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PEF members Asked to Vote on Contract Agreement

July 20, 2011By Carol Moran Reprint from Legislative Gazette July 18, 2011 Nearly 1,000 members of the New York State Public Employees Federation can breathe a little easier after the announcement of a tentative agreement between the union and the state that will rescind already sent out layoff notices, and if adopted, will save the…

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CityTime Fraud Tab Now $600 Million

July 18, 2011By Public Employee Press – DC 37 AFSCME
The arrests keep coming, and it’s not just a few “bad apples” at CityTime.

 Virtually all of the $600 million the city paid the primary contractor on the automated payroll project is “tainted, directly or indirectly, by fraud,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said June 20…

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Albertsons LLC Removes Self-Checkouts

June 13, 2011 Reprint, Supermarket NewsBOISE, Idaho — Albertsons LLC here said Thursday it plans to eliminate self-checkout systems from all stores by the end of August so it can focus more on customer service. We feel like having regular checkstands or express lanes where a person can actually have a conversation with a checker…

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NYC Growth

July 12, 2011 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing that wages in NYC are not growing as much as they are in the rest of the country, despite the fact that jobs are being added at a faster rate. Furthermore wage increases are not keeping pace with inflation, rising 1.3% over the…

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Medicare and Medicaid Abandoned By President Obama

July 12, 2011By Ed Koch I’ve been told by a knowledgeable friend that doctors throughout the country are notifying patients that they will no longer accept Medicare payments for services rendered because they believe those payments are inadequate. When a physician does not accept Medicare and the patient is not otherwise insured – which is common…

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U.S. Economy in Slowdown

July 12, 2011By Stephanie West Only a net of 18,000 jobs were created in June, while the unemployment rate inched up to 9.2 percent from 9.1 percent in May. The depressing data signaled that the economic recovery might be in serious trouble. There were layoffs at all levels of government. Hiring by companies continued to…

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Steps Taken to Keep NYC Safe and Green

July 11, 2011By Mayor Michael Bloomberg The following is the text of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s weekly radio address as prepared for delivery on 1010 WINS News Radio for Sunday, July 10, 2011 Good Morning,  “Public safety is the bedrock of any great city, and in New York City, the last three years have been the…

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Appellate Division Ruling Re: HHC Layoffs

July 11, 2011By DC 37 Executive Director, Lillian RobertsThe Union is extremely disappointed in this decision. After days of hearings, this past year the lower Court ruled that HHC had failed to offer any rational methodology in pursuit of a proposed restructuring, and had therefore failed to ensure basic protections for the health and safety of…

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NYC Pension Funds Earn 20 Percent Return

June 8, 2011By Stephanie WestAccording to New York City Comptroller John C. Liu  the New York City Pension Funds recorded investment returns of more than 20 percent in Fiscal Year 2011, which ended June 30. This is the first time in 13 years the Funds have achieved this mark. The preliminary data indicates the Funds…

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