Jan 1, 2014 | Press Release

Statement of NYC Central Labor Council President Alvarez on Inauguration of Mayor de Blasio

New York, NY- New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the inauguration of Mayor Bill de Blasio, and the respective swear-in ceremonies of Public Advocate Letitia James and Comptroller Scott Stringer:

"Today, working people in NYC can have hope in new and progressive leaders, who took oaths of office to lead our city in a new direction."

"While our city experienced a level of growth over the last 12 years, a number of important issues remained unresolved, and too many working men and women were left behind."

"The New York City labor movement is committed to working with Mayor de Blasio, Public Advocate James, and Comptroller Stringer to help craft policies to expand economic opportunity and growth, while reducing income inequality, and rewarding hardworking public servants for their dedicated service."

"Today marks the beginning of a new day in New York City, and we look forward to ensuring that all working men and women have a true voice in City Hall."