Issues: Labor

March 22, 2011
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IDC Calls for End to Deferral of Key Upstate Development Program

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit to Leverage $461 M in Upstate Investment; Create 1,600+ Jobs

The Independent Democratic Conference today called for the full reinstatement of an economic development program that would create more than $460 million in private investment and more than 1,600 good-paying jobs in Upstate New York.

March 16, 2011
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Senator Rivera Praises 32BJ and Bronx Realty Advisory Board for Reaching Agreement

Bronx, NY – Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) praised 32BJ and Bronx Realty Advisory Board for coming to the table to reach a tentative four-year agreement that provides for annual raises and maintains healthcare and pension benefits for building workers. In response to the news of the agreement, Senator Rivera (D-Bronx) issued the following statement:

March 15, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Labor meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Room 804 LOB

March 15, 11:30 AM - 11:33 AM
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Senator Montgomery Votes to Preserve Seniority & Tenure Rights of Educators

At a recent meeting of the Senate Education Committee, Senator Montgomery spoke out against the Last In, First Out (LIFO) bill (S.3501), which attempts to leverage the state’s current fiscal crisis to eliminate the seniority and tenure rights of all New Year City educators. Moreover, the bill is a blatant attempt at union busting, demonstrating a clear and dangerous disregard for the rights of educators that have been negotiated and defined through collective bargaining.

March 9, 2011
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Sen. Adriano Espaillat to Vote “No” on S. 3501, Which Strikes Seniority Considerations for Teachers

(New York, NY) – New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat announced that he will be voting on S. 3501 when it comes before the Senate.

March 1, 2011
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Local Dems Stand With Wisconsin Unions

By Tara MacIsaacEpoch Times Staff

NEW YORK—Republicans and Democrats across the nation are increasingly polarized on the issue of collective bargaining rights for unions. In New York, the Democratic majority tips the legislative scale in favor of unions. However, New York Democrats remain wary of the events in Wisconsin and have vowed not to become too complacent....

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March 1, 2011
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Senator Addabbo's statement on education bill S.3501B

Queens, NY, March 1, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate's Education Committee, released the following statement on education bill S.3501B, scheduled for a vote today:

 

March 1, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Room 804 LOB

March 1, 11:30 AM - 11:34 AM
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2011-2012 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic "Workforce Issues"

Joint Legislative Public Hearing Notice and Testimonies for Workforce Issues info.

March 2, 9:30 AM - 12:43 PM
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Statement From Senate Democratic Leader John L. Sampson On Passage Of The New York Jobs Tax Credit

We need to create good-paying jobs for the middle class. We must finally reverse the job losses that have forced generations of New Yorkers to leave our state in order to support their families.  By investing in small businesses and providing smart tax credits to spur job creation, we can create the lasting jobs and strong businesses New York needs to sustain economic growth.

January 19, 2011
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January 14, 2011
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NY Law Protects Workers From Wage Theft

by Vanessa Price on December 14, 2010

 Share New York Governor, David Paterson signed a bill into law which would protect wage earners from theft this week as a result of continued lobbying from advocates of immigrants and labor unions.

Under previous NY law, if employers stole worker wages, the penalty was to pay the money back to the wage-earner with a 25% penalty.

December 23, 2010
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New York Cracks Down On Wage Theft

Source: Governor of New York Posted on: 14th December 2010Governor David A. Paterson has signed into law S.8380/A.11726, the Wage Theft Prevention Act.

The Wage Theft Prevention Act addresses the failure by employers to pay statutorily-mandated minimum wages and overtime by requiring annual notifications of wages, expanding notifications, enhancing available remedies for wage law violations and strengthening whistleblower protections.

The Governor also announced that he has acted on ten additional bills.

December 23, 2010
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WAGE THEFT PREVENTION ACT

by New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog on 14. Dec, 2010 in Public Interest

Governor Paterson Signs Wage Theft Prevention Act Yesterday, Governor David A. Paterson signed into law S.8380/A.11726, the Wage Theft Prevention Act, which addresses the failure by employers to pay statutorily-mandated minimum wages and overtime by requiring annual notifications of wages, expanding notifications, enhancing available remedies for wage law violations and strengthening whistleblower protections. The Governor also announced that he has acted on ten additional bills.

December 23, 2010
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Paterson Signs ‘Wage Theft’ Bill into Law

The Business Review - by Adam Sichko Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 8:28am EST ..Related News

By the numbers: Fewer Americans patronizing the arts.New York Gov. David Paterson signed a bill into law on Dec. 13 that creates more paperwork and regulatory hurdles for business owners.

“They say that New York is the safest big city in the world. Tell that to the thousands of New Yorkers who are robbed each week by their employers,” said Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn).

“For too long, penalties for employers who steal or underpay their workers have been so low that it was simply the cost of doing business,” Savino said.

December 23, 2010
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