Municipal Government

Municipal Government

Millionaire’s Tax Now

March 28, 2011By Billy Easton, Executive Director, Alliance for Quality Education The Governor and Senator Skelos appear to be the partnership that is standing in defense of millionaires and in opposition to the public opinion. A growing and overwhelming majority of New Yorkers 80% in a recent poll support the Millionaire’s Tax. Apparently, Senator Skelos…

Municipal Government

Lillian Roberts Urges City to Slash Waste in Contacts

March 24 2011By Neal Tepel  District Council 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts, head of the city’s largest public employee union, testified March 21, before the joint New York City Council Committees on Finance and Contracts urging the adoption of two proposals she said would both generate revenue and bring greater transparency to the contracting out…

Municipal Government

City Hall Rally at 5 PM March 24th Protesting City Cuts

March 24, 2011 President John Samuelsen of Transport Workers Union Local 100, and Lillian Roberts, Executive Director of District Council 37 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will speak Thursday at a massive City Hall rally together with other union leaders, as well as student and community groups.

Municipal Government

Brooklyn Parents Call for Paid Sick Days

March 18, 2011By Linda Gomez Park Slope Parents, the popular network of Brooklyn parents, joined A Better Balance, Human Rights Watch, and the New York State Paid Leave Coalition on Monday March 14th to talk about the need for greater support for working parents, including paid sick days and paid family leave insurance. City Council…

Municipal Government

Collective Bargaining is Essential in a Democracy

March 17, 2011 By Bruce VentimigliaThe showdown in Wisconsin, in Ohio and other states seeking to eliminate collective bargaining for public employees is a dagger aimed at the heart of both business and labor. The attempts to eliminate collective bargaining must be rejected entirely. BALCONY, the Business and Labor Coalition of New York, was formed to find…

Municipal Government

NYS Assembly to Strengthen Rent Laws

March 17, 2011By Neal TepelA report released by the Assembly, verified rent stabilized housing’s critical role in protecting millions of working New Yorkers. The document, The New Housing Emergency, revealed that more than 10,000 rent regulated apartments are lost each year because of loopholes in the rent laws set to expire on June 15th. More…

Municipal Government

Wisconsin Firefighters Shut Down Bank That Funded Walker

Reprint March 16, 2011 By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd – March 11, 2011http://www.alternet.org Everybody knows the GOP’s biggest weakness is money, so why not hit ’em in the sweet spot? That’s what many amazing Wisconsin firefighters did when they collectively began withdrawing their funds from Madison’s M&I Bank whose executives and board members were among the…

Municipal Government

Community Groups and Unions – Join Coalition


March 11, 2011By Stephanie West

Leaders of New York’s community groups and unions launched the Strong Economy for All Coalition Tuesday to press for policies to benefit working, middle class and low income New Yorkers, including retaining the “Millionaires Tax,” job creation, fair taxation, better wages, emergency homeless services, effective government action and strong consumer protections…

1 244 245 246 247 248 254