September 26, 2016 By Stephanie West Albany, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a program to help small businesses, homeowners and renters access state funds for uninsured losses and physical damage they have incurred as a result of the Chelsea explosion.
September 22, 2016 By Tara Jessup, LaborPress NY Albany, NY – With New York home to some of the world’s strongest offshore wind resources, the state is developing a strategic plan to utilize offshore wind along its vast coastline. NYS is developing a plan to supply 50 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable energy…
September 21, 2016 Reprinted: 1199SEIU.org Washington, DC – Living up to the reputation of “political powerhouse,” the hard work of 1199SEIU members once again played an important role in achieving victory for all seventeen of the 1199-backed candidates in the 2016 NYS Primary election.
September 20, 2016 By Bill Lipton, New York State Director, Working Families Party New York, NY – The WFP has had some exciting election nights over the past 18 years. But this past Tuesday night was one of the best primary nights I can remember.
September 19, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel New York, NY – Workers at the Vireo Health chain of dispensaries ratified the first union contract in New York State’s medical-cannabis program, the company and Local 338 of the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union announced Sept. 8.
September 18, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Waterford, NY – The main labor union at one of the Albany area’s top five manufacturers announced Sept. 9 that it was terminating its contract with the company, effective Sept. 19.
September 15, 2016 By Steven Wishnia New York, NY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sept. 8 signed into law a bill to end the two-tier system that gives New York City firefighters who are permanently disabled on the job lower pensions if they were hired after June 2009.
September 12, 2016 By Stephanie West Washington, DC – Today, workers fighting for $15 an hour and union rights will protest alongside faith and community leaders at 28 state capitols across the country calling on politicians to support a moral policy agenda that includes living wages, union rights, and racial justice, among other issues.
September 9, 2016 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970, we’ll find out why the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University has become a “colony in revolt” following the unprecedented post-Labor Day weekend lockout of the LIU faculty….