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NYS Free Business Support Services
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NYS Free Business Support Services

July 7, 2014 By Stephanie West Albany, NY –  New York State is partnering with the Department of Labor and more than 100 regional chambers of commerce throughout the state as part of a strategic approach to help businesses access capital incentives, grow their workforce and manage their operations. Combined, the chambers of commerce will…

Changing Demographics in Manhattan’s Office Workforce
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Changing Demographics in Manhattan’s Office Workforce

July 3, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY — New York City’s changing population and economy have altered who works in Manhattan’s office buildings, according to a new analysis of workplace demographics, salaries and occupations released by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.

Save NJ Showboat
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Save NJ Showboat

June 30, 2014 By NJS AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech Trenton, NJ – New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech said that the state labor movement is determined to do whatever is necessary to save the 2,100 jobs jeopardized by Caesars Entertainment’s announcement to close Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino.

Fear of a Cat-Food Diet: Facing New York’s Retirement Crisis
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Fear of a Cat-Food Diet: Facing New York’s Retirement Crisis

June 25, 2014 By Steven Wishnia New York — New York City and the United States are facing a “slow-motion retirement crisis,” says AFL-CIO national policy director Damon Silvers. With employers cutting pensions and middle-aged people sacked in the Great Recession unable to regain their incomes, the traditional “three-legged stool” of pensions, savings, and Social…

New Yorkers Support Carriage Drivers and So Does LaborPress
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New Yorkers Support Carriage Drivers and So Does LaborPress

June 24, 2014 By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Publisher LaborPress Editorial New York, NY – Many progressives and unionists were ecstatic about the election of Mayor de Blasio. His calls for universal pre-kindergarten, a massive investment in affordable housing, and combating inequality were music to our ears.

Mayor Appoints Gutman Brooklyn Navy Yard Chair
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Mayor Appoints Gutman Brooklyn Navy Yard Chair

June 24, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY — Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the appointment of Henry (Hank) B. Gutman, a long-time Brooklyn resident, civic leader, and accomplished attorney, as chairman of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC). The Brooklyn Navy Yard is the leading industrial park in New York City…

Met Council Chief Sentenced in Kickback Scheme
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Met Council Chief Sentenced in Kickback Scheme

June 23, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY – Herbert Friedman, former Met Council chief financial officer has been sentenced to a felony conviction and will serve 4 Months in Jail and pay $775,000 in restitution. Friedman, together with other co-conspirators, stole over $9 million from the taxpayer-funded nonprofit organization in a 20-year grand…

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.”

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