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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»

NYSUT Gets Ready To Celebrate Black History Month By Focusing A Spotlight On Letitia "Tish" James, The First African-American, And First Women, Ever Elected To Serve As Attorney General Of The State Of New York

Published on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Letitia “Tish” James is the 67th Attorney General of New York State. She became the first African-American, and the first woman, elected to the position in 2018 and the first African-American woman elected to statewide office in New York. Prior to being elected Attorney General, James served as the Public Advocate for the more»

NYSUT Salutes 97 Teachers Who Achieved ‘Gold Standard’ National Certification

Published on Monday, January 6, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union is congratulating 97 Teachers from across the state who’ve earned National Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the “gold standard” in the education profession. In total, New York is home to 2,115 National Board Certified more»

Cuomo Vetoes Wage Theft Protections - Governor “Wholeheartedly” Supported Its Intent, But ‘Objected’ Legislation Would Allow Workers/State To Put A Lien On Employers’ Property ‘Before’ Courts/State Agencies Issued Judgment Against Them

Published on Friday, January 3, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has quietly vetoed a bill that would have allowed Workers to put liens on the property of employers they’ve accused of Wage Theft. The Securing Wages Earned Against Theft (SWEAT) Bill, passed by the New York State Legislature last June, would have established an “Employee’s Lien” to more»

New York State ‘Phasing Out’ Tipped Wages In 'Miscellaneous' Industries - Change Will Bring Such Impacted Employees As Hairdressers & Parking Attendants Up To The Standard Minimum Wage

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State Department of Labor will issue an order bringing some Tipped Employees, such as Hairdressers and Car Wash Workers, up to the standard Minimum Wage, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced. The change will impact more than 70,000 people across multiple fields, including Valet Parking Attendants, Nail Salon Workers and more»

Chipotle Accused Of Violating U.S. Labor Law On Union Organizing

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The General Counsel of a U.S. Labor Agency has accused Chipotle Mexican Grill of violating U.S. Labor Law. The Mexican fast-casual restaurant chain is charged with allegedly firing an employee in New York in retaliation for complaining about workplace problems and trying to organize with a union. The office of the General Counsel of the more»

Minimum Wage Set To Increase In New York State

Published on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in New York State Labor News
Workers across New York State are getting ready to see their paychecks increase. The Minimum Wage will increase from $13.50 to $15 an hour on Tuesday (December 31st) for small businesses in New York City with 10 or fewer Employees. Larger New York City businesses are already required to pay Workers $15 an hour. Long Island and Westchester County will more»

Governor Cuomo Unveils 12th Proposal Of 2020 State Of The State: Making The New York Buy American Act ‘Permanent’

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled the 12th proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda - making the New York Buy American Act permanent. The Buy American Act requires all structural steel and structural iron used in all State road and bridge construction projects with contracts worth more than $1 million to be made in America. The more»

New York State Attorney General, NYC’s Comptroller & 32BJ SEIU Leadership ‘Return More Than’ $400,000 In ‘Recovered Wages To Underpaid’ Building Service Workers

Published on Monday, December 23, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York State Attorney General Letitia James, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President Kyle Bragg have distributed more than $400,000 in back wages - plus interest, to 11 Building Service Employees. “There is ‘zero tolerance for cheating Workers out of more»

Report Says Nearly 20% Of Workers Are ‘Illegally Fired’ For Union Activity

Published on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in New York State Labor News
Employers are increasingly preventing Employees from forming Unions in the workplace, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a Left-Leaning Think Tank. What’s more, the report finds, many of these efforts are illegal. Employers were found with violating Federal Law in roughly 42% of all Union Election Campaigns, with 20% more»

Labor Perspective From Harvard Law School & Worklife Program/Director Of State & Local Enforcement Project Director Terri Gerstein: When ‘Anti-Immigrant Mania Endangers’ Public Safety…

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in New York State Labor News
What happens when loathing for Immigrants reflexively trumps all other concerns? We learned one answer to this question when a crucial witness to the Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans was deported to his native Honduras. The witness, Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma, had reported job site dangers to his supervisors before the collapse, which killed three more»

‘That Ain’t Right:’ Rutgers University Teachers ‘Wait More Than 12 Months For Contract While Football Coach Strikes $32 Million Deal’

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY) - Teachers at Rutgers University are frustrated that they’ve been working to get new contracts for over a year while the school’s football coach got a deal within days. Greg Schiano, who returned to coach the team he led from 2001 to 2011, received a contract worth $32 million, along with several perks - including a more»

Think There’s ‘No Opportunity’ For Women In The Building Trades? ‘Then Think Again’ - Bridge Crew ‘Gets The Job Done With A Lot Of Woman Power’

