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.
March 6, 2016 By Linda Ocasio Reprinted from: NEW YORK TEACHER Albany, NY – UFT President Michael Mulgrew urged state lawmakers in Albany to deliver the long-delayed $2 billion owed to New York City public schools as a result of the 2006 settlement of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
February 13, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Albany, NY – The New York State United Teachers is suing the state Education Department, contending that school authorities can’t impose “improvement plans” on teachers without negotiating with the union.
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…
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.