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The Daily Read – May 9, 2011

By Erica Varlese

A study released by New York City’s Economic Development Corporation argues that paying workers a living wage of $10 an hour, plus benefits would hurt the economy.

Members of Local 212 of the OPEIU joined HealthNow New York workers to protest a lockout the company, better known as Blue Cross/Blue Shield yesterday.

A ratification vote for a tentative agreement between the New York State Nurses Association and the United Steelworkers will take place today in Albany.

Two security workers at LaGuardia Airport are suing the outside security companies after stating that their supervisors sexually harassed them.

Biology Professor Philip Smith was re elected for his second term as president of the United University Professors, the union representing most workers at SUNY.

Gothamist reports on yesterday’s protest against House Speaker John Boehner by city unions, just one of many events leading up to Thursday’s On May 12 rally

Boehner also pushed for larger cuts to government spending, while removing the limit on borrowing federal spending. 

 

May 3, 2011

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