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NYS Payroll Card Act to Protect Workers
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NYS Payroll Card Act to Protect Workers

June 19, 2014 By Stephanie West Albany, NY – NYS legislation is proposed regulating the use of payroll cards to increase protections for workers. Payroll cards can provide a convenient method for workers to access their pay.

NYC Comptroller: Flexible Work Arrangements Improve Bottom Line
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NYC Comptroller: Flexible Work Arrangements Improve Bottom Line

June 18, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY—Flexible work arrangements can improve productivity and job satisfaction while helping New York City maintain its status as a magnet for top talent, according to a report released by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.  Stringer recommended best practices for flexible work arrangements (FWAs) and highlighted…

Faith Leaders Urge Minimum Wage Raise
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Faith Leaders Urge Minimum Wage Raise

June 17, 2014 By Stephanie West Albany, NY – More than 60 faith leaders from across New York has issued a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State Legislative leaders calling for an immediate hike in the minimum wage, saying “It’s the right thing to do – and it is our moral obligation.”

NYC Comptroller Urges Raising Minimum Wage
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NYC Comptroller Urges Raising Minimum Wage

June 17, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY – Raising the minimum wage to $13.13 in New York City would benefit nearly 1.2 million City residents by an average of $100 a week, according to an analysis released today by Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.

Introducing Collective Bargaining Service
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Introducing Collective Bargaining Service

June 16, 2014 LaborPress Advertorial  During his 40-year career as a union activist, negotiator and official, Tom Jennings has had the opportunity to closely work with some of the most vibrant labor organizations in the country – including AFSCME, DC37, AFGE and the New York State Nurses Association. Now, Jennings has taken that vast reservoir of…

NYC Mayor Settling Labor Contracts
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NYC Mayor Settling Labor Contracts

June 16, 2014 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – The recent labor agreement between New York City and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) removes the largest uncertainty that had been facing the city's budgetary outlook. But the city still faces challenges, including reaching labor agreements with the other municipal unions, obtaining anticipated health…

Poll Supports Carriage Drivers and Teamsters
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Poll Supports Carriage Drivers and Teamsters

June 12, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY – Central Park’s carriage drivers cheered the latest Quinnipiac poll, showing growing opposition to the proposed ban on the iconic New York industry.  A Quinnipiac press release stated that “New York City voters say 66 – 26 percent that de Blasio should not ban horse-drawn carriages,…

CWA President Larry Cohen: The Fight Against Income Inequality
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CWA President Larry Cohen: The Fight Against Income Inequality

June 12, 2014 By Neal Tepel Washington, DC – In a passionate speech to the Economic Policy Institute on June 4, CWA President Larry Cohen talked about policies to close the income gap between the rich and everyone else in America. In his introduction to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, at the EPI's conference, President Cohen…

Labor Dept Wage Thefts Investigations Backlogged
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Labor Dept Wage Thefts Investigations Backlogged

June 10, 2014 By Stephanie West Albany, New York – The state Department of Labor doesn’t complete many of its wage theft investigations in a timely manner, allowing thousands of cases to remain unresolved for a year or more, according to an New York State Comptroller audit

Buy American: The Job You Save May Be Your Own
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Buy American: The Job You Save May Be Your Own

June 6, 2014 By New York State AFL-CIO Albany, NY – New York State lost over 300,000 manufacturing jobs in the last decade, and rather than being part of solution, the state is contributing to the problem by outsourcing materials for infrastructure projects to foreign countries. Foreign companies have been awarded contracts for subway repairs,…

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