New York

Workers’ Memorial Day 2016
Building Trades, New York

Workers’ Memorial Day 2016

April 28, 2016 By NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento  Albany, NY – Every day on average, 13 workers die in this country as a result of workplace injuries. And, every year in cities, towns and communities across America we gather on Workers’ Memorial Day to remember our brothers and sisters who have lost their lives…

CWA and IBEW’s Fight is Labor’s Fight
Municipal Government, New York

CWA and IBEW’s Fight is Labor’s Fight

April 14, 2016 By NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento  Albany, NY –  “Our brothers and sisters represented by the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) will have the full resources of the New York State AFL-CIO at their disposal throughout this contract fight.

NYS Assembly Introduces MWBE Legislation
Municipal Government, New York

NYS Assembly Introduces MWBE Legislation

April 13, 2016 By Jerry Levine, LaborPress Albany  Albany, NY – New York State Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte (D-NY) has introduced a bundle of legislation that will greatly enhance economic opportunities for Minority and Women Owned Enterprises (MWBEs) and subcontractors throughout the State.

Energy Industry Accountability
Municipal Government, New York

Energy Industry Accountability

April 13, 2016 By Jerry Levine, Albany LaborPress  Albany, New York – A strick code of conduct for the wind energy industry in New York State has been developed that will increase transparency and protect against improper relationships between local government officials and wind development companies.

Oil Spill Settlement With ExxonMobil
New York, Retail

Oil Spill Settlement With ExxonMobil

April 12, 2016 By Jerry Levine, LaborPress Albany  New York, NY – A $10.75 million settlement with Exxon Mobil Corporation and ExxonMobil Oil Corporation has been reached. These funds will reimburse the New York State Environmental Protection and Spill Compensation Fund (Oil Spill Fund) for oil spill cleanup and petroleum contamination removal costs at eight…

PEF and NYS Governor Complete Agreement
Municipal Government, New York

PEF and NYS Governor Complete Agreement

April 11, 2016 By Jerry Levine, Albany Laborpress Albany,  NY –  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the complition an agreement  with New York State Public Employees Federation.6PEF is one of the largest unions in 1 United States and is New York's second-largest state-employee union, representing 54,000 workers.

The Way Forward
Municipal Government, New York

The Way Forward

April 8, 2016 By Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  Albany, NY – I proudly signed into law a $15 statewide minimum wage plan and 12 weeks of paid family leave – policies that will ensure a stronger, fairer and brighter future in the State of New York.

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