Issues: Labor

Atlantic Yards Public Hearing: Both Riveting and Revealing

(New York, NY)-In a packed Higgins Hall at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, with a standing room only crowd,  State Senator Bill Perkins, Chair of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions held the first ever Senate hearing on the Atlantic Yards project.

May 29, 2009
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New Legislation would Require Companies Seeking State Economic Development Subsidies to Disclose Wage, Hiring Plans For Projects

NEWS FROM……………………….

State Senator George Onorato

State Senator Neil D. Breslin

Assemblyman Tim Gordon……………………………………… 

May 27, 2009
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Senator Dilan on Extension of Unemployment Benefits

Senator Dilan speaks on the enactment of legislation that extends unemployment insurance benefits for more than 120,000 New Yorkers, of which were approximately 56,000 whose benefits were set to expire in late May. The legislation gives New York access to $645 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) aid. The money will extend unemployment benefits by an additional 13 weeks.

May 27, 2009
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SENATOR PERKINS HELPS PROTECT UNEMPLOYED

SENATOR  PERKINS HELPS PROTECT UNEMPLOYED NEW YORKERSSenate passes legislation to aid unemployed as tens of thousands face loss of benefits

Today, State Senator Bill Perkins announced that the New York State Senate passed critical legislation (S.4110-A) that will provide an additional 13 weeks of extended benefits to nearly 120,000 currently unemployed New Yorkers. 

May 22, 2009
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Measure To Assist Unemployed New Yorkers

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D – 35th District) announced today that the Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation that extends unemployment benefits for thousands of New Yorkers. The bill, Senate 4110-A, provides benefits for an additional 13 weeks.

“During these difficult economic times, working families are struggling to make ends meet,” stated Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins. “For the unemployed, the struggle is even greater, therefore, I was pleased to vote in favor of this important bill that will help so many of New York’s families.”

May 20, 2009
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Senator Huntley Helps Protect Unemployed New Yorkers

Senate passes legislation to aid unemployed as tens of thousands face loss of benefits Today, State Senator Shirley Huntley announced that the New York State Senate passed critical legislation (S.4110-A) that will provide an additional 13 weeks of extended benefits to nearly 120,000 currently unemployed New Yorkers.   This legislation comes at a time when our economy is struggling, as Senator Huntley and her colleagues in the Majority are working to turn the economy around and help people find new, fair paying jobs. 

May 19, 2009
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Senate Passes Legislation to Aid Unemployed as Tens of Thousands Face Loss of Benefits

Albany, NY—Today, State Senator Liz Krueger praised the New York State Senate for passing critical legislation (S.4110-A) which will provide an additional 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits to nearly 120,000 current or soon-to-be unemployed New Yorkers. 

May 19, 2009
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The Perkins Report (5/12/09) - The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices

Senator Perkins interviews two farm workers from Western New York, with their translators, to ask them about the recently introduced bill known as the Farmworers Fair Labor Practice Act (S.2247)

 

May 15, 2009
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Extending A Helping Hand

The New York State Senate is acutely aware of the hardships many New Yorkers face as a result of our nation's economic crisis. Unemployment insurance is one safety net that plays a vital role in helping individuals who have lost their jobs.

Today, the Senate's Finance Committee unanimously passed legislation that will extend unemployment benefits for an additional thirteen weeks. The funds--some $600 million--will come from the federal stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

May 13, 2009
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May 13, 2009
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Fighting for Equal Pay In Albany

Fighting for Equal Pay In Albanyby Brooklyn Eagle (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 05-07-2009

May 11, 2009
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Senator Savino Supports Fair Pay for Women

The Chief LeaderMay 8, 2009State Senator Diane Savino joined with state Commissioner of Labor M. Patricia Smith last week to advocate for the passage of the New York State Fair Pay Act, which would allow the Labor Department to review cases of pay disparity for women who work in state government.

May 8, 2009
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Budget Bill Texts 2009-10: Education, Labor and Family

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    - Budget Bill Text for Education, Labor and Family

    - Article VII Text for Education, Labor and Family

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2009-10 Budget Text for Education, Labor and Families

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2009-10 Article VII Text for Education, Labor, and Families

May 1, 2009
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Stronger Penalties Proposed For Work Zone Violators

Stronger Penalties Proposed For Work Zone Violators

Queens Gazette

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan last Wednesday joined with state Senator Diane Savino and Assemblymember Michael Cusick to announce efforts to strengthen state laws protecting crews in active work zones, marking the 10th annual National Work Zone Awareness Week.

April 29, 2009
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Domestic Workers Seeking Protections

The Day In Albany

Domestic workers seeking protectionsTuesday Apr 28 1:28 PM

By LAUREN N. JOHNSON, Gazette staff writer

Domestic workers, labor leaders, and employers from around the state are demanding passage of legislation that would provide labor protections for more than 200,000 domestic workers currently employed in private homes in New York City.

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April 28, 2009
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Savino Stands with Domestic Workers to Pass Bill of Rights

Workers and Labor Leaders Pressure Legislators to Pass Domestic Workers Bill of Rights This Session

April 28, 2009
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SAVINO DEMANDS FAIR PAY FOR WOMEN

Joins advocates in rally for passage of NYS Fair Pay ActLegislation will make discrimination based on gender illegal

April 28, 2009
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4/27/2009: Senator Huntley explains her vote about Immigrant Workers

S. 3357 Onorato (Requires employers to give written notice of the rate of pay and the regular pay day upon hiring, and get written acknowledgment thereof from each employee; also requires notice of the rate of overtime pay)

April 27, 2009
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