Central New York Labor Council announces election winners


UTICA — The Central New York Labor Council has announced the results of this year’s election to fill a host of leadership positions. The board elections took place during the council’s monthly meeting on Thursday, March 24. 

Those elected include:

President — Samantha Deriso, representing UFCW Local One;

Secretary — Nick Nutchko, representing IBEW Local 43;

Vice Presidents — Sara Cooper, representing 1199 SEIU; Pat Harrington, representing IBEW Local 43; Joe LaPaglia, representing UFCW Local One; John Furman, representing Teamsters Local 294; Sandy Kleek, representing 1199 SEIU; Tony DeRiso, representing UFCW Local One; and Andrew Cohen, representing Utica TA;

Sergeant in Arms — John Brown, representing CSEA Local 869;

Trustees — Winona Carey, representing Rome TA; Brian Wiggins, representing UAW Local 2367; and Joe Perrotta, representing Camden TA.

“I am thankful for the trust delegates put in me to lead the council for another term,” said Deriso. “I am also grateful to all of those working with me to advance the council’s mission to make our communities and working conditions better while advocating for social and economic justice for all.” The Central New York Labor Council is one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO.


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