Municipal Government

U.S. Labor Dept Allows Employers to Avoid Prosecution
Building Trades, Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

U.S. Labor Dept Allows Employers to Avoid Prosecution

NEW YORK, N.Y.  – New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor for failing to respond to her requests to review records  concerning a new program that allows employers who violate labor laws to  avoid prosecution and penalties. The suit asks the court to compel the Federal…

Nassau County Opens Hotline for Wage-Theft Complaints
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Nassau County Opens Hotline for Wage-Theft Complaints

MINEOLA, N.Y.—Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman announced on Aug. 2 that the county was launching a hotline for workers to report county vendors that are failing to pay their employees the county’s “living wage.” The number, (516) 571-WAGE, is available in both English and Spanish. Staff at the comptroller’s office will answer it during business…

California Court Rules San Diego Pension Cuts Shouldn’t Have Been on Ballot
Features, Finance, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

California Court Rules San Diego Pension Cuts Shouldn’t Have Been on Ballot

SAN DIEGO, CA.—The California Supreme Court ruled that San Diego’s 2012 initiative eliminating pensions for future city workers was not legally placed on the ballot. The court held that the measure, which replaced pensions with 401(k)-style plans for all newly hired city workers except police officers, should not have been on the ballot because then-Mayor…

1199 and NYC Hospitals Settle Contract
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

1199 and NYC Hospitals Settle Contract

NEW YORK, N.Y. – 1199 SEIU and the League of Voluntary Hospitals have settled a contract covering over 112,000 healthcare workers in New York City. The agreement protects health and childcare benefits, increases money to a struggling pension, and adds temp workers to the union. The  agreement includes an outstanding healthcare plan free of  co-pays or premiums….

The Power of Positivity
Features, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

The Power of Positivity

Did you know happy brains are more creative, quicker and more mentally alert? The physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been proven to give you more confidence, improve moods and reduce the likelihood of developing stress-related disorders. This month’s One Call encourages you to focus on the benefits positive thinking has on your…

Leading through Challenges
Features, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

Leading through Challenges

Labor unions are no strangers to adversity. The recent Janus Decision is just one in a long line of challenges unions have heroically faced, such as oppressive and dangerous working conditions and unfair wages. Unions continue their mission of advocating for workers’ rights – as evidenced by the growing number of union members in New…

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