Published on Monday, December 16, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - Maria Coronado has building in her blood. Her Grandmother was a World War II Riveter and her Grandfather a life-long Woodworker. Coronado, who grew up learning how to bake bread as skillfully as she knew how to fix a combustion engine, was often the only Woman on a site to wield a hammer when she started in construction in more»

Unions & Their Members ‘Fighting For Better Communities:’ Long Island Local Teachers Union Works Hard ‘To Get Bond Act Passed For Safer & Healthier’ Schools In Greenport

Published on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in New York State Labor News
New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Editor’s Note: Water damage and disrepair are common sights in classrooms in the Greenport Union Free School District. On Tuesday (December 17th), voters will cast their ballots on a $17 million Capital Improvement Plan. (Photo Provided) (GREENPORT, NEW YORK) - Throughout the hallways of the Greenport more»

United University Professions Releases NY25: A Vision For SUNY And For New York

Published on Thursday, December 12, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP) has released NY25, a bold, wide-ranging proposal for the State University of New York (SUNY) with attainable goals to keep SUNY accessible and promote the health of all New Yorkers, while positioning SUNY to lead the state’s transition to a sustainable future by 2025. “NY25 is a more»

The Story Of Labor In New York & What It Requires Of Us - ‘City Of Workers, City Of Struggle’ At The Museum Of The City Of New York ‘Tracks The Evolution’ Of The Labor Movement ‘As An Unpredictable Passage Of Pitfalls & Switchbacks’

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The art exhibition City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York, mounted at the Museum of the City of New York, does almost everything it needs to do in telling the story of a critical mass movement that micro-cosmically mirrors the large forces that have shaped the Nation’s Economic and Political History. more»

“The Union ‘Provides Me With A Living Wage Job - That Is The ‘Bread’ Part For Me And Working On Art Projects Is The ‘Roses’ Part Of Life’” - New Public Art Created By Union Electricians Now On Display At Long Island City’s Socrates Sculpture Park

Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(LONG ISLAND CITY) - Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City has hosted extraordinary pieces of art since a coalition of artists and community members transformed an East River landfill and illegal dumpsite into an open studio and exhibition space in 1986. But of the 15 sculptures that are currently on display as part of the 2019 Socrates Annual, only more»

UNION FEVER - Local Organizing ‘Is Spreading In Ithaca’

Published on Monday, December 9, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ITHACA, NEW YORK) - After a prolonged era of falling Labor Union interest and participation, it appears Workers’ organizing efforts are gaining momentum, both nationally and locally. A wave of Unionization efforts has appeared in Tompkins County, most notably over the last year or two, which has seen a wide range of Workers from Adjunct Faculty at more»

SUNY Adirondack To Create Associate Degree For Pipefitter Trades - Program Grew Out Of Discussions With The UA Plumbers & Pipefitters Union

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(QUEENSBURY, NEW YORK) – The State University at New York (SUNY) Adirondack is proposing a new program that would allow local Apprentices in the Plumbing and Pipefitting Trade to earn an Associate Degree that could help them advance in their careers. The Community College’s Board of Trustees recently voted to approve the proposal for a more»

NYSUT Calls For ‘Full Funding’ Of Foundation Aid Formula At Manhattan Senate Hearing

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) is calling on the state to fully fund the Foundation Aid formula and provide the $3.4 billion in aid owed to schools statewide as part of testimony during a state Senate public hearing on Foundation Aid that was held in Manhattan. NYSUT President Andy Pallotta testified that while the Union more»

“We Are Not Robots!” - Amazon Hit By Black Friday Strikes & Protests Across Europe As Part Of Long-Running Battle For ‘Better Pay & Working Conditions’

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ACROSS EUROPE) - Amazon was targeted by a United Kingdom-wide protest organized to coincide with Black Friday and Cyber Monday - demanding an end to appalling working conditions. In another blow, hundreds of Amazon Employees at its distribution centers across Germany walked out amid a long-simmering battle for better pay. Trade Union GMB coordinated the more»

‘Ruthless Quotas ‘At Amazon ‘Are Maiming’ Employees - This Holiday Season, Amazon Will Move Millions Of Packages At ‘Dizzying Speed’ While Internal Injury Reports Suggest ‘All That Convenience Is Coming At The Expense Of Worker Safety’

Published on Friday, November 29, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(EASTVALE, CALIFORNIA) - When Candice Dixon showed up for her first day of work at an Amazon warehouse in Eastvale she stepped into a wonder of automation, efficiency and speed. Inside the sprawling four-story building in Southern California’s Inland Empire, hundreds of squat orange robots whizzed across the floor, carrying tall yellow racks. As a more»

