New York

NYS Workers Gain Minimum Wage Increase
Municipal Government, New York

NYS Workers Gain Minimum Wage Increase

January 3, 2016 By Stephanie West, LaborPress NY  Albany, NY – Increases in the minimum wage took effect December 31, 2015 in New York State. Workers in the fast food industry, tipped positions, and all other industries will  receive a higher wage as the Governor continues to push for a $15 statewide minimum wage.

Steel Workers Seek Justice in Oregon
Municipal Government, New York

Steel Workers Seek Justice in Oregon

December 30, 2015 By Bill Hohlfeld Pittsburgh, Pa – The United Steelworkers (USW) union was informed late last week by Region 19 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Seattle that the regional director, absent a settlement, will issue a complaint against Allegheny Technologies, Inc. (ATI) charging the company with unlawful labor practices during…

Steel Workers Seek Justice in Oregon
National, New York

Steel Workers Seek Justice in Oregon

December 30, 2015 By Bill Hohlfeld Pittsburgh, Pa – The United Steelworkers (USW) union was informed late last week by Region 19 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Seattle that the regional director, absent a settlement, will issue a complaint against Allegheny Technologies, Inc. (ATI) charging the company with unlawful labor practices during…

Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire Memorial
Municipal Government, New York

Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire Memorial

December 28, 2015 By Stephanie West, LaborPress NY Albany, NY – New York State is contributing $1.5 million to help build a memorial to the 146 people who died in the historic Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in 1911 in Manhattan. The memorial will be affixed to the Greenwich Village building where the fire occurred, just off…

Halfmoon Town Supervisor Stole Campaign Funds
Municipal Government, New York

Halfmoon Town Supervisor Stole Campaign Funds

December 28, 2015 By Jerry Cohen, LaborPress Albany Bureau Albany, NY – Melinda “Mindy” Wormuth, the former town of Halfmoon Supervisor, has been jailed for stealing campaign contributions donated to her campaign fund. The public corruption case arose out of a cooperative federal-state partnership between the State Comptroller, the Attorney General, the Federal Bureau of…

Nursing Home Delayed Patient Discharges
Health and Safety, New York

Nursing Home Delayed Patient Discharges

December 22, 2015 By Jerry Cohen, Albany LaborPress Bureau Goshen, NY- Elant, Inc., a Mid-Hudson area nursing home chain, will pay $600,000 to resolve claims that it delayed the discharges of short-term residents at its facilities.  As part of a settlement, Elant admitted that between 2008 and 2011 it had a practice of postponing discharges…

Protecting Workers From Abuse
Municipal Government, New York

Protecting Workers From Abuse


December 18, 2015 By Tara Jessup Albany, NY – From the start of 2015 to the present, New York State has recovered and returned $28.9 million to more than 24,000 workers who were victims of wage theft. Since its formation in July, the Governor’s Task Force to Combat Worker Exploitation has launched more than 450…

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