Municipal Government

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie on the re-election of Mario Cilento as President of the New York State AFL-CIO

August 24, 2016 

Speaker Carl Heastie

Congratulations to Mario Cilento on his unanimous re-election to continue serving as president of the New York State AFL-CIO.

From his first days at the helm of the largest state federation in the country, Mario has been an exemplary leader and a valued partner in our efforts to make our state a better place for millions of workers and their families. As we continue to celebrate a year of historic progress in raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and achieving the strongest paid family leave benefit in the nation, I want to thank the AFL-CIO for their longstanding support of the Assembly Majority's efforts to put families first in New York.

I look forward to working with Mario and all of our partners in organized labor as we strive for more victories together on behalf of all the hardworking men and women of our great state.

August 23, 2016

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