Airlines Food Catering Workers Protest At Major Airports Across The Country: 60 Arrested At JFK In New York City & Another 39 At Philadelphia Airport

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - More than 1,000 UNITE HERE Members and supporters jammed a traffic island at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday (November 26th), loudly chanting that American Airlines’ food contractors should give their Workers a raise and decent health care. The protest was one of 16 at major National Airports on behalf of 20,000 more»

Union vs. Non-Union Workers: Which Construction Sites Are Safer? Study Show Union Construction Workers In NYC Were ‘Five Times Less Likely’ To Suffer A Fatal Accidents Than Non-Union Workers

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) -The Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA) has released new statistics it says show Union Construction Workers in New York City were five times less likely to suffer a fatal accident last year than their Non-Union counterparts. The BTEA report says 85% of construction fatalities in 2018 occurred at the hands of Non-Union more»

Google Just Hired A Union-Busting Firm

Published on Sunday, November 24, 2019 in New York State Labor News
In the midst of Employee unrest, Google has turned to a Union-Busting company. The New York Times reports: Google has hired an Anti-Union Consulting Firm to advise management as it deals with widespread Worker unrest, including accusations that it has retaliated against (Union) Organizers of a global walkout and cracked down on dissent inside the more»

AFSCME-Represented New York 911 Operator Honored With Statewide Award

Published on Friday, November 22, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 66 Member Loretta Anderson (Pictured Above/AFSCME Council 66 Photo) does a tough job in stressful circumstances as a Community Service Officer (CSO) for the City of New Rochelle where she answers 911 calls from people in distress and dispatches more»

As Thanksgiving Travel ‘Ramps Up,’ UNITE HERE ‘Plans Protests’ At JFK & Several Other Airports Across The County ‘In The Latest Effort To Secure Improvements In’ Pay, Health Care & Working Conditions For Airport Caterers

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Airline Trade Group Airlines For America says Thanksgiving holiday air travel will be the heaviest ever this year, with about three million passengers on each of the five heaviest days between Tuesday, November 26th and Sunday, December 1st. But on Tuesday, a lot of the projected 2.8 million passengers are going to see Airport Labor more»

Working To Empower Union Women: NYSUT Women’s Committee Aims At ‘Nurturing The Next Generation’ Of Female Union Leaders

Published on Monday, November 18, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - To chart its course for the year ahead, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Women’s Committee will meet November 15th and 16th under the theme EmpowerHER at the Statewide Teachers Union’s headquarters in Albany. Rollout of the NYSUT Sisterhood Grant, which offers funding for NYSUT Members to start local Women’s more»

Rebuild NY Now Pushes For State Funds That Are ‘Desperately Needed To Fix New York State’s Infrastructure Crisis’ - Labor Leaders Speak Out In Syracuse: “Crumbling Roads And Bridges ‘Are Bad For The Economy And Dangerous For All’ New Yorkers.”

Published on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - With a staggering one in eight Central New York bridges rated in poor condition, Rebuild NY Now joined Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Magnarelli, a host of Labor Leaders, clergy and advocates in Syracuse on Friday (November 15th) to call for more funding in the 2020 State Budget to fix New York’s infrastructure more»

Uber Hit With $650 Million Employment Tax Bill In New Jersey - Authorities Allege Ride-Sharing Company Has Been ‘Misclassifying’ Drivers As ‘Independent Contractors’

Published on Friday, November 15, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY) - Uber Technologies Incorporated owes New Jersey about $650 million in Unemployment and Disability Insurance Taxes because the ride-share company has been misclassifying Drivers as Independent Contractors, the state’s Labor Department said. Uber and subsidiary Rasier LLC were assessed $523 million in past due taxes over the more»

The National AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Announces It Is Investing $52 Million In The Bronx Betances Senior Apartments Complex

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(BRONX, NEW YORK) – The National AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping finance the $98 million new construction of the Betances Senior Development in the Bronx. “When Building Trades’ Pension Capital is used to finance 100% Union-built developments in New York City, our pension funds get stronger. When the project also more»

‘Huge Effort Pays Off’ For NYSUT Union Members In New York State Elections 2019

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ACROSS THE STATE OF NEW YORK) - In the early morning hours after the polls on Election night 2019, the New York State United Teachers’ (NYSUT) Leadership Team tweeted thanks to “all who did the right thing at the polls,” and gave a shout out to those who took advantage of the new, NYSUT-backed Early Voting Law. “Extra special more»

Labor Perspective From New York City Building Trades President Gary LaBarbera & NYC Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez: ‘Winds Of Change’ On Staten Island - Bring A New Turbine Logistics Center To Arthur Kill Terminal

