June 10, 2014
By Mario Cilento
Statement by New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Visit to New York
"Governor Walker’s extremist attacks on workers and their right to collective bargaining are an affront to all hardworking men and women. New York’s public sector, private sector and building trades unions have a clear and unified message for Governor Walker – your divisive and failed policies are simply not welcome here in our state.
Thankfully, Governor Walker’s visit is short. He and his record of job losses and economic decline will soon be gone. While he’s here though, he should be sure to thank all the union workers that will be serving him, ensuring his travel and keeping him safe".