Issues: Labor

Press Conference

Watch Live starting at 11am: Today the senate votes on legislation that I introduced, which will give domestic workers basic labor protections.

http://www.nysenate.gov/

June 1, 2010
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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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Retirement Bill, S7909: Establishes temporary retirement benefit incentives for certain public employees

S7909 Summary

Establishes temporary retirement benefit incentives for certain public employees for the fiscal year 2010-2011; provides additional service credit for certain members of NYS&LERS, NYSTRS, NYCTRS, NYCBERS and NYCERS; eliminates the early retirement reductions at 25 years of service instead of at 30 years of service for retirement during a specified 90 day period for Tier 2, 3 and 4 members of such retirement systems.

 

For the full text of this bill, please visit

 

May 25, 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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Statement By Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey Klein Regarding State Overtime Cuts

The State Senate’s Task Force on Government Efficiency, chaired by State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein, commended NYS Director of State Operations Valerie Grey and NYS Budget Director Robert Megna on Wednesday for placing a moratorium on overtime in all Executive Branch agencies. 

May 19, 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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Town Hall - Ridgewood

Come join Senator Addabbo at a Town Hall meeting to discuss the issues that impotant to you. Topics to be discussed are Public Safety, Transportation and Education.

June 3, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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State Senator Diane Savino Calls for Passage of the Wage Theft Prevention Act

(New York)- State Senator Diane J. Savino,  joined State Senator Peralta, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assembly member Jeff Aubry, Make the Road New York,  The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union,  United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 in calling  for the passage of the The Wage Theft Prevention Act, S7050 (Savino), A10163( Heastie).

May 13, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator George Onorato, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, May 17, 2010 Room 309 LOB

The Committee will consider the following nominations: Loren D. Lobban, as a Member of the Workers' Compensation Board Samuel G. Williams, as a Member of the Workers' Compensation Board

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May 17, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Senate Passes Landmark Legislation to Halt Bullying and Abuse in the Workplace

 Senator Morahan (center) with Legislative Counsel Stephen Powers (left) and Communications Director Ron Levine (right) pause for a moment to celebrate passage of Landmark Bully Bill.

May 12, 2010
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Aubertine: Reconstituted Farmworker Bill Skirts Process to the Detriment of Farmers, Farm Workers, Consumers

 

ALBANY (May 12, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that with the reintroduction of the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act, which is identical but for cosmetic changes to the bill defeated in the Agriculture Committee last month, he will as chair of the committee fight any attempt to subvert the legislative process that the previous bill went through.

May 12, 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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State Senate Passes Resolution Urging Metropolitan Transportation Authority to Seek Alternatives to Station Agent Lay-Offs

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New York State Senator George Onorato

Chairman, New York State Senate Labor Committee

FOR RELEASE:  May 6, 2010CONTACT: Janet K. Kash  (518)455-3486    kash@senate.state.ny.us

STATE SENATE PASSES RESOLUTION URGING METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TO SEEK ALTERNATIVES TO STATION AGENT LAY-OFFS

May 6, 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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May 3, 2010
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May 3, 2010
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Senate Hearing on Labor Practices at the Staten Island EZ Pass Center

The right for workers to organize for mutual aid and protection is one of our most time-honored traditions in this country. Unfortunately, some businesses choose to not play by the rules. Here is a NY1 story on a Senate Hearing, we held on unfair labor practices at the EZ Pass Center in Staten Island.

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May 3, 2010
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