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Albany Passes Patient Protection Legislation
Education, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Albany Passes Patient Protection Legislation

In a big victory for the UFT, union-supported legislation curbing exorbitant hospital fees charged to out-of-network patients for emergency care passed both houses of the state Legislature in June. It now needs Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature to become law. The bill, which passed the state Assembly on June 5 and the state Senate on June…

Gingerbread Learning Center President Sentenced for Stealing Funds
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Gingerbread Learning Center President Sentenced for Stealing Funds

STATEN ISLAND, NY – A husband and wife stole approximately $771,000 in public funds by falsifying business records for The Gingerbread Learning Center, Inc., a pre-school serving special needs children on Staten Island.  Throughout the course of the scheme, the defendants diverted public funds to purchase personal items. The defendants were sentenced  in state Supreme Court,…

Federal Judge Prohibits Alleged Slowdown at American Airlines
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Federal Judge Prohibits Alleged Slowdown at American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Tex.—Federal District Judge John McBryde issued a temporary restraining order June 14 barring the two unions that represent American Airlines mechanics from abetting a slowdown, including refusing to work overtime. The Transport Workers Union and the International Association of Machinists have both denied encouraging a slowdown, but American told the court that in…

N.J. State Workers Rally for ‘Millionaires Tax,’ Against Benefit Cuts
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N.J. State Workers Rally for ‘Millionaires Tax,’ Against Benefit Cuts

TRENTON, N.J.—New Jersey public workers rallied outside the Statehouse June 13, supporting Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed tax on income over $1 million and state Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s plans to cut their pension and health benefits. “Come July 1, there will be a full accounting of who was on which side,” Communications Workers of America…

Homeless On Subway Addressed By NYC
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Homeless On Subway Addressed By NYC

NEW YORK, NY —  New York City is attempting to address the expanding  homelessness on the subways by offering alternative pathways off the streets into transitional and permanent housing.  The New York City Police Department, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the City’s Department of Homeless Services, will provide new options to individuals they encounter…

NYS  Legislation Overhauling  Tenant Protection Laws
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

NYS Legislation Overhauling Tenant Protection Laws

For years, we have been struggling with a housing affordability crisis in New York.  Countless tenants have been forced from their homes due to skyrocketing rents, harassment, and retaliatory eviction.  Loopholes added to the rent regulation laws since 1994 led to deregulation of approximately 300,000 apartments, contributed to tenant harassment, and drove massive speculation in…

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