SUNY Downstate Needed to Save Lives and Anchor a Community
July 9, 2012
By Salvatore J. Armao, CPA/PFS, CFP, CFE, CGMA Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Armao, Costa & Ricciardi, CPAs, P.C.
Solidarity is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “unity (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, and standards.”
Key in the definition is unity.
July 9, 2012
Around Town by Neal Tepel
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act and most provisions as constitutional. The law requires everyone have “minimum essential coverage” beginning 2014. Under the mandate, those that cannot afford to purchase a plan would have health insurance coverage paid for almost exclusively by the federal government beginning in 2014.
July 6, 2012
By Rabbi Michael E. Feinberg Executive Director' Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
The Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition stands with the more than 8,500 locked out utility workers in and around New York City, in their fight for decent benefits and a fair contract.
July 5, 2012
Mario Cilento, New York State AFL-CIO President, and Vincent Alvarez, New York City Central Labor Council President, released the following statement on Con Ed's Misleading Ad:
"Con Edison sunk to a new low with today's misleading print ads. It's bad enough that the company locked out workers who were willing to work past contract expiration with no strings attached, but now Con Edison is spending its customers' money to justify its deplorable actions. Laughably, Con Edison claims the lockout was necessitated by the refusal of the union to agree to provide notice prior to striking. Let's not forget, this lockout started when Con Edison sent workers home Sunday morning without providing notice to anyone, thereby entirely undermining the argument that strike/lockout notice is essential.
Transit Talk with John Samuelsen
Special Education Contractors Misusing Taxpayer Dollars
Keep Student Loan Interest Rates Low
Please support Local 1-2 union members on their picket lines, Locations below are running 24/7 until further notice. Your support and solidarity is much appreciated.
4 Irving Place, NY, NY 100003
3rd Ave Yard – 222 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
College Point Yard – 124-15 31st Avenue, Queens, NY 11354
Van Nest Yard – 1601 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462
Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare; Millions of Americans Benefit from Historic Health Care Reform
June 29, 2012
By AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare means that tens of millions of Americans will continue to benefit from this historic achievement. Millions of families already benefit from the law. Children with pre-existing conditions will not be denied coverage. Children up to the age of 26 can remain on their parents’ health care policies. Millions of seniors can continue to depend on free cancer screenings and help with their prescription drug costs.
June 28, 2012
By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council announced a budget agreement on Monday, June 25 whereby 6,500 slots for the EarlyLearn program and 47,000 slots for after-school and out-of-school time programs will be restored. Council Speaker Christine Quinn hailed the agreement by saying “…..child care can and must be part of a lifelong education that continues with pre-K, through Kindergarten and that ultimately leads to every child graduating high school for college.”
Statement By Stuart Appelbaum
War Against Coal is Hurting America
June 26, 2012
By Michael Fina Vice President / Institutional Banking, First Trade Union Bank
Over the past few months I’ve been involved in answering several Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from union organizations looking to evaluate competing banking service providers. Interestingly, the proposals we’ve seen of late vary greatly in content and complexity, which started me thinking that it might be a worthwhile exercise to write something about the RFP process, and in doing so, shed some light on what you should look for in choosing a bank.