New York

A Glimpse at How and Why We Work
Municipal Government, New York

A Glimpse at How and Why We Work

January 19, 2016 By Bill Hohlfeld A Review of: Working Stories –  Essays by Reflective Practitioners, Ed Murphy, Editor Albany, NY. When we hear the word “work,” each of us conjures up a different vision, and begins to vibrate to a different frequency. For some of us, work is a grueling affair that entails early…

Putting The ‘Action’ Back In MLK Day
Municipal Government, New York

Putting The ‘Action’ Back In MLK Day

January 19, 2016 By Joe Maniscalco  New York, NY – On Monday, working men and women fighting for a statewide $15 an hour minimum wage sought to replace the empty platitudes normally associated with annual Martin Luther King Day observances with the kind of direct action the slain American icon was actually known for throughout…

Cuomo’s ‘Slap In the Face’
Municipal Government, New York

Cuomo’s ‘Slap In the Face’

January 6, 2016 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “two-track” strategy to establish a $15 an hour minimum wage now includes roughly 30,000 SUNY workers — even if they’ll have to wait until 2021 to get there. But CUNY workers are feeling left out in the cold right now. 

NYS Workers Gain Minimum Wage Increase
Municipal Government, New York

NYS Workers Gain Minimum Wage Increase

January 3, 2016 By Stephanie West, LaborPress NY  Albany, NY – Increases in the minimum wage took effect December 31, 2015 in New York State. Workers in the fast food industry, tipped positions, and all other industries will  receive a higher wage as the Governor continues to push for a $15 statewide minimum wage.

Steel Workers Seek Justice in Oregon
Municipal Government, New York

Steel Workers Seek Justice in Oregon

December 30, 2015 By Bill Hohlfeld Pittsburgh, Pa – The United Steelworkers (USW) union was informed late last week by Region 19 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Seattle that the regional director, absent a settlement, will issue a complaint against Allegheny Technologies, Inc. (ATI) charging the company with unlawful labor practices during…

Steel Workers Seek Justice in Oregon
National, New York

Steel Workers Seek Justice in Oregon

December 30, 2015 By Bill Hohlfeld Pittsburgh, Pa – The United Steelworkers (USW) union was informed late last week by Region 19 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Seattle that the regional director, absent a settlement, will issue a complaint against Allegheny Technologies, Inc. (ATI) charging the company with unlawful labor practices during…

Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire Memorial
Municipal Government, New York

Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire Memorial

December 28, 2015 By Stephanie West, LaborPress NY Albany, NY – New York State is contributing $1.5 million to help build a memorial to the 146 people who died in the historic Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in 1911 in Manhattan. The memorial will be affixed to the Greenwich Village building where the fire occurred, just off…

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