June 26, 2016 By Silver Krieger New York, NY — Organization of Staff Analysts President Bob Croghan talked to Labor Press recently about his union’s success in defeating a competing bid to represent law enforcement personnel in Traffic Enforcement and School Security.
June 23, 2016 By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell Buffalo, NY – For the past 10 years, Buffalo Nurse Sarah Buckley has dedicated her professional life attempting to bring about passage of a Safe Staffing Law for Health Care Workers across the State of New York.
June 23, 2016 By Steven Wishnia Albany, N.Y.—The New York state legislature failed to enact three bills that would have seriously affected labor in the session that ended June 19. An elevator-safety measure pushed by the International Union of Elevator Constructors passed the Assembly, but died in committee in the Senate.
June 23, 2016 By Steven Wishnia New York, N.Y.—One uniformed service was conspicuously absent when the de Blasio administration announced June 6 that it had reached agreements to equalize disability pensions for firefighters, sanitation workers, and correction officers hired since 2009. Police officers were not included.
June 22, 2016 By Demos P. Demopoulos , Teamsters Local 553 Secretary-Treasurer New York, NY – "The Teamsters applaud the State Legislature for standing up for good jobs for New York City's school bus workers. Our union represents thousands of New York City school bus drivers, matrons, and mechanics.
June 19, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Albany, NY – Under pressure from the New York State Attorney General’s office, the Law360 legal-news Web site agreed to stop requiring its staff to sign non-compete agreements.
NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento’s Statement on Assembly Passage of the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act
June 17, 2016 Albany, NY – "Tuesday was a historic day. For years, the New York State AFL-CIO has been fighting for safe nurse-to-patient ratios in our hospitals and healthcare facilities.
June 15, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Albany, NY – Union elevator constructors and state legislators rallied outside the state capitol here June 9, demanding that the legislature pass a law requiring elevator-building and repair contractors to be licensed and workers to go through certified training.
June 14, 2016 By Stephanie West Albany, NY – As reflected in the rise of John Samuelsen's influence in New York State politics, Andrew Cuomo has nominated TWU 100 President Samuelsen to serve on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board.