Issues: Unemployment

June 11, 2010
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NY Times: For Nannies, Hope for Workplace Protection

By: Russ Buettner

In a city of secret economies, few are as vital to the life of New York as the business of nannies, the legions of women who emancipate high-powered professionals and less glamorous working parents from the duties of daily child care.

Those nannies, as well as other domestic workers who make possible the lives of New York’s eternally striving work force, have long gone without basic workplace guarantees that most employees take for granted.

That appears likely to change soon.

June 10, 2010
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Daily News: Government Must OK New Domestic Worker Rights

by: Albor Ruiz

Every day, 200,000 domestic workers in New York make it possible for their employers to go to work. Yet, many of these mostly immigrant women of color are employed without a living wage, health care and basic labor protections.

"As far as I am concerned, these folks are the economic backbone of New York," said Assemblyman Keith Wright (D-Harlem). "[Yet] they are an invisible segment of society."

June 10, 2010
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NYT Editorial: Domestic Worker's Rights

New York State has the chance to lead the nation in extending basic workplace protections to domestic workers — the nannies, housekeepers and caregivers for the elderly who are as essential to the economy as they are overlooked and unprotected.

June 10, 2010
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Senator Addabbo's Job Fair at Aqueduct Racetrack

On April 9, 2010 Senator Addabbo held his second job fair. Over 2800 people attended seeking employment. There were 115 companies that participated. It was truly a great success!

June 2, 2010
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Senator Liz Krueger's Unemployment Forum: Recap

By 405 Club

On the 19th of this month we posted an alert about Senator Liz Krueger’s Unemployment Forum and I’ll tell you, it was great. Rarely can you get such quality face-to-face interaction with the people who are in charge, fully knowledgeable on unemployment benefits and job programs. We were very fortunate to be included in the event, with a table and some handouts for 405ers in attendance. It was a pleasure to meet everyone and make some solid connections going forward for The 405 Club. Here’s the official press release for the event.

May 25, 2010
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SENATOR KRUEGER HOSTS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FORUM

For Immediate Release | May 20, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

(New York, NY) – In an effort to help those constituents grappling with unemployment, State Senator Liz Krueger hosted an Unemployment Benefits forum on Wednesday, May 19th. The forum, which included a panel of experts and resource tables operated by local agencies, was geared towards further educating the public on how to best navigate the tricky waters of unemployment benefits.

May 21, 2010
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Senator Savino's Comments Objecting to Furlough Language in Governor's Budget Extender

Please click on the video to see my remarks made during last week's vote on a Senate Resolution objecting to the Governor's proposal to illegally furlough almost 100,000 state workers. 

May 17, 2010
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State-Funded Construction Projects Getting Back on Track

Today, the State Senate passed a measure sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) that will assist New York construction crews in getting back to work on the state’s roads and bridges by authorizing the continued payment of all capital construction contracts.

May 5, 2010
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Legislation Sponsored by Senator Dilan Aims to Get State-Funded Capital Projects and Jobs Back on Track

A measure to assure that New York’s contractual obligations to the thousands of construction crews toiling on road and bridge sites statewide are met, has been proposed by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn).

S.7686 authorizes the continued payment of capital construction contracts. Under this legislation all capital contracts will be binding liabilities, and will be required to be honored.

May 4, 2010
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Seward, Lopez Launch "No Work Here" Campaign

RICHMONDVILLE, 04/30/10--Senator James L. Seward (R,C,I-Oneonta), Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R,C,I-Schoharie), and Mark Galasso, President of Lancaster Development, Inc., today launched their “No Work Here” construction signs campaign in Richmondville.  The campaign is meant to spur greater public awareness of the increasing loss of construction jobs on local roadway projects as a result of inaction on the state budget, and to urge Albany’s three legislative leaders to take substantive action to protect working families. 

April 29, 2010
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Senator Addabbo's Job Fair - April 9, 2010

Senator Addabbo hands out Participating Companies flier at Job Fair.

April 19, 2010
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Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

Re: Funding New York’s Road and Bridge Work

“There is no reason, cause or justification for withholding funding to the hundreds of road crews and contractors hard at work around the state maintaining our transportation infrastructure. To continue shortchanging New York’s roads and bridges is a path that will lead to disaster.

April 8, 2010
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Putting New York Back To Work

(Albany, NY) Today, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins joined Senators William Stachowski, Darrel Aubertine, David J. Valesky and Brian X. Foley to unveil an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. The New Jobs New York program is comprised of three initiatives that can bring support to local small businesses, create job growth and attracting new investment through tax incentives.

March 25, 2010
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Putting New York Back To Work

Majority Plan Creates Immediate Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The New York State Senate Majority today unveiled an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. Through three targeted initiatives New Jobs New York will:

·         Create jobs immediately to provide a much-needed economic boost out of this recession;

·         Boost the confidence of small business owners to grow;

·         Implement a tax incentivization program that works for businesses already in New York, and attracts new investments and jobs for the future.

March 25, 2010
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Sen. Aubertine Joins 2,000 to Support Ogdensburg Correctional Facility

OGDENSBURG (March 12, 2010)--State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today joined community leaders and about 2,000 concerned citizens to show support the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility, which Gov. David Paterson slated for closure in his proposed budget.

March 12, 2010
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