New York

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.

School Districts in Fiscal Stress
Municipal Government, New York

School Districts in Fiscal Stress

February 3, 2016 By Tara Jessup  Albany, NY – In New York State,Eighty-two school districts are in fiscal stress. The highest concentration is in Central New York and Long Island. The scores are based on a New York State Comproller evaluation of 672 school districts. The latest round of scoring designated eight school districts in…

Outraged Uber Drivers Strike
New York, Transportation

Outraged Uber Drivers Strike

February 2, 2016 By Steven Wishnia New York, NY — The message arrived on Uber drivers’ smartphones at 8:06 a.m. on Friday, Jan 29: “This is a reminder that starting today there are guaranteed hourly earnings and reduced prices in NYC.”

NYSUT Calls for Increased School Aid
Education, New York

NYSUT Calls for Increased School Aid

January 30, 2016 By John Quinn, LaborPress Albany Albany, N.Y. – NYSUT is calling for a big increase in state funding for education. The union representing teachers in New York State is urging the state to use its $5.4 billion surplus to invest in education.

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