Law and Politics
July 6, 2015
The Supreme Court agreed June 30 that it will hear an attempt to strike down the law that public-sector unions can require workers who are not members to pay fees to cover the costs of collective bargaining. In the case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, three California teachers claim that requiring public employees to pay anything to a union is “state-compelled speech” that violates their First Amendment rights.
July 3, 2015
By Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Albany, NY - This past week we reached an agreement with legislative leaders that addresses many of the important issues facing New York.
June 30, 2015
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used his veto power June 26 to cut $1.8 billion in payments to the state’s chronically underfunded pension system from the state’s budget for fiscal 2016. He slashed payments appropriated by the legislature by more than half, from $3.1 billion to $1.3 billion, and also vetoed $1.1 billion in tax increases on the affluent and corporations that had been intended to cover the pension payments.
June 29, 2015
By Stephanie West
New York, NY — Mayor de Blasio and New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton have announced 'One City: Safe and Fair – Everywhere.' The plan outlines a series of strategic changes that forms a comprehensive framework for neighborhood policing. The goal is to develop a partnership with police and neighborhood residents in an effective fight against crime.
June 24, 2015
This past Sunday, June 24th, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to go to Upper Manhattan in the midst of the Dominican community to ask for a tourism boycott against the Dominican Republic based on immigration laws that are in effect in Santo Domingo.
June 22, 2105
By Dennis Williams, UAW President
Washington DC - The United States House of Representatives turned their backs on the American people and voted to not do their job. Instead, they surrendered their constitutional authority to the executive branch for the next six years for all free trade agreements.
June 22, 2015
By Stephanie West
New York, NY - The Office and Professional Employees International Union [OPEIU] is now fully affiliated with the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society [NJPMS]. The Jersey group becomes part of OPEIU's First National Guild of Healthcare Providers of the Lower Extremity, Guild 45, after completing a one-year trial affiliation with OPEIU.
June 19, 2015
New York, NY – The delegates of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, [NYCCLC] have overwhelmingly approved a second term for President Vincent Alvarez, and Secretary-Treasurer Janella T. Hinds.