Union Membership in New York Increased by 145,000 Workers in 2013

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, union membership in NY increased by an estimated 145,000 workers in 2013. NYS has the largest number of union members in the nation, with a total of 24.4% of NY workers now belonging to unions. The national average is 11.3%.
“Nearly 1 out of over 7 union members in the country lives in New York,” said Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO. “Our members live, work, and vote in every community across this state. Union members represent the hopes, dreams, and values of all New Yorkers.”
“While these numbers are encouraging, our collective challenge is to educate and mobilize our members to be active and vocal in fighting to make New York work for all of us. Together, we will achieve a state that invests in New yorkers, protests vital public services, and reduces income inequality.”

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This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for the country we live in, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance and representation from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

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