Finance

EPI Data Show It’s Impossible to Get By On Minimum Wage.
Finance

EPI Data Show It’s Impossible to Get By On Minimum Wage.

July 12, 2013 By Neal Tepel Washington DC – EPI’s family budget calculator demonstrates that it is impossible for families living on minimum-wage jobs to make ends. The real costs for families to live modest, economically secure lives are much higher than conventional estimates show for all cities across the country.

Fair Wages for Fast Food Workers Closer to Reality
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Fair Wages for Fast Food Workers Closer to Reality

July 10, 2013 By Neal Tepel Washington, DC – Fast-food workers' are continuing their fight for a $15 living wage and the right to form a union without retaliation. McDonald's and Taco Bell workers from Milwaukee and St. Louis who are campaigning for higher wages were featured in a front-page New York Times story about…

Salvatore J. Armao Announces the Formation of Armao LLP
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Salvatore J. Armao Announces the Formation of Armao LLP

June 28, 2013 By Stephanie West Salvatore J. Armao, Managing Partner and co-founder of Armao, Costa & Ricciardi, CPAs, P.C., has announced the formation of Armao LLP. The newly-incorporated successor firm will formally commence business on July 1, 2013. The firm plans to expand its services to labor organizations and employee benefit plans.

DiNapoli: Auditors Uncover $3 Million In Improper Unemployment Insurance
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DiNapoli: Auditors Uncover $3 Million In Improper Unemployment Insurance

June 21, 2013 By Stephanie West Albany, NY – State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli uncovered up to $3 million in inappropriate unemployment insurance payments made by the Department of Labor (DOL), including payments to recipients who were ineligible because they were employed, had collected more than the maximum weekly benefits or were not authorized to…

DiNapoli Releases Report On Proposed NYS Dream Act
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DiNapoli Releases Report On Proposed NYS Dream Act

May 24, 2013 By Stephanie West New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has released a report estimating the cost and economic benefits of the proposed New York State Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (NYS DREAM) Act, which would increase access to financial aid for undocumented college students. The report concluded that extending…

Increasing Sale Price of A Home
Finance

Increasing Sale Price of A Home

April 29, 2013 By Chris Caggiano Marketing your home is no different from marketing yourself. We all know the adage: “You only have once chance to make a first impression.” Whether it’s a job interview or selling your home, optimizing that “one chance” will bring you closer to success. Regardless of the season, creating a…

Finance

March 2013 NYC Jobs Report

April 24, 2013 By Labor Market Information Services OVERVIEW New York City's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from February to March 2013 from 9.1% to 8.9%. This is also lower than the City's unemployment rate of 9.4% one year ago.

The Budget is Settled but Our Work Continues
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The Budget is Settled but Our Work Continues

April 16, 2013 By Mario Cilento, President New York State AFL-CIO Now that the state budget dust has settled, there remains a tremendous amount of work for the next several months.  There will be countless issues that the NYS AFL-CIO and its affiliates work on, but the following have galvanized the labor movement as a whole.

Tips on Evaluating and Choosing the Right Banking Provider
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Tips on Evaluating and Choosing the Right Banking Provider

April 15, 2013 By Michael Fina Vice President / Institutional Banking, First Trade Union Bank When was the last time you took a serious look at the fees you are currently being charged for banking services?  If it has been a while, you might be in for a surprise. Selecting the right banking partner for…

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