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Cuomo Enlists Unions' Help to Press State Congressional Delegation for Aid

Posted 9/3/20

Governor Cuomo has enlisted the state's labor movement to press New York's congressional delegation for help in getting $59 billion in Federal aid needed to stave off significant cuts to local, county and state public services necessitated by the economic toll taken by the coronavirus.

In an Aug. 31 letter making his case for Federal aid, Mr. Cuomo was joined by Mario Cilento, president of the New York State AFL-CIO; George Gresham, president of Service Employees International Union Local 1199; Gary LaBarbera, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council; Transport Workers Union of American President John Samuelsen; United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew; American Federation of Teachers Vice President Andrew Pallotta; District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido; Public Employees' Federation President Wayne Spence, and Mary Sullivan, president of the Civil Service Employees Association.

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