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Mario Cilento Re-elected President of the New York State AFL-CIO

The AFL-CIO recently held elections at its 33rd Constitutional Convention in New York City. There, Mario Cilento was unanimously re-elected for another four-year term as President, via which he represents “2.5 million members from 3,000 affiliated public sector, private sector, and building trades unions throughout the state.” From the AFL-CIO:

Cilento thanked the delegates telling them, “I am honored, humbled and privileged to have the opportunity to continue to serve the Labor Movement in our state and I will work tirelessly over the next four years to improve the lives of working men and women and their families.”

Cilento called Labor’s legislative, political and grassroots victories over the past four years unprecedented. He went on to list several of Labor’s key accomplishments including: the Fight for $15, Paid Family Leave, Safe Patient Handling legislation, Veterans Service Credit, an increase and indexation of Unemployment Insurance benefits, Industrial Development Agency Reform, and saving jobs at Alcoa in Massena and at the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Oswego. President Cilento’s remarks can be seen here.

NYS AFL-CIO Hiring Temporary Field Representative (NYC)

TEMPORARY FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
REGION 10 MANHATTAN OFFICE
(SERVICES REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY)

It is anticipated that services for this position are expected to last until July 2016.

Position Summary:

The Field Representative monitors and enforces the contract, linking members, division leaders, and stewards, and PEF departments. He/she will resolve members’ problems using the contract, state and federal laws, and union organizing principles, and will prepare and present improper practice cases before PERB. He/she conducts training for stewards and union activists.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have experience in collective bargaining as the lead negotiator or chair of the negotiating team. As well as background in grievance processing, arbitration proceedings, labor relations, knowledge of Civil Service Law, and of State operations. Must have excellent communications skills and be highly organized. College degree in labor relations or related field is preferred.

Minimum Salary:

$56, 633, plus downstate staff adjustment of $3, 774, with a monthly transportation allowance of $559/month and excellent employer paid benefits. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Services required immediately.

Send letter of application and resume to:

Office of Human Resources
NYS Public Employees Federation
1168-70 Troy-Schenectady Road
PO Box 12414
Albany, NY 12212-2414

Or email: HR@PEF.org

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

NYS AFL-CIO Hiring Temporary Field Representative (Utica, NY)

TEMPORARY FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
REGION 6 UTICA OFFICE
(SERVICES REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY)

It is anticipated that services for this position are expected to last until April 2016.

Position Summary:

The Field Representative monitors and enforces the contract, linking members, division leaders, and stewards, and PEF departments. He/she will resolve members’ problems using the contract, state and federal laws, and union organizing principles, and will prepare and present improper practice cases before PERB. He/she conducts training for stewards
and union activists.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have experience in collective bargaining as the lead negotiator or chair of the negotiating team. As well as background in grievance processing, arbitration proceedings, labor relations, knowledge of Civil Service Law, and of State operations. Must have excellent communications skills and be highly organized. College degree in labor relations or related field is preferred.

Minimum Salary:

$56, 633, with a monthly transportation allowance of $530/month and excellent employer paid benefits. This position is
covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Services required immediately.

Send letter of application and resume to:

Office of Human Resources
NYS Public Employees Federation
1168-70 Troy-Schenectady Road
PO Box 12414
Albany, NY 12212-2414

Or email: HR@PEF.org

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

NYS AFL-CIO Hiring Field Representative (Binghamton, NY)

FIELD REPRESENTATIVE REGION 5

BINGHAMTON OFFICE

Position Summary:

The Field Representative monitors and enforces the contract, linking members, division leaders, and stewards, and PEF departments. He/she will resolve members’ problems using the contract, state and federal laws, and union organizing principles, and will prepare and present improper practice cases before PERB. He/she conducts training for stewards and union activists.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have experience in grievance processing, arbitration proceedings, labor relations, knowledge of Civil Service Law, and of State operations. Must have excellent communications skills and be highly organized. College degree in labor relations or related field is preferred.

Minimum Salary:

$56, 633, with a monthly transportation allowance of $530/month and excellent employer paid benefits. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Services required immediately.

Send letter of application and resume to:

Office of Human Resources
NYS Public Employees Federation
1168-70 Troy-Schenectady Road
PO Box 12414 Albany, NY 12212-2414

Or email: HR@PEF.org

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Training on Strategic Campaign Research, Nov. 16-18

From the AFL-CIO Center for Strategic Research:

Our annual training on Strategic Campaign Research will be held on November 16-18 at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum, Maryland. […] 

The training in November is a shorter and more accessible version of the intensive Cornell class that we cosponsor each summer.  It is designed for those who are new to strategic research – researcher new hires, organizers who do their own research, and other staff with research duties, along with leaders and members who want to learn more about strategic campaigning.  Community allies are welcome to participate. […]

Please note that the course is limited to 28 participants and we encourage early registration.

See:

A Back Room Deal for the 1%: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Murphy Institute is known for its public programming, bringing thinkers, leaders and policymakers together to discuss the issues vital to making change in our city and our world. 

Watch Celeste Drake, Trade and Globalization Specialist, AFL-CIO discussing the Obama administration and the Trans-Pacific Partnership at “A Back-Room Deal for the 1%: The Trans-Pacific Partnership.”

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