May 24, 2023 | Press Release

NYC Central Labor Council Delegates Re-Elect Alvarez and Hinds

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 24, 2024

First Elected in 2011, the President and Secretary-Treasurer Will Serve Fourth Four-Year Term

New York, NY – The delegates of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO on Thursday approved fourth terms for President Vincent Alvarez and Secretary-Treasurer Janella T. Hinds. The vote carried by acclamation at a meeting of 148 delegates representing 69 unions.

Alvarez and Hinds, the labor federation’s first Latino President and Black Secretary-Treasurer, respectively, have a combined 60 years in the labor movement. President Alvarez, a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3, worked in the electrical industry for 17 years before becoming a staffer at the CLC and later the New York State AFL-CIO. He also serves as a Class C Director and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and on numerous other boards and committees. An educator by trade, Secretary-Treasurer Hinds got her start in labor as a social studies teacher, and has also worked for the New York State AFL-CIO.  Ms. Hinds is currently the UFT’s Vice President of Academic High Schools. Both were elected to the CLC for the first time in 2011.

The delegates also elected the CLC’s 40-member Executive Board. Thirty-eight previously serving Board members were re-elected; new members include Nancy Hagans, President of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and Brandon Mancilla, Director of UAW Region 9A.

“Janella and I are humbled and honored to have been once again elected to serve alongside the talented and dedicated members of the CLC’s Executive Board,” said Alvarez. “We look forward to working with them and with all of our affiliates to meet both the challenges NYC workers face and the historic moment we’re in— because we know that when the New York City Labor Movement stands together and fights together, we win.” 

“Vinny and Janella are outstanding and dynamic leaders, and I am thrilled that they have been re-elected to keep fighting for working New Yorkers,” said AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler. “I am confident that their invaluable depth of knowledge and experience will strengthen and unify our movement, as well as advance transformative policies and campaigns that empower workers. I’m excited to continue working alongside them for another four years to expand access to unions and to make meaningful progress for working families.”

The election results became official last night, following a five-day period as required by rules governing the CLC. Terms will officially begin on July 1.

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The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO is a non-profit labor membership organization devoted to supporting, advancing and advocating for the working people of New York City. As the nation's largest regional labor federation, the NYC CLC brings together 275 local unions from every trade, occupation, public and private sector of the New York economy. We represent more than one million workers, including teachers, truck drivers, operating engineers, nurses, construction workers, electricians, firefighters, retail workers, janitors, train operators, bakers, and many more who are the backbone of today’s workforce. Learn more at


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