Issues: Labor

Senator Robach Commnets on Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Resolution

On Tuesday, March 22nd, Senator Robach provided floor comments regarding the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Resolution. The text of the New York State Resolution is below.


WHEREAS the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911, resulted in the deaths of 146 garment workers, most of whom were young immigrant women who perished from the fire or leapt to their deaths to escape the flames because management kept the exit doors locked to keep workers from taking breaks outside; and


March 24, 2011

IDC, Assemblyman Bing, Propose Plan to Help State Lower Liability Risks


Proposal Would Save NY $50 Million; Increase Workplace Safety

March 23, 2011
March 22, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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....



March 1, 2011

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

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

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

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.

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