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New York Governor Cuomo Calls Off ‘Non-Essential’ Construction Statewide

Published on Friday, March 27, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is freezing most construction statewide in response to the Pandemic Virus sweeping New York, after outcry from Workers and word of COVID-19 cases on job sites around New York City. Today (Friday, March 27th), Cuomo will decree most residential and commercial building temporarily off limits, more»

A Labor Perspective From American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees Council 31 Director Roberta Lynch: The ‘Union Difference Is Our Nation’s Hope,’ ‘Building Stronger Unions Helps Lift Us All Up’

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in New York State Labor News
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently sponsored a Summit on Poverty aimed at developing a strategy to lift all of the city’s residents out of poverty. It’s a more than worthy goal and the mayor deserves credit for putting the issue front and center. For too long, residents of communities across our state have been struggling to get by, living more»

‘Feeding The Community:’ In Ulster County, ‘It Takes A Union’

Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ACCORD, NEW YORK) - Not only is it full steam ahead, but it’s full team ahead for hundreds of Teachers, Bus Drivers, Cafeteria Workers, Aides and Clerical Staff in Rondout Valley In Ulster County who are joining together each day to make sure their students and families are fed while school is closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Inside school more»

Labor Perspective From UFCW Local 1500 Secretary-Treasurer Aly Waddy: During The Coronavirus Pandemic, Supermarket & Grocery Store Workers ‘Are Extremely Critical’

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in New York State Labor News
For far too long Supermarket and Grocery Store Workers have been categorized as lowly, menial Workers fulfilling a non-critical role. Now, in these unique and nationally strenuous times, this community of Workers - from Warehouse Receivers to Shelf Stockers and Cashiers - have become essential Workers in all parts of our domestic economy. While other more»

Public Employees Federation Is “Actively Looking Into” Case Of Union-Represented Nurse At Long Island Hospital Who Was Disciplined After Speaking Out Publicly Regarding The Shortage Of Personal Protection Equipment

Published on Monday, March 23, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - A Critical Care Nurse at New York State's Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island was handed a notice of discipline last week, a day after she and another Hospital Staffer were interviewed on national television by MSNBC about the shortage of protective equipment for Workers in hospitals and health care facilities. The Nurse, more»

New York State Attorney General’s Office Is On The Look-Out For Employers Who Violate’ Labor Laws & ‘Is Urging Workers To File Complaints Against’ Employers ‘That Are Ignoring’ The State’s Executive Orders

Published on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – In the wake of dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic, New York State Attorney General Letitia James is asking any Employee who believes their employer is in violation of Labor Laws or official directives set forth by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office to contact the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Labor Bureau more»

In ‘Most’ U.S. Cities, Construction Work 'Continues' As Coronavirus Shutdowns Loom

Published on Friday, March 20, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s announcement earlier this week halting all but essential construction work in the city has left contractors in other areas of the country wondering if their jurisdictions will also order a temporary stop to their projects. While Boston, and now neighboring city, Cambridge, have been the only U.S. more»

Workers At These Companies ‘Say They Can’t Get’ Sick Leave - A ‘Terrifying Prospect’ In The Middle Of The Coronavirus Epidemic ‘As More Than Half Of Workers At The Biggest Chains Can’t Get Time Off When They’re Ill’

Published on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in New York State Labor News
Many of the country’s largest retailers and fast-food chains don’t pay Employees when they’re sick - a policy that could put those Workers, their families and the public at risk as the Coronavirus sweeps through the U.S. Workers at Target, Walmart, Kroger, Taco Bell, Subway, Burger King and a slew of other well-known businesses say they more»

From The CSEA: Information For Union Members On The Coronavirus Outbreak

Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The Staff Professionals in the Civil Service Employees Association’s (CSEA) Occupational Safety and Health Department have been closely monitoring the constantly-evolving situation surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus and are urging people not to panic. While the threat to U.S. residents is more»

NYSUT: Coronavirus Epidemic ‘Presents Myriad Of Issues’ For Higher Education Union Leaders And Their Members

Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Ever since it started to become not only possible, but probable that college campuses would shut down and move to on-line learning due to COVID-19, Higher Education Union Leaders have been working to ensure that the health and hard-fought rights of Union Members are protected. “We will take a ‘calm, measured, common-sense more»

A Message From New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento: “Working People Are On The Front Lines To Keep Us Safe, But They Too Need Our Assistance”

Published on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento has released the following statement on the COVID-19/Coronavirus: The continued spread of the Novel Coronavirus and unprecedented actions in response, are jarring to say the least, but also demonstrate the best in all of us. Our capacity for good and compassion for one another is more»

Amid Coronavirus Worries & Preparedness, NYSUT Urges Unions, Local Officials & School Administrators To Maintain An ‘Open Dialogue’ About Health, Safety & Education

Published on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - As school districts grapple with the effects of Coronavirus statewide, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union is urging local officials to ensure the needs of students, Staff and families are fairly and adequately met in the event of a school closure. “Amid this public health crisis, ‘we all have a role to play in more»

‘Deadly Skyline’ - NYCOSH Construction Fatality Report Reveals NYC Construction Fatalities ‘Are On The Rise,’ While Fatalities ‘Are Decreasing’ Across New York State

Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) has released its latest Construction Fatality Report: Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construction Fatalities in New York State, which found decreasing trends in New York State Construction Fatalities, but that employers routinely violate legal regulations with more»

Union-Represented Health Care Workers Rally Outside Auburn Community Hospital To ‘Voice Their Frustration With Management Over Stalled’ Negotiations On A First Contract

Published on Monday, March 9, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(AUBURN, NEW YORK) - Frustrated Members of a local Health Care Union have been in negotiations for more than a year in an attempt to secure their first contract, so about 60 Workers represented by 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East were joined by a number of other local Unions during a rally that was held late last more»

Rosalind Walter - The First ‘Rosie The Riveter,’ Has Passed At The Age Of 95

Published on Friday, March 6, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK) - Rosalind P. Walter grew up in a wealthy and genteel Long Island home. Yet, when the United States entered World War II, she chose to join millions of other women in the home-front crusade to arm the troops with munitions, warships and aircraft. She worked the night shift driving rivets into the metal bodies of Corsair fighter more»

New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento: The Fight For Farmworkers Continues

Published on Thursday, March 5, 2020 in New York State Labor News
Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO, has released the following message in regards to the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act and upcoming scheduled hearings across New York: After last year’s historic passage of the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act, it is important that we continue to advocate on behalf of Farmworkers as more»

“Fund Our Future:” Hundreds Of Union Members & Activists From Across New York State Rally In Albany For Taxes On Ultra-Wealthy

Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - More than 500 Union Members and activists converged on the New York State Capitol in Albany on Tuesday (March 3rd) to demand new taxes on the ultra-wealthy in the upcoming State Budget and press for significant investments in public services that millions of New Yorkers rely on. Representing Educators, K-12 and Higher Ed Professionals, more»

In The Wake Of A Patient-Involved Stabbing That Left Four Injured, Union-Represented Nurses At Ellis Hospital In Schenectady Say ‘More Staffing & Security Is Needed’

Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK) – New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-represented Nurses at Ellis Hospital are sharing their safety concerns in the wake of a patient-involved stabbing and assault that left four people injured last week. And Nurses and NYSNA Representatives said more violent situations could unfold if nothing’s done. Nurses at more»

A Message From The New York State United Teachers Union: For Women's History Month, Celebrate Your Community's Suffragists

Published on Monday, March 2, 2020 in New York State Labor News
NYSUT Editor’s Note: Pictured above - The Our Women's History Month 2000 poster features a detail of "Burning Down the Hall" from "Hear Us Roar 2020: Suffrage Centennial Calendar" by Ann Altman and (ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) - Think globally, highlight locally. Whether you are an Educator in Buffalo, Long Island, more»

To ‘Ensure That Labor Has A Seat At The Table,’ Former New York State AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes Has Been Appointed To New York State Farm Laborers Wage Board

Published on Sunday, March 1, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - A New York State Farm Laborers Wage Board has been convened regarding overtime work for Farm Laborers in the State and to ensure Organized Labor has a seat at the table, Denis Hughes - the former President of the New York State AFL-CIO, has been appointed to serve on this important board. Hughes (pictured above) joined the New York more»

