Issues: Labor

Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator Jack M. Martins, Chair 12 Noon, Monday, June 1, 2015 Room 123 CAP

June 1, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Valesky Hosts Community Resources Fair

Senator Valesky is hosting a Community Resources Fair at the Southwest Community Center on Thursday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This free event is open to all area residents. The nonprofit and government agencies listed below will have tables at the fair and provide important information on health care and health insurance, financial planning for college, emergency preparedness and fire safety, family planning, housing, voting, small business development, veterans services, and more, as well as offer giveaways. For more information, call the district office at 478-8745.

American Red Cross

Aurora of CNY

Clear Path for Veterans

CNY Fair Housing

May 28, 2015
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STATE SENATOR GUSTAVO RIVERA AND ASSEMBLYMAN MICHAEL BLAKE INTRODUCE THE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE DISCLOSURE ACT

Proposed Legislation Would Identify Companies Who Heavily Rely on Taxpayers to Subsidize Their Business

May 18, 2015
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Uniting Employers With Well-Trained Workers

ALBANY, 05/15/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) recently took part in a public hearing hosted by the Senate Task Force on Workforce Development which included testimony from key employment leaders in the state.

May 15, 2015
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CALLING ALL JOB SEEKERS: RITCHIE ANNOUNCES 2015 ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY JOB FAIR

Event to Take Place May 21st in Ogdensburg 

State Senator Patty Ritchie is encouraging those looking for work, or seeking a career change to attend her 2015 St. Lawrence County Job Fair, which will take place in Ogdensburg on May 21st. 

“From jobs in the medical field to positions with local nonprofits, for the past couple months I’ve been working to recruit employers that are looking for talented individuals who are ready to get to work right away,” said Senator Ritchie. 

“The goal of my annual Job Fair is not only to help people throughout our region find jobs, but also to give people opportunities to meet face to face with employers, which will help them to better hone their interview skills and make landing their next job that much easier.”

May 15, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor  Senator Jack M. Martins, Chair  12 Noon, Monday, May 18, 2015  Room 123 CAP

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Boyle

An act to amend the labor law, in relation to the definition of "employment" for the purposes of unemployment insurance

May 18, 12:05 PM - 12:11 PM
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Senator Panepinto Commends Governor Cuomo on Launching Historic Step in Minimum Wage Fight

Panepinto: “The Governor’s historic decision is both courageous and necessary.”

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Marc Panepinto (D-Buffalo) issued the following statement regarding Governor Cuomo’s call to impanel a fast food Wage Board:  

“The Governor’s historic decision to impanel a Wage Board, that includes Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, for the fast food industry is both courageous and necessary. In Western New York and throughout New York State, the minimum wage currently serves as a poverty wage for too many struggling workers. For fast food employees, nearly 75% of whom are women and over two-thirds of whom are the primary wage earners in the their family, providing a living wage would be a life-changer. By once again taking action on this crucial income inequality issue, the Governor is doing what Senate Republicans have continuously and inexplicably failed to do. I commend the Governor for his bold efforts and look forward to continuing this fight for all New Yorkers because anyone who works full-time, deserves a fighting chance.”    

May 8, 2015
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Statement from Senator Catharine Young on the Assembly's Passage of Equal Pay Legislation

“The Senate began 2015 by immediately passing legislation to guarantee equal pay in the workplace, provide victims of domestic violence greater protections and address the other important components that make up our Women’s Equality Agenda. While a number of these items still need to be passed by the Assembly, it is a positive sign that they finally have acted on the issue of equal pay for equal work.

 

April 27, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Bridging the Employment Gap

Senate Task Force on Workforce DevelopmentChairs: Senator Jack M. Martins and Senator George AmedorePublic Meeting: Bridging the Employment GapPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 12:00 P.M.Contact: Peter Faherty (518) 455-3265Media Contact:Eileen Miller (518) 455-2350:Chris Schneider (516) 746-5924ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

May 13, 12:00 PM - 3:32 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Bridging the Employment Gap

Senate Task Force on Workforce DevelopmentChairs: Senator Jack M. Martins and Senator George AmedorePublic Meeting: Bridging the Employment GapPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 12:00 P.M.Contact: Peter Faherty (518) 455-3265Media Contact:Eileen Miller (518) 455-2350:Chris Schneider (516) 746-5924ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

May 13, 12:00 PM - 3:32 PM
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor  Senator Jack M. Martins, Chair  12 Noon, Monday, April 27, 2015  Room 123 CAP

Please note the following bills have been placed on the agenda pursuant to Senate Rule VIII, §3(e) - Motion for Committee Consideration:  S.1291  S.2221

April 27, 12:00 PM - 12:06 PM
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Senate to Celebrate Earth Week With a Package of Bills to Protect the Environment, Increase Green Jobs, and Boost Recreation

The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.

April 20, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Notes Repeal of 57 Nuisance Fees; Calls for More

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) applauds the repeal of 57 nuisance fees as part of the 2015-16 State Budget, many of which were identified in a 2013 State Senate report on Regulatory Reform.  Many of the fees being repealed were listed in the report as unnecessary and burdensome regulations that put New York businesses at a competitive disadvantage.

April 16, 2015
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Paying it Forward: Kennedy Pushes Legislation Offering Tax Credit and Job Security for Organ Donors

As local Transplant Miracles Foundation seeks 10,000 new donors, Kennedy Pushes Bill to Assist Those Giving the Gift of Life

Kennedy: Organ donation is a stressful and trying time – New York can do more to ensure donors have the resources and protection they need.

April 14, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Bridging the Employment Gap

Senate Task Force on Workforce DevelopmentChairs: Senator Jack M. Martins and Senator George AmedorePublic Meeting: Bridging the Employment GapPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Peter Faherty (518) 455-3265Media Contact: Chris Schneider (516) 746-5924ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

April 17, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Bridging the Employment Gap

Senate Task Force on Workforce DevelopmentChairs: Senator Jack M. Martins and Senator George AmedorePublic Meeting: Bridging the Employment GapPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Peter Faherty (518) 455-3265Media Contact: Chris Schneider (516) 746-5924ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

April 17, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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April 6, 2015
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Senator Young Secures Economic Development Funding For Her Region

Budget includes $1.5 billion for the Upstate Revitalization Program, $400 million for transformative investment programs, $500 million to support the expansion of broadband availability and $7 million for the Workforce Development Institute

 

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) announced today that communities across her region will have access to economic development funding included in this year’s state budget.

 

Among the positive investments included in the final budget were $1.5 billion for the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, $400 million for transformative investment programs, $500 million to support the statewide expansion of broadband access, and $7 million for the Workforce Development Institute.

 

April 1, 2015
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Senator Leroy Comrie Joins Senators Marc Panepinto and Jesse Hamilton in Calling for an Immediate Minimum Wage Increase

Upstate and Downstate Senators Find Common Ground in Fight to Raise the Minimum Wage as State Budget Deadline Looms

ALBANY, N.Y. – With the State Budget Deadline looming, freshman Senators Leroy Comrie (D-Queens), Marc Panepinto (D-Buffalo) and Jesse Hamilton (D-Brooklyn) stood together on Wednesday, March 25th 2015 and called for an immediate minimum wage increase to be put back on the table. The Senators emphasized that raising the minimum wage to a living wage not only provides direct economic relief to New York’s lowest earners but also spurs economic growth by enhancing purchasing power and injecting an estimated $3.4 billion back into our local economies.

March 30, 2015
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