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Cilento Re-elected NYS AFL-CIO President

August 24, 2016 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY – Mario Cilento was re-elected unanimously by the delegates of the 33rd Constitutional Convention of the New York State AFL-CIO to a four year term as president. The election took plac at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City.

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie on the re-election of Mario Cilento as President of the New York State AFL-CIO

August 24, 2016 

Congratulations to Mario Cilento on his unanimous re-election to continue serving as president of the New York State AFL-CIO.

NYC Provides Protections for Veterans

August 24, 2016 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - On August 16th,  legislation was introduced by the New York City Council  that would amend the NYC Human Rights Law to include current or prior service in the uniformed services as a protected class in housing, employment and public accommodations.

Schrader's Overtime Legislation Would Take Overtime Protections from Working People

August 24, 2016 
By Kenneth Quinnell
Reprinted:
aflcio.org

Washington, DC - Overtime rules can be a powerful way to prevent working people from getting overworked without getting paid more for their additional effort.

Illinois Upholds Court Clerks’ Right to Union

August 24, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Elgin, IL - An Illinois appellate court has upheld Lake County court employees’ right to form a union, rejecting claims that workers were intimidated and coerced into joining. The Second District of the State Appellate Board Aug.

City’s Commercial Sanitation Industry Reform Plan Follows Release of New Study

August 23, 2016  
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY -- The de Blasio administration has a plan in the works to combat a host of problems in the commercial sanitation industry that were detailed in a report released on Wednesday, April 17.

Second Florida Newspaper Moves to Unionize

August 23, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Sarasota, FL - Six days after the Lakeland Ledger became the first Florida newspaper to unionize, the newsroom staff at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune signed union cards for the NewsGuild-CWA.

$12 Minimum Wage Makes Colorado Ballot

August 22, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Denver, CO - Colorado voters will decide this November 8 whether to raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.31 an hour to $12.


 

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