Issues: Labor

Senator Oppenheimer moderating a panel discussion of successful businesswomen and entrepreneurs, including Ellen Parlapiano, Therese Ferretti, and Leslie Allicks

 

SENATOR OPPENHEIMER AND WOMEN’S ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT CENTER HOST SMALL BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) and the Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) hosted a successful Small Business and Economic Development Forum on Thursday, October 22nd at the White Plains Public Library.

October 28, 2009
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Workers’ Compensation Board May Not Electronically Record Hearings Unless Legislature Changes Current Law Requiring the Use of Stenographers

State Senator George Onorato, the chairman of the Senate LaborCommittee, speaks out against plans by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board to go forward with a pilot program that would replace stenographers with digital-audio recording at some workers’ compensation hearings.

October 11, 2009
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

For Immediate Release

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Senator Huntley: “Every person, no matter their background, can contribute to our society.”

September 30, 2009
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Senator Onorato Renews Call For Unemployment Benefit Increase As New York City's Jobless Rate Exceeds National Rate

 Senator’s Bill Would Hike Maximum Weekly Benefits,Address Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Insolvency

September 30, 2009
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Legislation Signed Into Law By The Governor

 "Legislation To Expand Protection For Workers From Retaliation For Reporting Wage And Other Labor Violations."   SB 3358 (Chapter 372)

September 18, 2009
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$15 Million for Transformation of Brooklyn Navy Yard

Feature article in WNYC News

NEW YORK, NY September 16, 2009 —New York State Senate has allocated $15 million to transform part of the Brooklyn Navy Yard into an eco-friendly manufacturing center.

Daniel Squadron, senator of the 25th District that encompasses the industrial park, said the project is a model plan.

September 18, 2009
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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS JOINS SENATE MAJORITY CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD WITH $15 MILLION FOR NEW “GREEN” DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION

NYS Senator Eric Adams joins the NYS Senate Majority Conference to obtain $15 million for the creation of “green collar” jobs and an exhibition/visitors center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

September 17, 2009
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Program to Create 14,000 Green Jobs, Reduce Consumers’ Energy Costs Passes Senate

(SYRACUSE, N.Y.)—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today praised the passage of comprehensive economic development legislation that he co-sponsored, the Green Jobs/Green New York program, which will create 14,000 jobs and save New Yorkers $1 billion on their energy bills.

September 11, 2009
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LES Community Fair and Recruitment Event

Free Construction Training for WomenFree ResourcesFree GiveawaysFree Refreshments

To RSVP call 646-257-5098

September 16, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Unemployment Benefits Crisis Looms

Feature article in Courier-Life Publications

By Aaron Short

Brooklyn’s unemployment numbers for the first half of the year are discouraging %u2013 over 10 percent of the population %u2013 and state labor workers warn that a crisis could be coming if unemployment benefits are not extended.

September 1, 2009
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Legislation Signed Into Law By The Governor

"Legislation To Allow Injured Workers To Receive A Lump Sum Payment For Permanent Partial Disability Benefits." SB2776-B (Chapter 351)

August 31, 2009
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Legislation Signed Into Law By The Governor

Legislation to provide workers with written notice of their regular and overtime wage rates.  (Signed into law, Chapter 270)

August 21, 2009
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Legislation Signed Into Law By The Governor

 Legislation to Provide 13 Weeks of Extended Unemployment Benefits for Jobless New Yorkers Approved by State Senate (Signed into law, Chapter 35)

August 21, 2009
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Legislation Signed Into Law By The Governor

"Legislation to Extend Self-Employment Assistance Program..." (Signed into law Chapter 106)

August 21, 2009
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