Thank you! This weekend thousands of working people celebrated Labor’s commitment to #MakingNYwork at Labor Day events all around the state. But that isn’t the end; more events are happening this week in Albany and NYC.

This morning, we want to get you fired up with a rap by Communications Workers of America union members in Brooklyn who are fighting back at Cablevision.

When 9/11 arrives remember the living. Moving NY Daily News opinion piece by our firefighter brothers, Richard Allen and James Selvin.

Check out 9/11 Health Watch, an organization founded and run by labor and community supporters for more info.

Rochester Labor Day Parade 2014

Video via @OveOvermyer

Rochester Labor Day Parade 2014

Video via @OveOvermyer

The Hudson Valley Labor Unions got together to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in an unusual and fun way. Labor has challenged Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, Senator Chuck Schumer, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 363 Business Manager Sam Fratto and Office of the NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Along with doing the challenge Hudson Valley Labor has donated over $1,000 to ALS with more coming in.

Labor Day is almost here and events to celebrate and honor workers are happening all around our great state!

Click on the link to find an event near you. Show your solidarity and pride with all workers fighting for a better tomorrow.

NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento has accepted the #ALSicebucketchallenge to raise awareness and money for ALS and will be donating to the The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter at

On the nominating block are Michael Curro, Sandro Leone, Ryan Delgado and AFL-CIO Secretary/Treasurer Liz Shuler to take the challenge.