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  ·   By Tracey Porpora, Staten Island Real-Time News

Thousands rally for workers' rights in NYC

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Thousands of New Yorkers and union member advocates gathered in Manhattan's Foley Square on Saturday to rally for workers' rights.

The rally is one of about 27 occurring across the country to fight for the rights of working people, including paid family leave, and benefits for all workers.

"While labor is under attack all across this country. New York it's a different story," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo at The Working People's Day of Action Rally, which kicked off at 11 a.m. at 111 Worth St.

"In New York you see labor going forward. We want more fairness and more justice," he added.

The Day of Action, organized by The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Jobs with Justice, is a rally for social and economic justice, including the right to "fair bargaining and union representation," the groups say.

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