About Us

The Central New York Labor Council has its offices in Utica, 20 miles North of the geographic center of the state.  We serve Oneida and Herkimer Counties and the Mohawk Valley area.  We are comprised of 63 affiliated public and private sector Locals, including 40 Locals of the New York State United Teachers.  Our affiliates have a collective membership of about 17,000.

Our community services arm, the Central New York Labor Agency, provides our working population with educated access to the human, social and educational services in their communities, and serves the Council as our Field Mobilization Unit.

Our Mission, developed through years of solidarity in action, is to provide collective support to Local affiliates in areas of mutual interest and cooperation including labor-management disputes, workplace organizing, political action and community affairs.

We seek to advance the cause of organized labor through a unified and effective voice in local, state and national issues affecting working men and women, and to support the human development and improved quality of life for our members and for all working people.