Chipotle Workers In New York City Say Sick Leave Violations ‘Make Them Ill’

Published on Friday, February 28, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - As one Chipotle Worker who was fired after trying to take paid sick days returned to her job earlier this week, 10 others were filing complaints that the restaurant chain violated their rights under New York City’s Paid Sick Leave Law. In a settlement announced by the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection more»

NYSUT ‘Pushes Back On Changes’ To BOCES Programs, Says Boards of Cooperative Educational Services’ ‘Needs Must Be Taken Care Of’ In New York State Budget

Published on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Members and students from BOCES (Boards of Cooperative Educational Services) Programs across New York converged on Albany Wednesday (February 26th) to push back on changes to how BOCES programs are funded. The Statewide Teacher’s Union of 600,000 Members warns the changes could limit more»

Labor Giving Back: In St. Lawrence County, The Union-Backed People Project ‘Makes A Winter Wish Comes True’

Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, NEW YORK) - St. Lawrence County has logged temperatures as low as -17 degrees this Winter - still, hundreds of youngsters have been trudging to and from school with no coats. For many of those students, that travesty is about to change. Retired Ogdensburg Teacher Mary Wills made a wish last Fall and put it in writing - she wished more»

Ithaca’s Gimme! Coffee Workers ‘Show Strength In First Legal Action’ Since Unionizing

Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ITHACA, NEW YORK) -– Gimme! Coffee Workers made their first major show of strength as a Union since its formation in 2017 - successfully arbitrating the reinstatement of an Employee who was deemed to be unfairly demoted. After nine months of back and forth with the company, Rebecca Lespier - a Gimme! Coffee Employee and Union Member, was reinstated more»

Union Membership ‘Is Up’ In New York State

Published on Monday, February 24, 2020 in New York State Labor News
Union-represented Workers accounted for 21% of Wage and Salary Employees in New York State last year, more than twice the national average. There were 1,732,000 Union Members in New York State in 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This is the second-highest Union Membership in the Nation, next to Hawaii. Nationwide, 10.3% of more»

IBEW Strike ‘Travesty’ - Charter/Spectrum ‘Can Continue To Operate Beyond’ Expiring Franchise Agreement

Published on Friday, February 21, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Charter/Spectrum has already survived fines, revocations, default notices and Governor Andrew Cuomo threatening to boot them out of New York State - now, it looks like the Telecom Giant is gearing up to skate past an expiring Franchise Agreement with the City of New York. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3 more»

‘A Race To The Bottom:’ New Report Finds Most New York City Nail Salon Workers Are ‘Being Cheated Out Of Their Proper’ Wages

Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - More than 80% of Nail Salon Workers in the New York Metropolitan Area are being cheated out of their proper wages, according to a report released Tuesday (February 18th) by the New York Nail Salon Worker Association (NYNSWA). The report - Race to the Bottom: Low Prices and Stolen Wages in NY’s Nail Salon Industry - was based on more»

Unionized HuffPost Employees ‘Win Significant Gains’ In Second Contract, Including Across-The-Board Annual Raises Of 3% For ‘All’ Workers

Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The HuffPost Union’s 125-Member Bargaining Unit has ratified their second Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) – a three-year deal that includes significant gains beginning with across-the-board annual raises of 3% for all Workers. The HuffPost Union Bargaining Committee said in a more»

NYSUT Launches Ad Campaign ‘Demanding New Tax On The Ultra-Wealthy To Support' Public Investments

Published on Monday, February 17, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union has launched an ad campaign highlighting the need for new taxes on the ultra-wealthy to raise revenue for critical investments in public education. The campaign feature a series of ads contrasting the growing Income Inequality in New York with the failure to fully fund public schools. more»

CSEA President Mary Sullivan Wins Statewide Election To Lead 300,000-Member Public Workers Union For Four Years

Published on Friday, February 14, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Members across New York State have voted to elect Union President Mary E. Sullivan to continue to lead the Statewide Public Workers Union of 300,000 Members for the next four years. In a voting process overseen by the American Arbitration Association, secret ballots from Union Members more»

