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CNY Labor Council, elected officials hope to tackle area workforce issues

Labor was a big part of the movement in Oneida County in this past election, according to the labor council president.

Posted: Feb 8, 2019 12:54 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Local elected officials discussed issues facing the area's workforce Friday at the Central New York Labor Council's annual breakfast.

The labor council works with officials to ensure workers have a voice and can sustain their jobs locally.

Labor was a big part of the movement in Oneida County in this past election, according to the labor council president.

She hopes elected leaders will listen to workers and keep the forward momentum going.

“I think this area is an upcoming movement, they got a shot in the arm, but we want to sustain those jobs and make sure people don't leave and they come back here to work,” said CNY Labor Council President Samantha Deriso.

Assemblyman Brian Miller, and Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon were among the lawmakers at the breakfast.

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