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Who We Are

ALE is America's largest union of legislative staffers.

After several years of organizing, New York City Council staff won recognition for ALE in 2021. Financial Analysts were the first Council employees to officially join ALE in January 2021, followed by Member Aides in August. Learn more about our first year here.

City Council staff have united 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 a democratically-elected Executive Board; along with our Contract Bargaining Committee and union Stewards.

Led by ALE, New York City Council staff have just won their first contract! Learn more here.

2022-24 ALE Executive Board:

President: Daniel Kroop 

Vice President: Berenice Navarrete Perez

Stewards' Representative: Brandon Jordan 

Secretary-Treasurer: Jonathan Szott

Recording Secretary: Whitney Mulzac

Equity Officer: Fernando Andrade

Trustees: Jalissa Quigley, Ben Jacobs, and Courtney Curd

There are many ways to get involved with ALE. If your office does not yet have a union Steward, we strongly encourage you to work with your co-workers to nominate a candidate. 


Don’t hesitate to get in touch via We look forward to working with you and continuing to build our union for Council staff!

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