In Testimony, NYSUT Says New York State Must Make A Major Investment In K-12 Education To ‘Fund Our Future’

Published on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – In testimony delivered during a New York State Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on K-12 Education, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) President Andy Pallotta said schools statewide need a significant new investment to address issues that range from a lack of Social Workers to Staffing shortages to the loss of critical college more»

Survey Says! Tax The Ultra-Wealthy To ‘Boost’ Revenue - Statewide Union Poll Shows ‘Overwhelming Majority Of New Yorkers Support New Taxes On The Super-Rich’

Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - A new poll by Unions representing Workers across New York shows that an overwhelming majority of New York voters (92%) support new taxes on the ultra-wealthy as the state grapples with a $6.1 billion budget deficit. The survey of 1,000 registered New York voters conducted by Hart Research Associates shows broad support for a Wealth Tax more»

Did You Know That Teamsters Make Girl Scout Cookies Possible?

Published on Monday, February 10, 2020 in New York State Labor News
There are only two bakery factories in all of the U.S. that make and bake the famous Girl Scout Cookies - the Interbake Foods Bakery in North Sioux City, South Dakota and the Little Brownie Bakers Bakery in Louisville, Kentucky - and Teamster Members work at both. “We’ve represented the warehouse, Shipping, Receiving and Bakery Machine more»

New State Law ‘Shortens The Wait Time’ For Striking Workers To Receive Unemployment Benefits

Published on Friday, February 7, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a new State Law that shortens the wait time for striking Workers to receive Unemployment Benefits, which was praised by New York AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento: “This is a ‘huge victory’ for Unionized Workers ‘who until now had to endure an incredible hardship’ by more»

NYSUT ‘Steps Up To Help’ Members In Puerto Rico After ‘Devastating’ Earthquakes

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(PUERTO RICO) - Teacher Maria Velez saved money for decades to be able to buy a house. Six months ago, she accomplished that dream and moved into a new home with her son and daughter, but on January 7th, an earthquake destroyed her house and all her family’s new belongings. Velez managed to rescue her children and the family dog. The next day, her more»

The SLOW Act: Governor Cuomo Announces New Measure To Enhance Highway Worker Safety Is Included In Fiscal Year 2021 Executive Budget

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the Fiscal Year 2021 Executive Budget includes a new measure to implement the Slow Down and Look Out for Highway Workers and Pedestrians Act of 2020, also known as the SLOW Act. This measure imposes tougher criminal penalties for violent actions against Highway Workers and increased safety more»

From Our Friends At The New York State United Teachers Union: Remember These Tax Deductions That Your Union Won For You

Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in New York State Labor News
A reminder for tax season: Thanks to recent Union victories, the Educator Expense Tax Deduction has been renewed for 2018 returns - and there's a new New York State deduction for your Union Dues too. As a result of legislation championed by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union, the New York State AFL-CIO and Unions across the state - which was more»

‘Time Is Running Out’ On New York Governor Cuomo To Sign Prevailing Wage Bills

Published on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – In a little over a week, approximately 4,000 Building Service Workers could either be lifted out of poverty or remain there with or without the stroke of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pen, according to 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Vice President John Santos. “The governor is holding two bills of ours more»

SEIU-Represented Syracuse University Janitor Who Cleaned Racist Graffiti ‘Replaces It With Kindness’ - Keri Courtwright Has Started Putting Up ‘Inspirational Quotes To Counter The Racist Markings She’s Removed’

Published on Friday, January 31, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - Keri Courtwright was working her usual night shift at Syracuse University (SU) last week when she was asked to clean up some racist graffiti. When the janitor read the words - a hateful description of Asians - she felt angry. As she scrubbed the black marker off the wall of a university building, she wondered what she could do to more»

New Jersey Just Passed The ‘First Law In The Nation To Guarantee Severance Pay After Mass Layoffs’ - The Measure ‘Could Tip The Scales In Favor Of Keeping Stores & Factories Open & People Employed’

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(TRENTON, NEW JERSEY) - The New Jersey State Legislature has given final approval to a bill that would make it the first state in the country to guarantee severance pay in the wake of mass layoffs. The bill ensures Workers at big companies have to be paid at least a week’s wages for every year of work. It now sits on the desk of Governor Phil more»

