Roberta Reardon, the former co-President of SAG-AFTRA and who served as the final president of AFTRA before the two guilds merged, has been confirmed as Labor Commissioner for the state of New York by the New York State Senate. Reardon was selected to replace Mario Musolino in the post by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in September. She’ll over see the more than 3,000 employees of New York’s Department of Labor. Reardon spent five years as AFTRA’s national president and was an active advocate for the merger with SAG. She was co-President of SAG-AFTRA Ken Howard after the merger. In addition, Reardon served as special liaison for common sense economics at AFL-CIO, is a member of the board of the Actors Fund of America, and a former member of the Board of Trustees for AFTRA’s Health and Retirement Fund as well as the New York City Labor Council.