Issues: Labor

NY lawmakers approve domestic worker rights

 

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN

The Associated Press Tuesday, June 1, 2010; 9:28 PM

June 2, 2010
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Senate Passes Historic Bill To Protect Domestic Workers

The New York State Senate passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (S2311D/Savino) making New York the first state in the nation to provide new standards of worker protections for more than 200,000 employees in an industry which has gone unregulated for decades.

This historic legislation guarantees protection from discrimination, notice of termination, paid sick days and holidays, and other basic labor protections long denied to nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers employed in private homes.

June 2, 2010
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Senate Majority Passes Historic Bill to Protect Domestic Workers

Law to give basic labor protections to over 200,000 employees working in private homes

(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (S2311D/Savino) making New York the first state in the nation to provide new standards of worker protections for more than 200,000 employees in an industry which has gone unregulated for decades.

June 2, 2010
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New York State Senate Majority "Domestic Workers" News Conference 6/1/10

Watch the NYS Senate conference on Domestic Workers

June 1, 2010
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Senate Passes Domestic Workers Bill of Rights - Now On To Farmworkers!

Espada Says Legislation Protecting Domestic Workers Was Long Overdue; After Senate Passes Bill, He Uses Opportunity to Renew Call for Long Overdue Legislative Protections for Another Work Force – Farm Workers

June 1, 2010
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Watch Live Session: Senate Session 06-01-10

Watch live from the Senate website voting for bill s2311D that Senator Savino introduced, on labor standards for domestic workers.

Please follow this link: http://www.nysenate.gov/event/2010/jun/01/senate-session-06-01-10

June 1, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Press Conference Live Coverage: Domestic Workers

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

June 1, 2010
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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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