New York

Address Wage Gap of State Workforce
Municipal Government, New York

Address Wage Gap of State Workforce

July 27, 2015 By CSEA President Danny Donohue Statement of CSEA President Danny Donohue on recommendations of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's wage board Albany, NY — Congratulations to the fast food workers for their brave fight that goes to the very heart of the income inequality that plagues New York more than any other state. It…

Cuomo Urged to Step Up For Higher Education
Education, New York

Cuomo Urged to Step Up For Higher Education

July 23, 2015 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Referencing his pivotal support in the Fight for $15, higher education advocates on Wednesday urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to be bold and back a measure strengthening the state's financial commitment to hard-pressed CUNY and SUNY schools throughout the system.  

NYS Combats Worker Exploitation
Health and Safety, New York

NYS Combats Worker Exploitation

July 20, 2015 By Jerry Cohen, LaborPress Albany Bureau Albany, NY – Building on the Governor’s  initiative to protect workers in the nail salon industry, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the formation of a statewide Task Force to root out worker exploitation in multiple industries in New York State.

Checks Cashed for Deceased State Worker
Municipal Government, New York

Checks Cashed for Deceased State Worker

July 9, 2015 By Jerry Levine, LaborPress Albany Bureau Albany, NY – Comptroller DiNapoli and A.G. Schneiderman have announce charges against a Georgia resident for stealing New York State pension benefits. Richard L. Cook III,  is charged with stealing over $200,000 in pension payments from New York's  Retirement System paid to his deceased mother, Yvonne…

NYS Legislature Passes IDA Reform Bill
Municipal Government, New York

NYS Legislature Passes IDA Reform Bill

June 25, 2015 By Jack Cohen, Albany LaborPress Albany, NY – The New York State Assembly has passed Industrial Development Agency (IDA) reforms that will for the first time require IDAs to have transparency and accountability standards when public money is used for economic development. The Senate passed the bill on Wednesday, June 17. IDA reform…

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