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New York State Senate Majority "Domestic Workers" News Conference 6/1/10

Watch the NYS Senate conference on Domestic Workers

June 1, 2010
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Watch Live Session: Senate Session 06-01-10

Watch live from the Senate website voting for bill s2311D that Senator Savino introduced, on labor standards for domestic workers.

Please follow this link: http://www.nysenate.gov/event/2010/jun/01/senate-session-06-01-10

June 1, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Press Conference Live Coverage: Domestic Workers

Watch Live starting at 11am: Today the senate votes on legislation that I introduced, which will give domestic workers basic labor protections.

June 1, 2010
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Press Conference

Watch Live starting at 11am: Today the senate votes on legislation that I introduced, which will give domestic workers basic labor protections.

http://www.nysenate.gov/

June 1, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Diane Savino, Chair 1:00 PM, Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Room 512 LOB

June 2, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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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.

May 27, 2010
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The New York Conference of Italian American Legislators 2010

The New York Conference of Italian American Legislators invites you to the 20th Annual Conference on Sunday, June 13th, 2010.  The Conference will be held in the Legislative Office Building which is located across the street from the State Capitol Building in Albany.  Registration opens at 10:30 am with opening remarks beginning at 11:30.  Lunch will be served at 2:00 and the conference concludes with dinner at The State Room at 6:00 pm.  The cost for the Conference is only $35 which includes dinner.

June 13, 10:30 AM - June 14, 6:30 PM
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Senate honors ‘Women of Distinction’ across New York Celebrates the women who make all our lives better

(Albany, NY) Each year, the New York State Senate honors a select group of outstanding women who make our world and our lives better.  Today, the 13th annual Women of Distinction celebration recognized 57 women whose contributions have enriched the quality of life in communities across New York. 

May 26, 2010
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Families First: Senate Bill Empowers Parents To Retain Custodial Rights

(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation (S2233-A/Montgomery) which will reform foster care agencies’ current policy of instantly terminating parental rights – of specifically mothers – who are incarcerated, allowing them to clean up their act and retain rightful custody of their children.

May 19, 2010
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May 18, 2010
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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. 

May 17, 2010
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State Senator Diane Savino Calls for Passage of the Wage Theft Prevention Act

(New York)- State Senator Diane J. Savino,  joined State Senator Peralta, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assembly member Jeff Aubry, Make the Road New York,  The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union,  United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 in calling  for the passage of the The Wage Theft Prevention Act, S7050 (Savino), A10163( Heastie).

May 13, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Diane Savino, Chair Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Off The Floor

Addendum E :  Please note time and location change.

May 18, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Statement on the Staten Island Ferry Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                    Contact: Ana Tinsly

May 8, 2010
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Senator Savino's Opening Remarks at Hearing on Matrimonial Laws

Senate Majority Works to Reform Antiquated Matrimonial Laws Enhance the Integrity and Efficiency of Courtrooms, Facilitate  Equitable Settlements, Reduce Acrimony and Tension between Divorcing Partners,Protect the Emotional Well-Being of Children and Improve Support for Domestic Violence Victims (Albany, NY) Yesterday, Senator Diane J. Savino joined her colleagues in the New York State Senate Majority, in a hearing on matrimonial law reform. The hearing focused on: •         No-fault divorce

May 7, 2010
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Senate Task Force Probes "Suspicious" DOT Overtime

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - A Senate Task Force is targeting what members call "suspicious overtime" at the New York State Department of Transportation. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

May 7, 2010
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Senators: NYSDOT Made Suspicious Overtime Payments

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York's Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency is spotlighting a whistleblower who gave them a tip about some Department of Transportation motor vehicle inspectors.The claim isn't that people lied and didn't do the work, but rather that no one stepped up to stop them from racking up so many hours.The task force calls it a "dysfunctional use of overtime" that allowed 152 motor vehicle inspectors to earn more than a million dollars in overtime last year, not all of legit.

May 7, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Diane Savino, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Room 512 LOB

May 11, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Senate Hearing on Labor Practices at the Staten Island EZ Pass Center

The right for workers to organize for mutual aid and protection is one of our most time-honored traditions in this country. Unfortunately, some businesses choose to not play by the rules. Here is a NY1 story on a Senate Hearing, we held on unfair labor practices at the EZ Pass Center in Staten Island.

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May 3, 2010
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