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Turnout Wins the Vote in Staten Island

November 11, 2011By Bendix AndersonThree neatly-dressed men walked a quiet street of single-family homes as the sun set Election Day, knocking on doors and handing out flyers to elect Conservative Democrat Mike Ryan Staten Island District Attorney.
 “It’s time for a change,” said Steve Lawton, business agent for Communications Workers of America, Local 1102.

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Labor Supports Mike Spano for Yonkers Mayoralty

November 10, 2011By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter The city’s labor unions were out and about yesterday canvassing different neighborhoods to support candidates who have been supportive of labor. John Spano, Campaign Director for Mike Spano, his brother, said that unlike the previous mayor, Phil Amicone, “Mike wants to give the unions a seat at the…

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High Speed Rail Offers New Opportunities for NY Labor Trades

November 9, 2011by Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter The US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) kicked off its conference on Monday, November 7, at the New Yorker Hotel where transportation heavyweights Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Amtrak’s Stephen Gardner spoke. The conference featured a long list of international officials and business groups eager to get a…

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DC 37 Implores City to Vote No On Private IT Contracts

November 8, 2011By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter On Monday, October 31, Deputy Mayor for Operations, Cas Holloway, told the City Council Committees on Contracts and Technology that the city is prepared to make changes to Information Technology (IT) project management so as to avoid future mishaps, especially as investigations into the CityTime contract to automate…

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Workplace Fraud Seminar Friday November 18th

November 7, 2011Around Town by Neal TepelFew people would be surprised to learn that fraud in the workplace is on the rise. But what is alarming, is many organizations spend little to no time thinking about fraud or how to minimize its impact on the business. More than ever before, companies are at risk from…

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LaborPress Endorses Mike Ryan

November 4, 2011 LaborPress is proud to endorse Mike Ryan in the race to become Staten Island District Attorney. We are in good company: Nearly 40 unions have endorsed Mike Ryan in his campaign  — from ironworkers to airline pilots. On Election Day, November 8, Ryan will run as a Conservative Democrat and a traditional law…

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Infractions against Prevailing Wages Endure

November 4, 2011by Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter Assemblyman Keith Wright, who represents District 70 in Harlem, told the audience of building trade union leaders and employers gathered for a meeting of the Prevailing Wage Council that “we have to make sure that the building trades is truly reflective of New York’s diversity.” He noted that…

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Market Report from the Financial Advisers Group

November 4, 2011By Anthony Rivieccio, Jason JohnsonThe S&P 500 has ended its best month in almost 40 years. The S&P 500 closed its fourth week of gains and is up more than 13 percent in October alone and is up for the year, if only a bit more than 2 percent. European leaders reached a…

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