Issues: Labor

Election Reforms Ensure Absentee and Affidavit Votes Are Counted, Improves Election Administration

For Immediate Release

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

(Albany, NY) Today, The New York State Senate passed a package of election reforms to improve the absentee and affidavit voting process and election administration. These bills underscore the Senate Majority’s commitment to delivering an inclusive, reliable and efficient electoral process to the voters of New York.

April 15, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator George Onorato, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, April 12, 2010 Room 309 LOB

April 12, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

Re: Funding New York’s Road and Bridge Work

“There is no reason, cause or justification for withholding funding to the hundreds of road crews and contractors hard at work around the state maintaining our transportation infrastructure. To continue shortchanging New York’s roads and bridges is a path that will lead to disaster.

April 8, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI JOINS THE LAST STORE ON MAIN STREET COALITION AS IT LAUNCHES FINAL PUSH TO KEEP WINE OUT OF 19,000 NEW OUTLETS IN NEW YORK STATE

SENATOR STACHOWSKI JOINS THE LAST STORE ON MAIN STREET COALITION AS IT LAUNCHES FINAL PUSH TO KEEP WINE OUT OF 19,000 NEW OUTLETS IN NEW YORK STATE Small Business Owners Rally Against Governor’s Job-Killing Plan Senator William T.

April 7, 2010
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Workers Deserve to be Paid

By ANDREW FRIEDMAN AND AMY TRAUBAlbany Times UnionApril 5, 2010

April 5, 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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Senator Onorato Urges MTA Chairman To Find Alternatives To Layoffs of 500 Subway Station Employees

News FromNew York State Senator George OnoratoChairman, Senate Committee on LaborFOR RELEASE: March 26, 2010CONTACT:  Janet K. Kash  (518)455-3486  kash@senate.state.ny.us

SENATOR ONORATO URGES MTA CHAIRMAN TO FIND ALTERNATIVES TO

LAYOFFS OF 500 SUBWAY STATION EMPLOYEES

March 26, 2010
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Putting New York Back To Work

(Albany, NY) Today, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins joined Senators William Stachowski, Darrel Aubertine, David J. Valesky and Brian X. Foley to unveil an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. The New Jobs New York program is comprised of three initiatives that can bring support to local small businesses, create job growth and attracting new investment through tax incentives.

March 25, 2010
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Senator Valesky Announces Plan to Jump Start Job Growth in New York

SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- Today, Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) presented an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. The program, ‘New Jobs New York,’ consists of three targeted initiatives that will:

March 25, 2010
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Putting New York Back To Work

Majority Plan Creates Immediate Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The New York State Senate Majority today unveiled an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. Through three targeted initiatives New Jobs New York will:

·         Create jobs immediately to provide a much-needed economic boost out of this recession;

·         Boost the confidence of small business owners to grow;

·         Implement a tax incentivization program that works for businesses already in New York, and attracts new investments and jobs for the future.

March 25, 2010
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Albany's New Wage Theft Bill Could Halt the Hidden Crime Wave

Huffington PostBy: Amy TraubNearly a billion dollars were stolen in New York City last year, and the thieves aren't even worried about getting caught. If this were an epidemic of street crime, the city and state would have acted long ago.Instead, the crooks in question are corrupt bosses who steal their employees' earnings by paying less than minimum wage, making them work off the clock, pilfering tips, misclassifying employees as independent contractors, and a host of other schemes. As a result, the theft is harder to detect. But Albany is finally on the case.

March 15, 2010
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Payback time: State Must Nail Sleazy Bosses Who Steal Their Workers' Wages

Daily News EditorialSaturday, March 13th 2010, 4:00 AMAdvocates for immigrants and the poor want thestate to crack down on a type of robbery rampant inNew York: wage theft.We stand with them because too many companieshave gotten away with stiffing employees of thefruits of their hard-earned labor.The National Employment Law Project estimatesmore than 317,000 New Yorkers are cheated out ofpay, to the tune of $18.4 million a week...

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March 15, 2010
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Wage Theft Bill Introduced in SoHo to Help Workers Collect Lost Pay

By Nicole BreskinDNAinfo Reporter/ProducerSOHO — Retail workers, activists and politicians turned out to announce the introduction of a new bill that could protect local workers from losing millions of dollars in unpaid wages.State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblyman Carl Heastie announced the Wage Theft Prevention Act in SoHo on Friday, which will stiffen penalties and heighten enforcement for companies that illegally withhold or steal wages from their employees. The bill was introduced in the Senate earlier this week.

March 15, 2010
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A Move to Protect Low-Wage Workers

By STEVEN GREENHOUSENew York Times City Blog

March 15, 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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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator George Onorato, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, March 15, 2010 Room 309 LOB

March 15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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NYS Senate Westchester Delegation to Hold Hearings on Executive Budget for 2010-11

 

In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

 

March 11, 2010
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Watch Senator Addabbo talk about his upcoming Job Fair on April 9, 2010

Come join Senator Addabbo at his second Job Fair on Friday, April 9, 2010 at Aqueduct Racetrack located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd in South Ozone Park. Call Pete in my district office at 718-738-1111 for more information.

March 10, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To Key Hospital, Transportation, Labor And Quality Of Care Boards

The New York State Senate confirmed 36 appointees to key boards today, including members to the New York State Department of Labor, Advisory Council to the Commission on Quality of Care & Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, Board of Visitors of the Rochester Psychiatric Center, and Metropolitan Transportation Authority, among many other entities.

March 10, 2010
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