CNYLC Newsletter - Summer 2018


Labor Council Report 11/29/18


The Labor Council began the meeting by having a moment of silence for Jim Cook, President Emeritus, who passed away on Nov. 14, 2018


President’s Report

-Samantha was approved by the Oneida County Workforce Board to replace Rusty Brown as a Labor representative to work with displaced workers, an area of her expertise

-The Labor Agency is upgrading and revamping the website in order to rebrand 

Field Mobilization

-Gompers Award Dinner held on 10/26 at Harts Hill with 170 in attendance, $4000 profit for the Agency

-United Way Hockey Night on 2/16/19 at Utica College.  The Labor Council supported $1250 in the past

    and is looking for other labor groups to contribute this year

-The successful Youth Cooking Challenge is returning and is asking for local sponsors to raise funds.

-The MVCC Professional Assoc. partnered and packed with wonderful participation 53,000 meals on 

    Giving Tuesday.  A suggestion was made to consider an evening event so day workers can attend.

-Christmas Party 12/13 at Eagle Hills Golf Course $25 each, gift baskets requested to raffle for charity


--The Brindisi Campaign thanked Labor for its support.  52,866 targeted, 15,648 digital ads, 1.3 million 

      impressions, 26,000 phone calls, 10,000 door knocks, 12,367 contacted. 

-Pat Costello is arranging vans of 11 to attend the Swearing In Ceremony in DC on 1/3/19. Info later

-Sarah Cooper gave a report about the Labor Breakfast to be held on 2/8/19 to meet with our local and

    state legislators to discuss our concerns. Send your labor reps with questions!

Financial Report

- The Audit Committee‘s suggestions and concerns were addressed in order to improve the paper trail

      Still looking into a fire proof safe.  Bills approved.

New Business

-Bring toys on 12/12 from 3-6 PM to the Labor Council for the Governor’s Toy Drive. 

-$250 approved for advertisement for the AFL-CIO Gala

-Labor of Love Project looking for crochet and knitters to make caps and lap blankets for chemo folks

    Will begin in January and looking for a union label maker.

Good and Welfare

-Utica Fire Dept. expects a long improper practice grievance process for a non-collective bargaining 

     person being appointed to a union position


MVP Health Care did a presentation to the delegates and discussed their success in helping Labor unions negotiate health insurance with employers.