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Many Positive Educational Initiatives Included in NYS Executive Budget
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Many Positive Educational Initiatives Included in NYS Executive Budget

January 30, 2013 By Susan Smith, LaborPress Albany Bureau ALBANY, N.Y. – New York State United Teachers commenting on the proposed executive budget has stated that it builds on positive education initiatives essential to ending the achievement gap and raising overall student performance. NYSUT noted that state aid to public schools and colleges still remains…

A DREAM Becomes REALITY In Brooklyn
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A DREAM Becomes REALITY In Brooklyn

January 25, 2013 By NYS Senator Kevin Parker (Brooklyn, NY) Brooklyn’s own Loews Kings Theatre was a place where people went to see dreams on screen, larger than life. Many celebrities who grew up in Brooklyn worked as ushers in the theater, including Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler.

Obama II – Will We Be a Better Nation
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Obama II – Will We Be a Better Nation

January 23, 2013 By John Zogby As President Barack Obama prepares for a second term as the 44th President of the United States of America, there are a few things we know for sure. There will be a monument erected in his honor somewhere along the pantheon of similar constructions that venerate the likes of…

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GINA – Know the Basics

January 11, 2013 Max H. Sicherman Several federal laws offer employees protection from various forms of employer discrimination. For example, an employer is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion or sex (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act), because an individual has a physical disability (Americans with Disabilities Act), or because…

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Workers Across the Nation Fight for Justice!

December 15, 2012 By Barbara Kestenbaum There is something big happening in America. All across our country workers are fighting back! Their hard-won successes include: •    The unionizing of over 500 workers at Rite-Aid’s Southwest Distribution Center in Lancaster, California by the Longshoremen’s union (ILWU).

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Legislative Update: Reportable Business Relationships

December 4, 2012 By Richard Winsten and Deanne Braveman Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein The Public Integrity Reform Act, which became effective in August 2011, contains a requirement that clients and lobbyists report any business relationships with any state person.  Though this law took effect in August of 2011 the Joint Commission on Public Ethics…

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Obama Needs Union Support to Win

October 31, 2012 Washington DC Bureau Obama Needs Massive Support from Unions To Win. If President Barack Obama hopes to be re-elected for a second term as president, he will need — and receive — enormous support from the AFL-CIO and its members. The unions played the same rescue role in getting Obama elected to…

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Obama Leading in Virginia, 49%-47%

October 26, 2012 LaborPress Washington DC Bureau A brand new Zogby Poll shows President Barack Obama continues his ever-so-slight lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney 49% to 47% among Virginia likely voters. The online poll of 832 likely voters was conducted Monday (October 22) through Wednesday (October 24) and has a margin-of-sampling error of +/-…

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