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Walker’s Voter ID Plan Rejected in Wisconsin

October 24, 2012
By Neal Tepel

Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision on October 1, 2012 not to take up Wisconsin’s voter ID law was a mayor defeat for Governor Scott Walker and a victory for working people in Wisconsin. Doing the sneaky unethical bidding of Walker, Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen bypassed the Court of Appeals and disregarded the decision of two judges that had decided this law unconstitutional.

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Protect Early Childhood Education and After School Programs

June 24, 2012
A LaborPress Editorial By Neal Tepel, Publisher

The mayor’s proposed budget could force thousands of low-income families to go without quality city-subsidized early care and educational services for their children. Cuts to child care and after-school programs will result in 47,000 youngsters  losing educational services. Not only is the mayor proposing to cut childcare slots for low-income children, his EarlyLearn initiative takes early childhood  services out of the hands of local community groups.

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Brooklyn "Made In NY" Media Center To Open

October 15, 2012
Around Town by Neal Tepel
An Independent Filmmaker Project will develop and operate the “Made in NY” Media Center, a centralized hub for the local media industry. The “Made in NY” Media Center will provide workspace, educational programs in partnership with General Assembly and networking events for content creators and entrepreneurs.

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Merck Union Affiliates with OPEIU

June 22, 2012
Around Town By Neal Tepel

Merck Independent Union (MIU) in West Point, Pennsylvania has  voted to join the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO.  MIU represents administrative employees employed by Merck Sharp & Dohme, a pharmaceutical corporation. The 287 members of MIU voted 96 - 4 in favor of affiliation with OPEIU and will now be known as MIU/OPEIU Local 1937, which celebrates the year in which MIU was founded.  MIU recently ratified a 5-year agreement with the company.

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Building Union Strength and Credibility through Political Action and Media Communications

August 4, 2012
By Neal Tepel

A successful labor organization projects an image of strength and importance. The perception that a union has political muscle is a tremendous asset to achieving goals and objectives. The ability to promote a legislative agenda, negotiate with employees, resolve grievances, develop relationships with public officials, are all linked to the perception of political influence.

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Green Party Attacks Cuomo's Policies

June 21, 2012
Around Town by Neal Tepel

The Green Party is claiming Governor Andrew Cuomo's secretive relationship with the Committee to Save New York highlights the failure of the Democratic Party over the last six years to reduce the power of money and special interests in Albany since taking back control of the Governor's mansion. According to the Green Party, gambling interests gave the Committee $2 million dollars at a time when Cuomo decided to promote casinos.

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Excess Medicaid Payments Cost State $33 Million

 

July 27, 2012
Around Town By Neal Tepel

The State Department of Health (DOH) made $32.9 million in Medicaid overpayments during a five-year period due mainly to the issuance of multiple identification numbers to Medicaid recipients, according to two audits released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. A third audit found $24 million in missed savings for physician-administered drugs.

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First Trade Appoints Chairman and Three New Directors

June 21, 2012
Around Town - By Neal Tepel

First Trade Union Bank, http://www.ftub.com, a full-service bank with offices in Massachusetts and New York, has appointed a new Board Chairman while welcoming three new members to its Board of Directors. Dale Stuhlmiller has been appointed First Trade Union Bank’s Chairman of the Board.  Mr. Stuhlmiller, a board member since 2008, begins his duties in June 2012.  Dale succeeds Harry Dow, who has served on the Bank’s board for ten years, with the last four as Chairman.

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