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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Appoints AFL-CIO Leader as Labor Commissioner

Reardon with Jessica Hayssen, Field Director, MN AFL-CIO

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced that he is appointing Roberta Reardon, a leader with the AFL-CIO, to be the state's next commissioner of labor. Reardon will take over from acting commissioner Mario Musolino.

From the governor's press release:

Roberta Reardon will be nominated as Commissioner of the Department of Labor. Previously, Ms. Reardon served as Special Liaison for Common Sense Economics at AFL-CIO and as Founding Co-President of SAG-AFTRA, a 165,000-member union for the entertainment industry. She was the National President of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and is a member on the Board of Trustees for the AFTRA Health and Retirement Fund, the Actors Fund of America and New York City Central Labor Council, as well as a Fellow of the Worker Institute of Cornell University. Ms. Reardon holds a B.A. from the University of Wyoming.

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