Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation


Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation President Sparrow Tobin and Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation Director Sandra Oxford were featured in a article about "the movement for union

The Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation is endorsing the following candidates in the 3rd Judicial District for the New York State Supreme Court:

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Now that we are able to gather together again safely and in celebration of the end of summer, the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation is planning a Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. In addition to a catered barbecue, there will be games, raffles for both the children and the adults, and gift baskets.

Date: September 18, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Teamster 445 Hall - 15 Stone Castle Road, Rock Tavern, NY 12575
Cost: $5 per adult; $1 per child

Please register below by clicking on the "REGISTER FOR EVENT" button. 

The deadline to register for the event is September 3rd, 2021.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the HVALF office at 845-567-7760 or [email protected].

If you are interested in sponsoring our event, please fill out this form:

View the flyer for the event below:

One hundred and ten years ago, workers did not have rights. Never forget! Do not go back!!!

In Honor of Worker's Memorial Day and the Commemoration of the 110th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, the Events Committee of Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation is pleased to announce the following Zoom Webinar:

The NYC Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911: Lessons From the Past and Blueprint for the Future

When:       Saturday, May 1, 2021

Time:        10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Speaker:    Paul Ellis-Graham, HVALF President Emeritus and retired NYSUT Board Member

Discussion will include:

  • A detailed analysis of the horrific Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911
  • Transformation of both NYS and Federal Labor Laws related to Worker Safety and Employer OHSA responsibilities
  • Strengthening of Worker Rights to Organize and Worker Safety Laws that are part of the pending 2021 PRO (Protecting Right to Organize) Act

Please join us as we learn from the past and celebrate the strength of workers struggling for enhanced worker rights and protections.

To register for the virtual event, please sign up here:


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Throughout his 50 years of service to the Labor Movement, there was no one more tenacious in fighting for what he believed in; improving the lives of working people.

 Announcing the HVALF 2021 Summer School for Troublemakers

As summer beckons, troublemakers are plotting. Learn new skills and build power between Labor and Community leaders from across the HVALF Region to rekindle the flame of rank-and-file engagement.

The Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation's Central Labor Councils have endorsed the following candidates for the 2021 election cycle:

Dutchess County CLC 2021 Endorsements

The Dutchess County Central Labor Council has endorsed the following candidates for the 2021 election cycle:

Thank you for your interest in Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation's endorsement and for your interest in the labor movement. Below, you will find a link to our 2021 Judicial Questionnaire. Please follow the instructions below to complete and return the questionnaire.

First Fridays Series (August 6th, 2021): Organizing and Power: What Have We Learned?

Rock Tavern, NY – The Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation (HVALF)’s First Fridays virtual series will take place again on Friday, August 6, with a special edition focused on following up our Troublemakers Summer School, a three-week program conducted by Barbara Madeloni of Labor Notes. Over 40 union and community activists signed up for this training, which addressed fundamentals including beating apathy through the organizing conversation, building a team, and turning issues into campaigns.

This August 6 First Friday will depart from the format of our previous events, as it will feature a group of participants from the workshops, who will share their experiences, what they learned and how they are using it in their ongoing work. The discussion will be moderated by HVALF’s Education Committee co-chair Beth Wilson (UUP) and Organizing Committee chair Rob Pinto (CWA). Pinto also served as a facilitator for the workshop series.

Attendees to Friday’s Zoom event will be invited to ask questions and participate in the discussion as an integral part of the program.

The HVALF Education Committee has produced this monthly series of web-based First Friday events since May 2020. Previous meetings have focused on frontline workers in the COVID crisis, budgetary impacts of the COVID crisis, and the challenge of addressing racism and anti-Blackness within Labor. HVALF’s First Fridays will continue to present this forum to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to build solidarity within (and beyond) the labor movement.

WHAT – an online panel discussion/town hall event, focusing on the role of the labor movement in pressing for a more equitable, sustainable society, through bargaining for the common good.

WHEN – August 6, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

WHERE – via Zoom/Facebook Live; register by clicking on this promo box to receive a Zoom meeting invitation. 

WHY – To re-energize the unions in the Hudson Valley (and beyond), and to re-connect workers through their common interests in the labor movement as we begin to re-imagine the world through the lens of working people and our communities.

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