Issues: Labor

SENATOR GOLDEN: LET'S START HIRING PEOPLE AGAIN IN NEW YORK STATE

GOLDEN JOINS WITH REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES IN CALLING FOR PASSAGE OF MAJOR NEW JOBS INITIATIVE

January 27, 2010
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SENATOR ALESI CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF MAJOR NEW JOBS INITIATIVE

       Statewide unemployment continues to rise amid Democrat paralysis on jobs front; Despite federal stimulus, New York lost 270,000 private sector jobs last year          New York State Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos and members of the Senate Republican Conference today announced a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.

January 27, 2010
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Seward Calls For Passage Of Major New Jobs Initiative

ALBANY, 01/26 /10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today joined senate Republicans in announcing a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York’s economy, reduce business taxes and create thousands of new jobs.

“This plan provides real incentives that will improve our economic climate and get people working,” said Senator Seward.  “It includes targeted assistance that will enhance current businesses and foster new growth translating to real recovery here in New York.”

January 26, 2010
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Serrano Advocates for Community Jobs

Committed to meeting the needs of individuals and families affected by the downturn in the economy, Senator José M. Serrano attended a press conference on the steps of New York City Hall to advocate for the passage of the bill HR 4268, “Put America to Work Act,” and for the introduction of a similar Community Jobs bill in the U.S. Senate.

January 22, 2010
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Senator Perkins' Breakfast Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 15, 2010

On January 15, 2001 Senator Bill Perkins hosted the First Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin  Luther King, Jr. and Labor Breakfast at Campanile Restaurant in New York, City.

Special Guests

New York City Comtroller, John Liu  *  Lillian Roberts, DC 37  *  Senate Majority Conference Leader, John Sampson  *  Stuart Appelbaum, RWDSU             Norman Seabrook, COBA

January 21, 2010
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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STACHOWSKI WORKS WITH SENATE LABOR COMMITTEE AT PUBLIC HEARING TO INVESTIGATE ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES OF UNSCRUPULOUS CONTRACTORS

Hearing Examined the Loss of Revenues to the State Caused by Employee Misclassification in the Construction Industry, and the Negative Impact on Law-abiding Workers and Employers  

January 13, 2010
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Senate Labor Committee To Hold Public Hearing To Study Employee Misclassification In New York's Underground Economy

Hearing Will Examine the Loss of Revenues to the State’s Underground Economy Caused by Employee Misclassification in the Construction Industry, and the Negative Impact on Workers and Employers 

January 12, 2010
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Related Legislation to Create Responsibility Questionnaire System Would Help to Weed Out Unscrupulous Contractors; Create More Level Playing Field for Law-Abiding Bidders on Public Works Contracts

LABOR COMMITTEE REPORT URGES THAT “LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER” BE DEFINED TO PROTECT WORKERS, IMPROVE PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS, AND RECOUP MONEY NOW LOST TO NEW YORK’S UNDERGROUND ECONOMY Related Legislation to Create Responsibility Questionnaire System Would Help to Weed Out Unscrupulous Contractors; Create More Level Playing Field for Law-Abiding Bidders on Public Works Contracts             State Senator George Onorato (D-Queens), the chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Labor, today announced that he, t

January 12, 2010
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STACHOWSKI COSPONSORS MEASURE TO WEED OUT UNSCRUPULOUS CONTRACTORS

Legislation Will Create More Level Playing Field for Law-Abiding Bidders on Public Works Contracts

   Senator William T. Stachowski (D-C, Lake View), today announced he is cosponsoring legislation (S.5847) designed to ensure that contractors and subcontractors who compete for and win public works contracts in New York State meet specific responsibility standards.

January 11, 2010
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Labor Committee Report Urges That “Lowest Responsible Bidder” Be Defined To Protect Workers, Improve Public Works Projects, And Recoup Money Now Lost To New York’s Underground Economy

News From New York State Senate Standing Committee on Labor Chairman, State Senator George Onorato_________________________________________________________

January 11, 2010
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Senator Alesi Protecting Small Business

As former Chairman of the Senate Commerce Economic Development Committee, Senator Alesi was a prime architect of “Upstate Now”. Passed by the Senate, “Upstate Now” would lower taxes, provide affordable health plans for small businesses, strengthen our workforce, invest in new technology and reduce energy costs to help small businesses thrive.      

A highly skilled workforce is imperative to the success and growth of our local economy. Senator Alesi continues to support small businesses in securing workforce development funds for groups like Rochester Business Alliance and Progress Rochester that partner with area colleges, universities, and local businesses to provide necessary training.

December 21, 2009
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Facts Vs. Myth on Farm Worker Legislation

New York Farm Bureau Video using footage from November 19 Agriculture Committee Public Hearing in Watertown, NY.

December 14, 2009
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Aubertine Hosts Agriculture Roundtable in Waddington

 

Agriculture Chair Concludes Fall/Winter Tour with discussion on dairy, farm labor

WADDINGTON (December 11, 2009)—State Senate Agriculture Chair Darrel J. Aubertine today met with a large group of farmers and agriculture representatives to discuss the issues facing our state’s farmers and the direction of agriculture policy in New York State.

December 11, 2009
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Senate Passes $48 Billion Pension Reform

The Senate today approved major reform of the state pension system, a significant step in placing the state’s long term finances on a sound fiscal footing.  The legislation (S.26) is expected to save taxpayers $48.5 billion over the next 30 years by establishing a new Tier V of pension benefits for public employees.  Tier V benefits will apply to newly hired uniformed and non-uniformed 

December 2, 2009
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2009 Mid Year Report on Receipts and Disbursements

November 5, 2009
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