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in New York State Labor News
The New York Daily News’ Editor’s Note: Gary LaBarbera is President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York and Vincent Alvarez is President of the New York City AFL-CIO Central Labor Council. A landmark renewable energy opportunity has arrived for New York, giving us the chance to accelerate our clean energy more»

A Movement Every Construction Union Across The United States Can Get Behind: Nevada Laborers Union Works To Curb Opioid Abuse

Published on Monday, November 11, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) - According to a 2017 study, Construction Workers were among the most susceptible to opioid abuse due to occupational hazards. In Southern Nevada, Laborers Local 872 saw those issues arising years ago and decided to take action. Tommy White, who serves as Secretary-Treasurer of Local 872, said: “We started looking at it way back more»

New Auburn Health Care Union ‘Blasts’ Group Practice, Hospital Over Lack Of A Contract After 17 Bargaining Sessions - Health Care Workers Want Union Rights, A Fair Contract & Respect In The Workplace

Published on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(AUBURN, NEW YORK) - A new Health Care Union looking to get an agreement finalized with Auburn Community Hospital said its Members are not receiving fair wages or treatment. Employees at Multi-Specialty Group Practice Auburn Memorial Medical Services (AMMS), which is affiliated with Auburn Community Hospital, started a Bargaining Unit under the 1199 more»

Fighting Company Union Busters, Birnie Bus Workers In Utica Seek Union Representation – Inadequate Pay & Alleged Unsafe Working Conditions Spurring The Workers On, Vote Scheduled For Friday

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(UTICA, NEW YORK) - Dwyer Avenue in Utica was recently peppered with horn-honking and sign-waving as a group of Birnie Bus Staff at the company’s Utica site sought support for their wish to Unionize. Workers said they have tried multiple times to get Birnie Bus management to address safety concerns, such as a lack of Bus Monitors, but their pleas more»

During A Visit To Rome, New York - American Federation Of Teachers President Randi Weingarten Says ‘The Impact Of The Rise In Poverty’ On Students Has Left Public School Teachers As ‘First Responders’

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ROME, NEW YORK) - The impact of the rise in poverty on students has left Public School Teachers as “First Responders,” American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten said on a recent visit to a high school in Rome. Through the AFT’s Innovation Fund, she announced $350,000 in further support for the community schools more»

For The First Time In More Than 25 Years, CSEA Has A New President - Following The Retirement Of Long-Time President Danny Donohue, Executive VP Mary E. Sullivan Is Sworn-In As President Of The Statewide Public Employees Union

Published on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in New York State Labor News
Pictured Above: Mary E. Sullivan (on the left) takes her oath of office, administered by Civil Service Employees Association Capital Region Treasurer Shana Davis. (ALBANY, NEW YORK) - For the first time in more than 25 years, the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), one of New York’s largest and most influential Labor Unions, has a new more»

In New York City, Housing Works Employees Walk Off The Job To Demand Their Concerns Be Heard - Including Their Desire To Be Unionized

Published on Friday, November 1, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Earlier this week, Workers across Housing Works’ New York City locations walked off the job to demand the non-profit hear their workplace concerns and to demand management allow them to form a Union - free of intimidation. More than 100 Workers gathered at Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza to speak out about the working conditions more»

New York City’s Working Theater: ‘Where Workers’ Voices Take Center Stage’

Published on Thursday, October 31, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York City’s Working Theater celebrates its 35th year of producing plays for, about and with Working People - with its deep connections in the Labor Movement, striving for positive representations of Working People on its stages. Some of their most acclaimed works have been La Ruta, which was an immersive theater experience more»

Dozens Of NYSUT Member ‘Pipeline’ Candidates Are On The November Ballot Across New York State

Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) - Continuing a trend that has been building for years, 53 candidates who came through the New York State United Teachers’ (NYSUT) Pipeline Training Program are currently running for local offices in the November 5th elections across the State. The Pipeline Program provides extensive training and support for Working People who more»

Working People’s History: Looking Back At The Birth Of What Would Become The Civil Service Employees Association Here In New York State

Published on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK STATE) - During the early 20th Century, the New York State Civil Service System was full of corruption and favoritism, and many State Agencies also operated without a strong central authority. This era was also marked by people not only fighting to end such corruption by establishing regulatory reforms, but fighting for improvements to living and more»

Netflix To Bargain With IATSE For First Company-Wide Film & TV Contract

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA) - Netflix has agreed to negotiate a first company-wide contract with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the Union representing the industry’s below-the-line Workers. Up until now, the giant streaming service has dealt only with the Union through third-party companies that have signed more»