Who We Are

ALE is America's largest union of legislative staffers.

We are New York City Council staff who unite in solidarity to improve the working conditions, treatment, wages, benefits, job security, and professional standing of legislative employees; protect all members from illegal, improper, arbitrary, harassing, bullying, or discriminatory treatment; and provide members with a meaningful voice in maintaining a safe, respectful, healthy, democratic, and equitable workplace.

We defend the right of all members to be free from discrimination in their lives on the basis of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, disability, and all other protected classes; pledge our collective efforts to secure the welfare, equality, and dignity of all working people; and affirm these principles in solidarity with the labor movement.

ALE represents approximately 400 Council Member Aides and Finance Analysts at the Council. Our effort is led by the democratically-elected Executive Board, and a range of committees and working groups.

2022-24 ALE Executive Board:

President: Daniel Kroop 

Vice President: Vinuri Ranaweera

Secretary-Treasurer: Jonathan Szott

Recording Secretary: Faiza Azam

Equity Officer: Fernando Andrade

Trustees: Jalissa Quigley, Ben Jacobs, and Courtney Curd

Stewards' Representative: Matthew Malloy