NABET-CWA-Represented Employees At Radio Stations In Watertown & Massena Win Jobs, Back Pay In North Country Radio Case

Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(WATERTOWN, NEW YORK) - The Union representing Employees at radio stations in Watertown and Massena has won a victory. An Administrative Law Judge has ruled in favor of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET)-Communications Workers of America (CWA) and has ordered Stephens Media Group to rehire Employees in both Watertown more»

RWDSU/UFCW Local 338-Represented Cannabis Workers Employed At Vireo Health New York Ratify New Three-Year Contract - Workers Win ‘Significant Wage Increases & Additional Time Off’

Published on Monday, January 27, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(FLUSHING, NEW YORK) – Union-represented Cannabis Workers employed at Vireo Health New York have ratified a new three-year contract, which provides them with “significant wage increases and additional time off,” Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU)/United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 338 Officials have announced. more»

The Philadelphia Federation Of Teachers ‘Leads The On-Going Fight For Healthy Schools’ By Taking Legal Action Over The School District’s Handling Of Asbestos Exposure In A Number Of City School Buildings

Published on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' (PFT) Union is taking legal action over the district's handling of asbestos exposure in school buildings. Earlier this month, the Philadelphia School District said 174 of 214 schools have asbestos somewhere inside the building. Officials said asbestos only poses a health threat once more»

New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento ‘Applauds’ Governor Cuomo’s Commitment To Protect Gig Economy Workers

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Testifying before the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Labor during a public hearing that was held on Workers in the Gig Economy in December, New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento stressed to lawmakers that it is imperative Workers in the Gig Economy be considered Employees and must not be left behind when it more»

NYSUT ‘Applauds’ Results Of New Statewide Graduation Rate, ‘But Underscores The Fact That More State Funding Is Needed To Ensure Those Graduation Rates Continue Rising’

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union is applauding the hard work of Educators and students across New York as the graduation rate for students statewide increased yet again last school year, and also recognized that more progress has been made toward addressing the achievement gap between African-American and Hispanic more»

How About This? – New Study Shows Electricians Are The ‘Sexiest’ Tradesman, Getting The Most Matches On Tinder

Published on Monday, January 20, 2020 in New York State Labor News
With Tinder at its most popular, the team at Anchor Pumps conducted a study to find which Trade job people were most inclined to swipe right for. Different professions can be extremely character-revealing and it is definitely one of the biggest conversation starters. While many wouldn’t judge someone based on their occupation, it is human nature to more»

Labor Perspective From Communications Workers of America District 3 Vice President Richard Honeycutt: As A Union Leader, I've Learned ‘One Big Lesson’ - ‘Workers Can't Just Rely On Promises From CEOs’

Published on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in New York State Labor News
Some say the era of corporate accountability is here, pointing to statements like the one put out by the Business Roundtable in which executives from companies like JPMorgan Chase, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, and Walmart affirmed their commitment to doing right by customers, Employees and the communities in which they work. But the truth is that more»

NYSUT Kicks Off Statewide ‘Fund Our Future’ Bus Tour ‘To Call For Full Funding’ Of Schools

Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) is kicking off a seven-week Fund Our Future statewide bus tour in order to draw attention to the severe impact a lack of state funding has had on schools across New York and the need for new revenues to tackle educational inequality, and other pressing needs. Speaking at a kickoff event at the more»

UFT Members & Their Students ‘Ring In The New Year, Spread Green’ Message

Published on Friday, January 10, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - It’s not usually a good thing to “drop the ball,” but in the name of science, students and a pair of their environmentally-active Public School Teachers did just that when they pushed the button to drop the iconic Waterford Crystal ball in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. When the Times Square Alliance decided to more»

New York State AFL-CIO Runs Digital Ad Campaign To Win Protections For App-Based Workers

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State AFL-CIO is running a digital ad campaign to raise awareness to the fact that Workers in the Gig Economy are lacking the same basic Worker Protections as all other Workers. The targeted digital ads are part of the State Labor Federation’s campaign to get legislation passed that will ensure App-Based Workers are more»