CNYLC Newsletter


Labor Council Report 05/16/19


A special meeting was held to only consider candidates for the June Primary Election.   All candidates must be approved by a 2/3 vote of those present for the Labor Council’s endorsement.


A discussion will be held at a later meeting about future endorsements for a Primary.   The candidates approved are:

-Oneida County Legislature

2ndDistrict- Glen Carroll,  4thDistrict-Mike Clancy,  7thDistrict-Leigh Loughlin,  9thDistrict-Phil Sacco

11thDistrict-Samantha DeRiso, 12thDistrict-Mike Brown, 20thDistrict-Evon Ervin

-Utica Common Council

2ndDistrict-David Hetbowy, 3rdDistrict-Celeste Friend, 4thDistrict-Fred Brezzese, 5thDistrict-Delvin Moody, At Large-Frank DiBrango, Hanka Grabovica, Jack LoMedico  Council Pres.-Judy Galimo


Mayor-Jackie Izzo, Council Ward 1-Cam Tien, Ward 2-Shelly Gardner, Ward 4-Ramona Smith, Ward5-Samantha Hallenbeck, Council Pres.-Carolyn Ferlo


Lenox Town Council-Douglas Blanchard, Lenox Town Justice-Nick Ghezzi, 

New Hartford Town Board-Kari Procopio, 

Oneida City Council-Al Cohen, 

Surrogate Court-Louis Gigliotti, Supreme Court-Bernadette Romano Clark, 

Utica School Board-Bob Cardillo




Labor Council Report 04/24/19


2 new Delegates were welcomed and sworn into the Council:  Beth Hall from CSEA, and Derek Carr from 



President’s Report

-The Worker Memorial Day on 4/17/19 went well with good weather and would like feedback on the event. The park was cleaned by Labor Council volunteers and looks good.  

-Resolution approved to donate $100 each for the groups that performed.

-Samantha is attending the “Stand Against Racism” Rally in Utica at noon on 4/25/19.

-She is also testifying on behalf of farmworkers in Morrisville.


Field Mobilization

-April 27 is a United Way Thank You Breakfast for the volunteers who helped with Tax Preparation

-June 11 is the annual Labor Agency meeting which has open positions for VP and Secretary. Samantha is temporarily stepping down as she is in the campaign for Oneida County Legislator.

-June 6 is the Council’s pouring day for Saranac Thursday with 15 volunteers needed.

-June 25this a Day of Action with sponsors needed and people to volunteer to pack food. Resolution approved to donate $500 as a sponsorship for food.

-Resolution approved for $50 to sponsor a hole of golf in memory of Larry Custadero of the Utica TA.



-Candidates were interviewed and a list of endorsements was presented to the Council.  A heated discussion resulted in a tabling of the recommendations to be discussed after a review of the By Laws and voting procedures along with procedural questions answered by the NY State AFL-CIO by the time of a rescheduled meeting on May 16th.  


Financial Report

-Treasurer gave the Financial Report which was approved.


New Business- none


Good and Welfare-no reports