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NYT Editorial: Domestic Worker's Rights

New York State has the chance to lead the nation in extending basic workplace protections to domestic workers — the nannies, housekeepers and caregivers for the elderly who are as essential to the economy as they are overlooked and unprotected.

June 10, 2010
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New York Lawmakers Advance Labor Standards for Domestic Workers

New York is poised to become the first state establishing a landmark set of working standards for housekeepers, nannies and other domestic workers. State lawmakers have passed a measure that would require overtime pay after eight-hour workdays, at least one day off per week, and at least eighteen holidays, sick days and vacation days per year. Lawmakers will now attempt to reconcile the Senate and Assembly versions before sending a final bill to Governor David Paterson.

June 2, 2010
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The Capitol Pressroom Program for May 26, 2010

Welcome to The Capitol Pressroom for Wednesday May 26th. Here’s an abridged version of what’s going on politically around here – Andrew Cuomo picked Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy to be his LG. Newsday’s James Madore will have the story. Meanwhile one of Cuomo’s guys from the AG’s office is in court in Albany today defending Governor Paterson’s decision to furlough state workers. State worker Unions are fighting the idea tooth and nail.

June 2, 2010
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State Senate Passes Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

By R.M. Schneiderman

New York moved one step closer on Tuesday toward becoming the first state to create a bill of rights for domestic workers.

“These basic protections, which most of us take for granted, will result in a dramatic improvement in the daily lives of workers,” said state Sen. Diane Savino, the bill’s sponsor.

June 2, 2010
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June 2, 2010
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NY lawmakers approve domestic worker rights

 

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN

The Associated Press Tuesday, June 1, 2010; 9:28 PM

June 2, 2010
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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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May 18, 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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Statement on the Staten Island Ferry Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                    Contact: Ana Tinsly

May 8, 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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Senator Diane J. Savino Hosts 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration

(STATEN ISLAND) — State Senator Diane J. Savino hosted, Friday, April 30th, the 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration, “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things”, originally scheduled for February, but postponed due to weather conditions.  The event, co-sponsored by the College of Staten Island and Con Edison, featured keynote speaker NYC Council member Debi Rose, who is the first African American elected official in Staten Island.   Councilmember Rose screened a video her office produced, depicting both historical and everyday heroes.

May 3, 2010
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Senator Savino Kicks off National Work Zone Awareness Week

Renewed call for state legislation to criminalize work-zone incidents

April 22, 2010
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Sen. Savino Hosts Virtual Town Hall from Albany on Transportation

By Doug Auer STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Diane J. Savino fielded questions from constituents last night during a live virtual town hall meeting hosted from the Senate floor in Albany.The hour-long session featured Sen. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) responding to transportation concerns submitted via phone calls, Facebook.com and e-mails from people living in the 23rd Senate District."For the people of Staten Island, there are studies that show that we have the highest commute in the nation -- on average," she said.

April 22, 2010
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Gender-equal pay pushed again in Albany

By Deborah E. YoungApril 21, 2010, 6:48AMSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- It is an inequity that has persisted for decades -- the disparity in pay between men and women -- and Staten Island's female state lawmakers are seeking a solution.

April 21, 2010
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ENCOURAGING FOOD DONATIONS DURING THIS DIFFICULT ECONOMIC CLIMATE

Act will Assist People in Need and Build Relationships Between Food Providers & Charitable Organizations

April 9, 2010
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Workers Deserve to be Paid

By ANDREW FRIEDMAN AND AMY TRAUBAlbany Times UnionApril 5, 2010

April 5, 2010
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