Issues: Unions

About Time: New York's Domestic Workers May Finally Get Rights on the Job

Is scrubbing somebody else's floor "work"? How about staying up all night - every night - with another person's colicky baby? Or helping their elderly mother shower and use the bathroom? The reality is, domestic workers like nannies, caregivers and housekeepers do some of the hardest and most necessary work around. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are able to do their own jobs and keep their families functioning only because they rely on the labor of nannies and caregivers, yet these domestic employees are denied the basic workplace protections most other workers are guaranteed.

May 27, 2010
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5/25/2010: NYSUT Lobby Day

Representatives from New York State of United Teachers visited Senator Huntley to discuss:

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May 24, 2010
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Senator Foley Meets with Members of Local 338

Senator Foley recently met with members of Local 338 during their visit to Albany.

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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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

To continue our investment in our children and our future we need to improve our score for Race to the Top. I commend the State Education Department, and the leaders of NYSUT, and UFT for working out a sensible solution on teacher evaluation. New York is now one step closer to winning the race for our children’s future, and the Senate will act as soon as possible in cooperation with the Assembly and Executive to pass this agreement into law.

May 11, 2010
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Public Hearing: Labor practices and customer service quality at the Staten Island E-ZPass facility and related facilities

Bill Perkins, ChairNew York State Senate Standing Committee onCorporations, Authorities & Commissions

College of Staten Island (CSI)Performing Arts Center, Building 1P2800 Victory Boulevard Staten Island NY 10314April 30, 20109:00 AM - 12:00 PM

May 7, 2010
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May 3, 2010
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May 3, 2010
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Public Hearing: Labor practices and customer service quality at the Staten Island E-ZPass facility and related facilities

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATE

 

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Bill Perkins, ChairNew York State Senate Standing Committee onCorporations, Authorities & Commissions

April 27, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

In the past, when confronted with crisis, New York’s leaders have put politics and personal agendas aside to work together to get the job done. That time is again upon us.

April 1, 2010
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TASK FORCE INVESTIGATES WASTEFUL SPENDING BY NYS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Led by Senator Klein, Task Force on Government Efficiency Probes Commissioner on Excessive Overtime and Property Expenses

March 25, 2010
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Senator Savino Introduces Bill To Protect Workers from Wage Theft

New York State Senator Diane Savino, New York State Assembly Member Carl Heastie, and the Coalition to Prevent Wage Theft & Protect Responsible Businesses stood in front of the SOHO location of Scoop NYC, a business that illegally withheld half a million dollars in overtime pay from workers to announce the introduction of comprehensive state legislation to reform the New York State Labor Law (S.7050/A.10163). The coalition is comprised of low-income workers, not-for-profit organizations, civic legal organizations, organized labor, and small businesses.

March 12, 2010
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Senator Savino and Union Members Protest Illegal Firings of 14 Union Supporters at E-Z Pass Call center and Demand Better Customer Service

Group Calls on MTA, Port Authority to Improve E-ZPass Customer Service and Reverse Illegal Firings

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Senator Diane J. Savino, Assemblywoman Janelle Hyer-Spencer, representatives from Assemblyman Matt Titone’s and Councilwoman Debi Rose’s office, stood today in front of the E-Z Pass call center to protest the recent firing of 14 E-Z Pass Workers and to demand better customer service for E-Z Pass customers.

March 5, 2010
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Senator Perkins' Breakfast Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 15, 2010

On January 15, 2001 Senator Bill Perkins hosted the First Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin  Luther King, Jr. and Labor Breakfast at Campanile Restaurant in New York, City.

Special Guests

New York City Comtroller, John Liu  *  Lillian Roberts, DC 37  *  Senate Majority Conference Leader, John Sampson  *  Stuart Appelbaum, RWDSU             Norman Seabrook, COBA

January 21, 2010
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December 11, 2009
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DCAS Wants ‘Transit’ to Do Own Civil Service Hiring

Claims City Provisionals Down 12%By ARI PAUL

TRYING TO SAVE THE MARRIAGE: State Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Chair Diane Savino was skeptical of a DCAS plan to ‘divorce’ New York City Transit and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority from the city’s central hiring agency. In particular, she cited the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s often-contentious relationship with Transport Workers Union Local 100.

October 30, 2009
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Notice of Public Hearing: Provisional appointments in the City of New York

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSUBJECT:     Provisional appointments in the City of New YorkPURPOSE:     Update on the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) plan to reduce the number of provisional appointments in New York City, as required under Chapter 5 of the Laws of 2008.October 21, 200910:00 a.m.Senate Hearing Room250 Broadway, 19th FloorNew York, NY 10007

October 15, 2009
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