Issues: Labor

Oppenheimer Hails Assembly Passage of Bill Increasing Minimum Wage and Calls on Senate to do the Same

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today applauded recent passage in the Assembly of a bill, A.9148, to increase the State’s minimum wage and called on her Senate colleagues to do the same. 

“This is a matter of economic fairness,” said Senator Oppenheimer. “Throughout New York, hardworking men and women are struggling to make ends meet under our woefully inadequate minimum wage laws.  Working class New Yorkers deserve to be paid a decent wage that will allow them to provide for their families’ needs.”

June 8, 2012
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Long Island City experiences new real estate boom

The New York Daily News wrote about the new upsurge in real estate development taking place in Long Island City.

Long Island City is undergoing another real estate boom, buoyed by a new batch of residential towers, hotels and high-profile property deals.

 

Local real estate experts said they believe the momentum — with an influx of waterfront high rises and almost 20 hotels — is due to the once industrial neighborhood’s soaring reputation and an improved economy.

Read the full article here.

June 4, 2012
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Senator Espaillat, TWU Local 100, & Community Leaders Call for Stronger Protections for Women from Harassment at Workplace and Swift Action by MTA, Following Harassment of Bus Driver

Disturbing sexual harassment incident involved bus driver being licked on the face by her supervisor; a month and a half later, there has been no resolution

June 2, 2012
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SENATE UNVEILS “NEW JOBS-NY” JOB CREATION PLAN

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan and members of the Senate Republican Conference today continued their strong focus on job creation and economic growth by announcing that the Senate will pass legislation next week to implement the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan.

The Senate’s comprehensive plan will help create thousands of new private sector jobs by delivering tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers, reducing energy costs, and enacting major fiscal reforms to make New York State more economically competitive.

May 23, 2012
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Legislative Gazette: Reform Jewish Voice Celebrates 10 Years, Meets with Krueger on RHA, Campaign Finance and Minimum Wage

The Legislative Gazette's Alli Sofer covered the 10-year anniversary of Reform Jewish Voice, which marked the occasion during a lobby day for progressive causes at the capitol:

Sen. Liz Kruger, D-Manhattan, spoke to the group about her own Jewish identity in the Legislature.

 

May 21, 2012
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Our Town: Facebook Friend or Boss? Bill Would Protect Passwords from Employers

Our Town's Nick Powell spoke to Sen. Krueger about her bill to protect employees' private, personal passwords for online accounts from employers.

Big Brother wants your Facebook password. A spate of complaints regarding companies requiring applicants and employees to divulge login information for social media accounts has forced the hand of state Sen. Liz Krueger, who introduced legislation recently that would ban such practices. Krueger cited the obvious privacy concerns as well as liability issues for employers as the primary catalysts for the bill.

 

May 21, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Room 804 LOB

June 5, 11:30 AM - 11:35 AM
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Forum/Town Hall: Sen. Krueger, Senate Democratic Conference Host Capitol Forum on Women in the Workforce

Sen. Liz Krueger is hosting a roundtable discussion on economic issues facing women in New York. This roundtable discussion will be held on Tuesday, May 15th, at 12:30 pm in the Capitol, Room 305.

Experts who have been working on solutions to these issues have been invited to share insights and discuss how to achieve the goals of equal pay for equal work and increased economic opportunities for women in New York State.

May 15, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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More Than 18,000 Teens to be Employed by Summer Jobs Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the NY Youth Works Summer Employment Program will enable more than 18,000 teens to be employed across the state this summer.

The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will distribute $25 million among all 57 counties and New York City to help bring underserved youth into the labor market, acquire skills and expand their aspirations and career goals. The City will receive $13, 532,390.

May 10, 2012
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Governor Cuomo Announces $10.3 Million Federal Grant to Help Unemployed New Yorkers Accelerate Their Job Searches

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has received $10.3 million from the U.S. Department of Labor as part of its Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) initiative. The grant will help the state provide individualized job search and training services to individuals receiving unemployment insurance benefits in order to get unemployed New Yorkers back to work as quickly as possible. New York’s grant was the largest among the 42 that were awarded nationwide, as recognition of the success of the state's One-Stop Career Centers.

May 10, 2012
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May 10, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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4/21/2012: Educational and Financial Workshop

Baisley Park Houses Community Center116-80 Guy R. Brewer BoulevardJamaica, New York 11434

Saturday, April 21, 2012

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

April 21, 2012
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Sen. Liz Krueger Introduces Bill to Protect Employees from Demands for Personal Login Names, Passwords

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) today announced  her introduction of legislation to ban employers from requiring their employees divulge login information for personal email accounts, social networks, and other online services (S. 6938). If passed, this legislation would make New York's the second legislature in the country to pass such a law, after Maryland's General Assembly.

April 20, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Room 804 LOB

May 1, 11:30 AM - 11:32 AM
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Minimum Wage Increase

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 19, 2012Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

**PRESS RELEASE**

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Stands with the Senate Democratic Conference inFavor of a Minimum Wage Increase

April 19, 2012
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