Teamsters Local 237

Teamsters Local 237 on Hand as Governor Cuomo Shows Support for Labor Unions

237CilentoGovspressconferLocal 237 members, pictured with New York State AFL-CIO President, Mario Cilento, after viewing Governor Cuomo sign into law legislation which will allow union members who itemize on their tax returns to deduct the cost of their union dues from their state taxes. The new law, which increases the number of eligible workers who can take advantage of the tax break, will put back into the pockets of union members an estimated $35 million.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed several pieces of legislation into law that benefit union members. He also hosted a laborpacked rally with the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, to launch his “New York Fights Back” campaign to unseat Republican members of Congress who, the Governor argues, have not voted in the best interest of New Yorkers by favoring Trump-generated polices that jeopardize workers’ rights and guarantees, ranging from prevailing wages to collecting union dues, as well as endanger health care, immigrants and affordable housing. Teamsters Local 237 President Gregory Floyd and its members were on hand to show their support of the Governor’s actions and to send a strong message to union bashers and union busters in Washington DC, that labor unions are alive and well and are not to be ignored.

 

FIGHTING BACK RALLY

Gregory Floyd fighting back
Gregory Floyd fighting back

Local 237 members and retirees join forces to “fight back”
Local 237 members and retirees join forces to “fight back”

Governor Andrew Cuomo with Speaker Pelosi
Local 237 members and retirees join forces to “fight back”

The Governor’s message to Republican members of Congress: “We promise you that if you violate your office, you defraud the voters, you hurt the people of this state, we will remove you from office. Those are not just words. You can bet your political life.”
The Governor’s message to Republican members of Congress: “We promise you that if you violate your office, you defraud the voters, you hurt the people of this state, we will remove you from office. Those are not just words. You can bet your political life.”

COMBATTING HOMELESSNESS

Governor Cuomo signs historic legislation to help combat homelessness.
Governor Cuomo signs historic legislation to help combat homelessness.

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