New York

NYSUT Applauds Selection of New Regents
Education, New York

NYSUT Applauds Selection of New Regents

March 10, 2016 By Stephanie West  Albany, NY –  New York State United Teachers has praised the selection of three new Regents with significant public education experience who can help end the era of test-and-punish and forge a new path for public education policy that respects the voices of students, parents and educators.

On the Frontlines of the Fight For $15
Health and Safety, New York

On the Frontlines of the Fight For $15

February 26, 2016 Reprinted: http://www.1199seiu.org Staten Island, NY – Homecare members of 1199SEIU flexed their political muscles last year, as they took part in major actions against the growing inequality that threatens the well being of millions as well as our democracy.

Time To Care For The Caregivers!
Health and Safety, New York

Time To Care For The Caregivers!

February 19, 2016 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Advocates for poorly-paid home health aides are challenging Albany lawmakers this week to make sure that caring for the state’s most vulnerable citizens pays just as well as fast food jobs. 

Cuomo To U.S. Senate: Do Your Job

Municipal Government, New York

Cuomo To U.S. Senate: Do Your Job


February 18, 2016
 By NYS Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  Albany, NY – We have all seen the effects of a Washington gridlock. Whether it’s increasing the federal minimum wage, sensible protections from gun violence or common sense immigration reform, partisan fighting has paralyzed government and stalled progress.

NYC Court Clerks Sound The Alarm
Law and Politics, New York

NYC Court Clerks Sound The Alarm

February 17, 2016 By Joe Maniscalco  Brooklyn, NY – The U.S. Supreme Court may be getting all the headlines this week, but there are courthouses throughout the City of New York now operating in virtual crisis mode every day  — and the men and women charged with helping to keep the often wobbly wheels of…

Standing for Honest Public Service
Municipal Government, New York

Standing for Honest Public Service

February 15, 2016 By Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky Long Beach, LI – On February 11th, I rolled out my first step to finally ending the scourge of corruption that has plagued Albany: banning unlimited outside income for New York State lawmakers. I pledge that on my first day in the State Senate, I will submit and…

Nurses Urge ‘Safe Staffing’ Laws
Health and Safety, New York

Nurses Urge ‘Safe Staffing’ Laws

February 10, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel  Albany, NY – Nurses’ labor unions in New York have been lobbying local governments to support requiring hospitals to have a minimum number of nurses per unit. The Assembly Health Committee approved the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act on Jan. 21, but similar bills have…

NYS Recruits Minority Businesses
Building Trades, New York

NYS Recruits Minority Businesses

February 4, 2016 By Tara Jessup Albany, NY – New York State is planning several outreach activities and events across the state to encourage minority and women owned-businesses to take advantage of billions in state contracting opportunities for the LaGuardia Redevelopment Project.

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