New York

NYS Low Cost Power Creates Jobs
Municipal Government, New York

NYS Low Cost Power Creates Jobs

August 5, 2015 By Diane Cohen Albany, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced  that the New York Power Authority has approved low-cost power allocations under the ReCharge NY program. The power awards will help 15 businesses retain 1,637 jobs while creating 735 new jobs.

Housing Starts Surging; Affordability Lagging
Building Trades, New York

Housing Starts Surging; Affordability Lagging

August 4, 2015 By Joe Maniscalco  New York, NY – The number of new affordable housing units being started around town may be on the rise according to a positive new report from the NY Building Congress — but the figure actually represents just a tiny fraction of the overall surge in residential construction now taking place.

Address Wage Gap of State Workforce
Municipal Government, New York

Address Wage Gap of State Workforce

July 27, 2015 By CSEA President Danny Donohue Statement of CSEA President Danny Donohue on recommendations of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's wage board Albany, NY — Congratulations to the fast food workers for their brave fight that goes to the very heart of the income inequality that plagues New York more than any other state. It…

Cuomo Urged to Step Up For Higher Education
Education, New York

Cuomo Urged to Step Up For Higher Education

July 23, 2015 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Referencing his pivotal support in the Fight for $15, higher education advocates on Wednesday urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to be bold and back a measure strengthening the state's financial commitment to hard-pressed CUNY and SUNY schools throughout the system.  

NYS Combats Worker Exploitation
Health and Safety, New York

NYS Combats Worker Exploitation

July 20, 2015 By Jerry Cohen, LaborPress Albany Bureau Albany, NY – Building on the Governor’s  initiative to protect workers in the nail salon industry, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the formation of a statewide Task Force to root out worker exploitation in multiple industries in New York State.

Checks Cashed for Deceased State Worker
Municipal Government, New York

Checks Cashed for Deceased State Worker

July 9, 2015 By Jerry Levine, LaborPress Albany Bureau Albany, NY – Comptroller DiNapoli and A.G. Schneiderman have announce charges against a Georgia resident for stealing New York State pension benefits. Richard L. Cook III,  is charged with stealing over $200,000 in pension payments from New York's  Retirement System paid to his deceased mother, Yvonne…

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