Last Updated : Wed 18th October 2017 02:49pm


A new provision in Gov. Cuomo’s budget will make it easier for union members to deduct their dues payments from state taxes.

The clause in the Empire State’s $153 billion budget — which was approved Sunday night — will put an estimated $35 million into the pockets of union workers in the public and private sectors as well as in the building trades.

Mario Cilento, president of the state AFL-CIO, said the tax deduction was a much-needed break for middle-class workers.


“We welcome this … particularly at a time when the right of working people to join a union is increasingly under attack,” he said.


“This new benefit will help us in our fight to continue to grow the middle class,” he added….

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