Diane J. Savino's posts related to Unions

Notice of Public Hearing: Provisional appointments in the City of New York

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSUBJECT:     Provisional appointments in the City of New YorkPURPOSE:     Update on the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) plan to reduce the number of provisional appointments in New York City, as required under Chapter 5 of the Laws of 2008.October 21, 200910:00 a.m.Senate Hearing Room250 Broadway, 19th FloorNew York, NY 10007

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Notice of Public Hearing: Provisional appointments in the City of New York

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSUBJECT:     Provisional appointments in the City of New YorkPURPOSE:     Update on the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) plan to reduce the number of provisional appointments in New York City, as required under Chapter 5 of the Laws of 2008.October 21, 200910:00 a.m.Senate Hearing Room250 Broadway, 19th FloorNew York, NY 10007

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DCAS Wants ‘Transit’ to Do Own Civil Service Hiring

Claims City Provisionals Down 12%By ARI PAUL

TRYING TO SAVE THE MARRIAGE: State Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Chair Diane Savino was skeptical of a DCAS plan to ‘divorce’ New York City Transit and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority from the city’s central hiring agency. In particular, she cited the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s often-contentious relationship with Transport Workers Union Local 100.

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Senator Savino and Union Members Protest Illegal Firings of 14 Union Supporters at E-Z Pass Call center and Demand Better Customer Service

Group Calls on MTA, Port Authority to Improve E-ZPass Customer Service and Reverse Illegal Firings

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Senator Diane J. Savino, Assemblywoman Janelle Hyer-Spencer, representatives from Assemblyman Matt Titone’s and Councilwoman Debi Rose’s office, stood today in front of the E-Z Pass call center to protest the recent firing of 14 E-Z Pass Workers and to demand better customer service for E-Z Pass customers.

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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.

Senator Savino's Comments Objecting to Furlough Language in Governor's Budget Extender

Please click on the video to see my remarks made during last week's vote on a Senate Resolution objecting to the Governor's proposal to illegally furlough almost 100,000 state workers. 

About Time: New York's Domestic Workers May Finally Get Rights on the Job

Is scrubbing somebody else's floor "work"? How about staying up all night - every night - with another person's colicky baby? Or helping their elderly mother shower and use the bathroom? The reality is, domestic workers like nannies, caregivers and housekeepers do some of the hardest and most necessary work around. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are able to do their own jobs and keep their families functioning only because they rely on the labor of nannies and caregivers, yet these domestic employees are denied the basic workplace protections most other workers are guaranteed.

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