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Cary Kane Named “ERISA Law Firm of the Year”

July 7, 2011By Stephanie WestThe labor law firm of Cary Kane LLP has been named the 2011 “ERISA Law Firm of the Year” for the United States by Finance Monthly Magazine, an international publication based in England which is read by law firms, corporate financiers, and international and domestic corporations. The Finance Monthly Law Awards…

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Stella D’Oro – Lessons Learned

July 1, 2011By Alan SalyThe 11-month Stella D’oro strike – a heart breaker for the New York labor movement — gets a sympathetic, union member-centered portrayal in the forthcoming HBO Documentary, “No Contract, No Cookies,” to air on the network later this month.

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Albany Update

June 29, 2011By NYS Senator Liz KruegerThis past Friday, the 24th, four days after the legislative calendar was scheduled to end, the New York Legislature wrapped up the 2011 legislative session in the late hours of the evening. After days of keeping constituents, and other legislators alike, waiting and guessing on several key issues, the…

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NLRB Pushes New Rules to Facilitate Unionization

June 29, 2011By Michael R. Corjulo 2011 has been a busy year for labor unions across America. After historic budget battles in Wisconsin and Ohio, governors in more states like Florida and New Jersey have been clamping down on collective bargaining rights and targeting state worker benefits in attempts to cut spending and balance budgets. The…

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Queens Macy’s Furniture Store Workers Join RWDSU

June 28, 2011By Abigail Mitchell New York, New York—The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) announced that workers at a Macy’s furniture store in Elmhurst, Queens voted to become members of the union this past weekend, just days after more than 4,000 workers at four other Macy’s stores in the New York City area,…

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Public Union Failure

June 28, 2011By Mel LevyNew York State and it’s major Public Sector Union has just reached a tentative agreement. The media praised the Governor for give backs he achieved.  Their will be a multi year wage freeze, Workers pension contributions will go up and their health benefits will be reduced. The Governor trumpets the work…

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New York Health Benefit Exchange Legislation

June 27, 2011By Stephanie West This legislation passed in the Assembly will create the New York Health Benefit Exchange which will ensure that affordable health coverage is available for residents and small business owners who need it. The bill (A.8514) would bring New York State into compliance with the federal Affordable Care Act which requires…

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City Council Agreement for FY 2012 Budget

June 26, 2011By Kismet BarksdaleCouncil Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced an agreement on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 budget on Friday June 24, 2011. Speaker Christine C. Quinn stated, “Even in these difficult fiscal times, New Yorkers expect us to protect the most vital services without putting our future economic stability…

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