About Us

The Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation represents 103,000 union families across seven counties: Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster.   

The Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation was created in June 2001 as part of the National AFL-CIO’s New Alliance initiative.  Our goal, working with our partner Central Labor Councils (CLCs), is to lay the foundations for a more visible and bold labor movement that reflects the hopes and dreams of working families in the HudsonValley.  

The Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation proudly joins nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement. We are democratically elected bodies dedicated to represent the interests of working people at the state and local level. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.

Our core program areas include:

Public Policy advocacy and research to support campaigns for responsible economic development, workers’ rights, affordable housing, accessible childcare, and quality education.

Multi-Union Mobilization to support labor struggles, internal organizing trainings, new member organizing, and coordinated political action.

Community Outreach to social and economic justice organizations, faith leaders, student organizations at area campuses, and other community partners that share our vision for power and unity in the hands of working families.

Political Action to elect candidates that serve the needs of working families through coordinated labor-to-labor worksite leafleting, door-to-door canvassing, phone banks and GOTV, voter registration drives, and political mobilization trainings.

Regular Communications on all the latest issues and area labor news through regular newsletters, e-mail messaging and advocacy campaigns, blast fax, and press outreach.

Executive Officers

Sparrow Tobin (AFT 3008): HVALF President

Dan McCormack (PEF): HVALF Executive Vice President

Cynthia Wolff (1199SEIU): HVALF Secretary-Treasurer

Janette Clark (PEF): HVALF Recording Secretary

Vice Presidents

Melissa Servant (AFT 3082)

Karen Barrett (1199SEIU)

Theresa Morley (CWA 1120)

Anthony Adamo (CSEA Region 3)

Kathy Rodriguez (CSEA 1000)

Stephen Reich (LIUNA 754)

Fritz Schneider (LIUNA 108)

Dan Maldonado (IBT 445)

Diana Cline (APWU 3722)

Mark Caramatti (AFGE 3740)

Gregory Reynoso (NYSNA)

Betty Walston (UFCW 888)

Donna Goodman (UUP)

Patricia Dynes (IATSE 311)

Jessica Treybick (OPEIU 277)

CLC Presidents

Gil Heim (Rockland CLC)

Dan McCormack (Hudson-Catskill CLC)

Fred DeStefano (Upper Hudson CLC)

Rob Pinto (Dutchess CLC)