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2009-2010 Report of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Labor

This report reviews the accomplishments of the Senate Labor Committee during the 2009 and 2010 legislative sessions, including the approval of landmark legislation to protect construction workers, domestic workers, and low-wage workers. Please see the report, below, for information on the Labor Committee's activities over the past two years.

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Labor Committee Report 2009-2010.pdf

December 22, 2010
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Legislation Sponsored by Senator Onorato to Protect "Innocent Bystanders" During Strikes Signed Into Law by Governor

NEWS FROM State Senator George OnoratoChairman, New York State Senate Labor Committee

FOR RELEASE:  July 27, 2010CONTACT:  Janet K. Kash  (518)455-3486   kash@senate.state.ny.us

LEGISLATION SPONSORED BY SENATOR ONORATO TO PROTECT “INNOCENT BYSTANDERS” DURING STRIKES SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR

New Law Will Provide Timely Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Workers Who are Not Participating in a Strike, but Who Still Lose Their Jobs

July 27, 2010
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Legislation to Crack Down on Employee Misclassification in the Construction Industry Approved by New York State Senate and Assembly

NEWS FROMState Senator George OnoratoChairman, New York State SenateStanding Committee on Labor

FOR RELEASE:  June 30, 2010CONTACT:  Janet K. Kash  (518)455-3486  kash@senate.state.ny.us

LEGISLATION TO CRACK DOWN ON EMPLOYEE MISCLASSIFICATIONIN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRYAPPROVED BY NEW YORK STATE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

July 1, 2010
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State Senate Passes Resolution Urging Metropolitan Transportation Authority to Seek Alternatives to Station Agent Lay-Offs

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New York State Senator George Onorato

Chairman, New York State Senate Labor Committee

FOR RELEASE:  May 6, 2010CONTACT: Janet K. Kash  (518)455-3486    kash@senate.state.ny.us

STATE SENATE PASSES RESOLUTION URGING METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TO SEEK ALTERNATIVES TO STATION AGENT LAY-OFFS

May 6, 2010
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Senator Onorato Urges MTA Chairman To Find Alternatives To Layoffs of 500 Subway Station Employees

News FromNew York State Senator George OnoratoChairman, Senate Committee on LaborFOR RELEASE: March 26, 2010CONTACT:  Janet K. Kash  (518)455-3486  kash@senate.state.ny.us

SENATOR ONORATO URGES MTA CHAIRMAN TO FIND ALTERNATIVES TO

LAYOFFS OF 500 SUBWAY STATION EMPLOYEES

March 26, 2010
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Statement by Senate Labor Committee Chairman George Onorato regarding the decision by the Workers' Compensation Board to delay implementation of its new "Managed Adjudication Path" program

News FromState Senator George OnoratoChairman, Senate Standing Committee on Labor

FOR RELEASE:  February 26, 2010 CONTACT: Janet K.Kash (518)455-3486  kash@senate.state.ny.us

STATEMENT BYSENATE LABOR COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN GEORGE ONORATO

February 26, 2010
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State Senator George Onorato, the Chairman of the State Senate Labor Committee, made the following statement following the Committee’s public hearing yesterday on the new “Managed Adjudication Path” program being pursued by the New York State Workers’

News FromState Senator George OnoratoChairman,  New York State Senate Standing Committee on Labor

For Release: February 25, 2010Contact: Janet K. Kash  (518)455-3486   kash@senate.state.ny.us

SENATE LABOR COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN URGESWORKERS’ COMPENSATION BOARD TO OBEY THE LAW AND ABANDON ITS NEW ADJUDICATION PROGRAM

February 25, 2010
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Senator Onorato Criticizes Worker's Compensation Board For Going Forward With Digital-Audio Recording Pilot Program

NEWS FROMSTATE SENATOR GEORGE ONORATOChairman, New York State Senate Committee on Labor

FOR RELEASE: February 3, 2010CONTACT:  Janet K. Kash  (518)455-3486  kash@senate.state.ny.us

SENATOR ONORATO CRITICIZES WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BOARD FOR GOING FORWARD WITH DIGITAL-AUDIO RECORDING PILOT PROGRAM

February 3, 2010
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LEGISLATION TO CRACK DOWN ON EMPLOYEE MISCLASSIFICATION

NEWS FROMState Senator George OnoratoChairman, New York State SenateStanding Committee on Labor

FOR RELEASE:  February 1, 2010CONTACT:  Janet K. Kash  (518)455-3486  kash@senate.state.ny.us

LEGISLATION TO CRACK DOWN ON EMPLOYEE MISCLASSIFICATIONAPPROVED BY NEW YORK STATE SENATE LABOR COMMITTEE

February 1, 2010
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January 8, 2010
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Stand Up & Be Counted: The Census is Coming!

 Stand Up & Be Counted: The Census is Coming!An Important Message from Senator Onorato

       It’s just about that time again!  Every ten years, the Federal Censuscomes around to count the number of people in the United States andcollects population information that is used to determine funding forvarious government programs, as well as our representation in Congress.

December 15, 2009
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Statement On Deficit Reduction Plan

       “The bi-partisan Deficit Reduction Plan approved by the Senate andAssembly may have been a long time coming, but I believe the finallegislation – which closes almost $3 billion of New York State’s budget gap

December 15, 2009
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Workers’ Compensation Board May Not Electronically Record Hearings Unless Legislature Changes Current Law Requiring the Use of Stenographers

State Senator George Onorato, the chairman of the Senate LaborCommittee, speaks out against plans by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board to go forward with a pilot program that would replace stenographers with digital-audio recording at some workers’ compensation hearings.

October 11, 2009
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Senator Onorato lauds new permanent home of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts at Kaufman Astoria Complex

 State Senator George Onorato (D-Queens) today attended the celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the new and permanent home of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria,

September 30, 2009
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Senator Onorato Renews Call For Unemployment Benefit Increase As New York City's Jobless Rate Exceeds National Rate

 Senator’s Bill Would Hike Maximum Weekly Benefits,Address Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Insolvency

September 30, 2009
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Legislation Signed Into Law By The Governor

 "Legislation To Expand Protection For Workers From Retaliation For Reporting Wage And Other Labor Violations."   SB 3358 (Chapter 372)

September 18, 2009
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Legislation Signed Into Law By The Governor

"Legislation To Allow Injured Workers To Receive A Lump Sum Payment For Permanent Partial Disability Benefits." SB2776-B (Chapter 351)

August 31, 2009
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