Membership at any time, rather than only after a one-year period. It was backed by Republicans as a way to more»

NYS AFL-CIO Pleased With National AFL-CIO’s Endorsement Of Hillary Clinton For President, Statewide Labor Federation President Mario Cilento Calls Clinton “Proven Leader” Who “Shares (Working People’s) Values And Concerns.”

Published on Monday, July 11, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State AFL-CIO, which represents 2.5 million Union Members, is pleased the National AFL-CIO has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. Mario Cilento, who serves as President of the Statewide Labor Federation, said: “I am ‘proud’ that ‘our friend’ - a ‘true champion for the Middle more»