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About Us

The Western New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO includes 5 Central Labor Councils (CLCs): Buffalo/Erie County; Cattaraugus/Allegany Dunkirk; Jamestown; Niagara/Orleans.

Our mission is to improve the lives of and increase the power for working families, bring fairness and dignity to the workplace and secure social equity.

We are working to build a strong, diverse, free and democratic labor movement in order to give a political voice to workers in our area.

We fight for a public policy agenda at all levels of government which benefits all working families, both union and non-union.

We are active in our community and strive to create a broad progressive coalition for social and economic justice.

Officers

Peter De Jesus Jr.
President
1199SEIU
Denise Szymura
Vice President
CSEA
Michael Deely
Secretary
NYSUT
Valerie Thomas
Treasurer
USW

 

Central Labor Council Presidents

Denise Abbott, CWA
Buffalo CLC
Karen Butinski, USW
Cattaraugus/Allegany CLC
Don Williams Jr., CSEA
Dunkirk CLC
Dave Wilkinson, IBEW
Jamestown CLC
James Briggs, USW
Niagara/Orleans CLC
 

 

Diversity

Charmaine BowmanLouisa PachecoEarkiel Eaton

 

General Vice Presidents

James Lakeman
UAW
Gary Swain
IUOE
Thomas Halligan
Ironworkers
Thomas O'Shei
USW
Roger Hemmitt
UFCW
Joe Cantafio
NYSUT
Debora Hayes
CWA
Jeffrey Richardson
ATU
Michael Gaiser
IBEW
Grace Bogdanove
1199SEIU
Robert Vitello
Workers United
David Grosskopf
NALC
Lonnie Everett
UAW
Richard Morris
BCTGM
Cori Gambini
CWA
Kevin Drysdale
IBT
Robert Mahoney
SEIU
Mark Manna
UFCW
Tom Tucker
IATSE
  

 

Staff

Peter DeJesus

Peter De Jesús Jr

President
President