Issues: Labor

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 - 3:00 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: 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 - 3:00 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 - 1:00 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  Many of the fees being repealed were listed in the report as unnecessary and burdensome regulations that put New York businesses at a competitive disadvantage.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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Statement From Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Minimum Wage

“As more and more items are being removed from this year’s State Budget, I am especially concerned that efforts to increase the minimum wage seemed to have stalled. Now is the time to help the hard working men and women who are struggling because of our already inadequately low minimum wage. We cannot miss another opportunity to help lift over 1.1 million New Yorkers out of poverty, and finally pass a meaningful minimum wage increase with indexing."

March 27, 2015
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Senator Hamilton, Senator Comrie, and Senator Panepinto call for $15 Minimum Wage

(Albany – March 25, 2015) Senator Jesse Hamilton (D-Brooklyn), Senator Leroy Comrie (D-Queens), and  Senator Marc Panepinto (D-Buffalo) stood together 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 only provides direct economic relief to New York’s lowest earners and also spurs economic growth by enhancing purchasing power and injecting an estimated $3.4 billion back into our local economies.

They called for the state budget to include a Minimum Wage Package that:

- Increases the minimum wage to $10.50 now with staggered incremental increases leading to $15 in 2018.
- Indexes the state’s minimum wage to the rate of inflation to combat the rising cost of living and protect a consumer’s purchasing power from future erosion.
- Empowers local government to increase the minimum wage within their municipalities to help ensure appropriate local control based on their constituents’ needs.

March 26, 2015
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Senator Young Appointed to Senate's Workforce Development Task Force

Senator, Task Force members, will develop ways to promote private sector job growth

 

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I–Olean) has been appointed to the Senate’s new Task Force on Workforce Development. Members of the task force will gather input from leaders in business, education, state and local governments, as well as workforce development experts, as they review existing state programs designed to support job seekers and explore new ways to boost private sector employment and create good-paying jobs.

 

March 24, 2015
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Senator Skelos Announces the Creation of New Task Force on Workforce Development

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos today announced the creation of the Senate Task Force on Workforce Development and appointed Senators Jack Martins (R-C-I, Mineola) and George A. Amedore, Jr. (R-C-I, Rotterdam) as Co-Chairs.

March 20, 2015
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Public Hearing: To Address Issues Affecting Families in the Workforce

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Labor
Chair:   Senator Jack M. Martins
and Senate Standing Committee on Social Services
Chair:  Senator David Carlucci
Public Hearing: To Address Issues Affecting Families in the Workforce
Place:   Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York
Time:   11:00 A.M.
Contact: Peter Faherty (518) 455-3265; Evan Sullivan (518) 455-2991
Media Contact:  Chris Schneider (516) 746-5924; Krista Gobins (518) 455-2970; Candice Giove (347) 866-6742
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 24, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Public Hearing: To Address Issues Affecting Families in the Workforce

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Labor
Chair:   Senator Jack M. Martins
and Senate Standing Committee on Social Services
Chair:  Senator David Carlucci
Public Hearing: To Address Issues Affecting Families in the Workforce
Place:   Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York
Time:   11:00 A.M.
Contact: Peter Faherty (518) 455-3265; Evan Sullivan (518) 455-2991
Media Contact:  Chris Schneider (516) 746-5924; Krista Gobins (518) 455-2970; Candice Giove (347) 866-6742
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 24, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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March 19, 1:45 PM - 2:12 PM
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March 16, 5:00 PM - 5:14 PM
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator Jack M. Martins, Chair 12 Noon, Monday, March 9, 2015 Room 123 CAP

March 9, 12:00 PM - 12:03 PM
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