NYS AFL-CIO statement on 2012 State of the State

By WKTV News

Mario Cilento, President of the 2 ½ million member New York State AFL-CIO today issued the following statement regarding Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address:

"Governor Cuomo is right to continue focusing on jobs, jobs, jobs. The path to strengthening our middle class and in turn our economy is creating and retaining good jobs throughout our state. Today, the Governor has laid out an ambitious and thoughtful plan to move New York toward that goal. A proposed convention center holds much promise for New York City. In addition, for far too long our highways, bridges and tunnels have been neglected and in need of repair, making investment in our infrastructure crucial.

"The State of the State is just the beginning of the legislative session and the NYS AFL-CIO will actively promote and defend the rights and economic security of working families on a number of issues announced both today and in the coming months. Today, the Governor laid out a jobs agenda that furthers those goals."

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