About Us

The New York State AFL-CIO is a federation of 3,000 affiliated public sector, private sector, and building trades unions throughout the state, representing 2.5 million members, retirees and their families.  Our members live and work in every community in our state, and reflect the diversity that makes New York great.

Our State Federation, which is the largest in the country, is committed to the fight for social and economic justice.  The foundation of our movement is the belief that we are stronger together.

Working with our affiliates, area labor federations, central labor councils, and community allies, we fight to improve the lives and working conditions of all hard working New Yorkers.  Through grassroots advocacy, political and legislative action, policy analysis, and coordinated communications, the New York State AFL-CIO is a force for progressive change.