New York

NYS Protection from Immigration Assistance Fraud
Law and Politics, New York

NYS Protection from Immigration Assistance Fraud

February 6, 2015 By Neal Tepel Albany, NY – Those that defraud New Yorkers seeking immigration-related assistance will now be subject to felony and/or misdemeanor charges. Previously, there was no law specifically protecting newcomers from fraud, scams and exploitation. With the implementation of this New York State legislation, immigrants will have protections from those providing…

$15 Now? More Like Later
Law and Politics, New York

$15 Now? More Like Later

February 4, 2015 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio probably gave workers struggling with an unrealistically low minimum wage reason to both hope and despair during his State of the City address this week, when he called for establishing a $15 an hour minimum wage by 2019.

Cuomo Appoints New Leaders
Law and Politics, New York

Cuomo Appoints New Leaders

January 14, 2015 By Stephanie West   Albany, NY—Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a second wave of appointments to his administration. Fifteen individuals will be joining the administration, adding to the 18 appointments announced.  

Educators Protest Cuomo
Municipal Government, New York

Educators Protest Cuomo

January 13, 2015 By Stephanie West Albany, NY – Over 1,000 parents, students, advocates and community members rallied on Monday here to protest Governor Cuomo’s education policies. The protests highlighted inequities in school funding.

New Report Reveals Growing Education Gap
Education, New York

New Report Reveals Growing Education Gap

January 13, 2015 By Stephanie West Albany, NY –  The Alliance for Quality Education released its latest report, Record Setting Inequality: New York State’s Opportunity Gap is Wider Than Ever, which concludes that under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's leadership educational inequality has grown. Wealthier school districts are better able to provide a solid future for their…

Labor Flexes State Muscles To Swat Horse Carriage Ban
Law and Politics, New York

Labor Flexes State Muscles To Swat Horse Carriage Ban

December 15, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – If Mayor Bill de Blasio and other supporters of the horse carriage ban in the city council didn’t already get the message that organized labor stands steadfast against efforts to kill the Central Park horse carriage industry, a new New York State AFL-CIO resolution recently passed by…

The High Cost Of Low Wages
New York, Retail

The High Cost Of Low Wages

December 5, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – The outrageously low wages that the fast food industry and major airlines continue to pass off as legitimate salaries are not only keeping scores of hard working men and women in poverty – they’re also doing an extraordinarily fine job derailing lives and destroying whole families. 

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