The Daily Read – May 23, 2011

By Erica Varlese

The American Guild of Musical Artists is considering filing unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board after the New York City Opera board voted to cut staffing and move from Lincoln Center.

Democratic Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli urges Gov. Cuomo to remain cautious regarding the future of the New York State budget.

New York State created one in every five new jobs throughout the nation.

An inflatable rat appeared as an addition to Vera Wang’s store on East 26 Street this week. The New York City District Council of Carpenters are accusing Michilli Construction and Consulting, Wang’s contractor, of hiring subcontractors who do not meet labor standards.

More coverage of the dangers New York housekeepers face on a daily basis in light of the charges against ex IMF Chief, Dominique Straus-Kahn.

Last week, students, parents, and teachers protested the budget cuts in Yonkers, NY.

After receiving pressure from the New York Civil Liberties Union, Parks and Recreation is now allowing workers to speak with the press.

May 13, 2011

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