New York

Concerns With Indian Point Nuclear Facility
Municipal Government, New York

Concerns With Indian Point Nuclear Facility

March 31, 2016 By NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo  Albany, NY – Yesterday, the state learned that hundreds of faulty bolts were discovered within the reactor at the Indian Point Unit 2 Plant. This is the latest in a long series of incidents that raise deep concerns about the management, maintenance and equipment standards at this…

Schneiderman Stops Illegal Outsourcing of American Jobs
Municipal Government, New York

Schneiderman Stops Illegal Outsourcing of American Jobs

March 30, 2016 By Jerry Levine, Albany LaborPress  Albany, NY – New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott have announced a groundbreaking $3.1 million agreement with Focused Technologies Imaging Services, LLC (“FTIS”), for unlawfully outsourcing government-funded work to a subcontractor based in Mumbai, India in 2008…

1199 Ratifies Contract at Upstate Hospital
Health and Safety, New York

1199 Ratifies Contract at Upstate Hospital

March 26, 2016 By Steven Wishnia  Gloversville, NY – After more than eight months of negotiations, 1199SEIU members at Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home in Gloversville ratified a new four-year contract March 14. The deal covers about 400 workers at the facility, about 50 miles northwest of Albany, including licensed practical nurses and nursing…

NYSNA Demonstrates for a Fair Contract
Health and Safety, New York

NYSNA Demonstrates for a Fair Contract

March 23, 2016 By Jerry Levine, LaborPress Albany Watertown, NY – Hundreds of members from the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) were engaged in informational picketing on March 18th at three upstate hospitals to push for fair contracts and to call for appropriate staffing levels to protect patients. Watertown's Samaritan Medical Center,Utica's St. Elizabeth Medical Center, and Oneida Healthcare…

Teacher’s Choice tops UFT needs from Council
Education, New York

Teacher’s Choice tops UFT needs from Council

March 21, 2016 By Linda Ocasio  Reprinted : New York Teacher New York, NY – UFT President Michael Mulgrew on March 16 urged Council members to put additional money in next year’s city budget to support the programs that help teachers help students: Community Learning Schools, the Positive Learning Collaborative and Teacher’s Choice.

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