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Construction Industry Council Of Westchester & Hudson Valley ‘Hails Responsible And Responsive' NYS Budget - Group Says Governor Cuomo's Plan Will Get Workers Back On Payroll, Road-Improvement Projects Back On Track

Published on Monday, January 25, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK) - The Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley Incorporated is hailing Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed 2021-22 State Budget as "another clear example of the administration's commitment to revitalize New York's dynamism." "We applaud the Governor's call to fully fund the second year of the ($11.9 billion), more»

Despite The Coronavirus Pandemic, The Percentage Of Union Membership Increases Across New York State

Published on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - New Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data finds the percentage of Workers across New York State who belong to Unions grew a full percentage point from 21% in 2019 to 22% in 2020. “New York State continues to be among the states with the highest Union Membership Rates in the country,” said New York State AFL-CIO Mario more»

NY HERO Act Reaches New York State Senate Floor With ‘Moral Imperative’

Published on Friday, January 22, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State Senate Labor Committee voted 10-to-1 to send a landmark COVID-Safety Bill to the floor on Tuesday (January 19th) - not a moment too soon, says the coalition advocating it. The measure, the New York Health and Essential Rights (NY HERO) Act, would “give enforceable standards and protections to Workers across the more»

United University Professions President Says His Union Of 42,000 Academic & Professional Faculty Across New York State “Staunchly Opposes” Governor Cuomo’s Proposed 2021-22 Executive Budget

Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – United University Professions (UUP) President Frederick Kowal, whose statewide Union represents 42,000 Academic & Professional Faculty, “staunchly opposes” Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2021-2022 New York State Executive Budget. Kowal - who heads the Nation's largest Higher Education Union, with more than more»

United Probation Officers Association ‘Challenges Ongoing Discrimination Against’ Women of Color

Published on Monday, January 18, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Members of the United Probation Officers Association (UPOA) have filed a Class Action Lawsuit against the City of New York and its Department of Probation for alleged discriminatory practices towards Women of Color. The lawsuit includes former Employees going back three years before 2021, according to the Kurland Group, a law firm more»

Two New York State Unions Sue Over Paid Coronavirus Quarantine Leave

Published on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) and the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) have both filed lawsuits regarding their Members’ access to paid Coronavirus Quarantine Leave. PEF is suing three state agencies: the Department of Civil Service (DCS); the more»

Governor Cuomo’s State of the State, Part IV: A $306 Billion Infrastructure Plan

Published on Friday, January 15, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo saved the biggest for last in his four-day State of the State Address - a largest-in-the-Nation $306 billion Infrastructure Construction Program. The proposals he broadly outlined Thursday (January 14th) are heavily focused on New York City, and lacking in details on who’d pick up the tab, more»

The New York State AFL-CIO’s 2021 Legislative Agenda

Published on Thursday, January 14, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York State AFL-CIO, whose Member Unions combine to represent 2.5 million Unions Members in the Public and Private Sectors and in the Building Trades, has unveiled its 2021 Legislative Agenda. It includes, among others: Protecting Essential Workers and providing support for all Workers through the COVID-19 Pandemic; more»

For Health Care Workers, The Pandemic ‘Is Fueling Renewed Interest’ In Unions

Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in New York State Labor News
In September, after six months of exhausting work battling the Coronavirus Pandemic, Nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina voted to Unionize. The vote passed with 70%, a high margin of victory in a historically Anti-Union State, according to academic experts who study Labor Movements. The Nurses had originally filed paperwork to hold more»

Do Unions ‘Actually Make’ Workplaces ‘Safer?’ According To Several Studies, The Answer Is ‘Yes!’

Published on Sunday, January 10, 2021 in New York State Labor News
Workers deserve safe and fair working conditions, but before Labor Unions, they didn’t have much power to negotiate for such conditions. Today, Labor Unions have huge sway over workplace safety standards, for Unionized and Non-Unionized Workers alike. And if a company wants to thrive, it will have to be willing to come to the negotiating table. more»

United University Professions Urge The Use Of SUNY Students, Staff, Campuses To Speed Up Vaccinations

Published on Friday, January 8, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The State University of New York (SUNY) - its students, faculty and Staff and facilities - should be immediately used to rapidly administer the millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses New Yorkers will need to be protected from the pandemic ravaging the U.S., United University Professions (UUP) President Fred Kowal says. Kowal, whose Union more»

“We ‘Knew We Needed More A More Powerful Voice In The Workplace And A Union Was The Only Way We Were Going To Get It’” - Emergency Medical Services Workers In Onondaga County Join The Civil Service Employees Association

Published on Thursday, January 7, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(CLAY, NEW YORK) - Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Workers employed at the not-for-profit, private sector Northern Onondaga Volunteer Ambulance (NOVA), Incorporated have overwhelmingly voted to Go Union with the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA). The Workers provide first response services in several Northern Onondaga County communities. In the more»

Stronger Unions ‘Means Stronger’ Communities - How Unions ‘Build Strength Through’ Engagement With Their Communities

Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in New York State Labor News
Now, maybe more than ever before, Labor Unions need all the support they can get to defend themselves and build up Memberships because today’s political climate has been devastating for workers’ rights. Anti-Union legislation like right-To-Work (for less) Laws, blows to collective bargaining and the spread of misinformation about Unions is more»

“There Are Sacrifices Being Made By All” - Saratoga Springs City Council Approves Concessions From Seven Unions ‘In Face Of City’s Dire Financial Conditions’ Caused By The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Sunday, January 3, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK) — The Saratoga Springs City Council has approved agreements with the seven Labor Unions representing City Employees that will postpone their negotiated 2021 raises because of the city’s dire financial condition. The agreements, which are expected to save the city $1 million in 2021, were approved by a vote of more»

"Calling For Additional Closures Further Jeopardizes The Safety Of NYSCOPBA Members And The Inmate Population,” Statewide Corrections Officers Union Responds To Cuomo Administration’s Plan To Shut 3 Upstate Prisons

Published on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The Cuomo Administration has decided to shut three Upstate New York prisons as the state's fiscal crisis deepens and the population of inmates wanes. State Officials confirmed the Clinton Correctional Facility Annex in Dannemora, Gowanda in Western New York and the Watertown Correctional Facility in Jefferson County will all be closed more»

Rochester MAPP Training Program ‘Provides A Career In The Trades To Underserved Communities Of Color’

Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - There's a lot of talk about helping those who are less fortunate break the cycle of poverty, but the Rochester Multi-Craft Apprenticeship Preparation Program (MAPP) is actually getting it done. "MAPP ‘is the beginning of generational wealth,’" said Executive Director Kereem Berry, who's also a member of Rochester more»

“We Are Confident Dr. Cardona Will Bring With Him A Commitment To Serving All Students” - UUP President Praises Selection Of Dr. Miguel Cardona As U.S. Secretary of Education In The New Biden Administration

Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – United University Professions (UUP) President Fred Kowal is praising the selection of Dr. Miguel Cardona as U.S. Secretary of Education under the new Biden Administration, saying, in part: “We are confident Dr. Cardona will bring with him a commitment to serving all students.” UUP is the Nation's largest Higher more»

Labor Perspective From NYU School Of Law Fellow Jackson Gandour: Amazon Unionization Effort ‘Spotlights Need for U.S. Labor Reform’ - Federal Law ‘Should Enable Workers to Fight for Better Working Conditions’

Published on Sunday, December 27, 2020 in New York State Labor News
It is hard to imagine a less hospitable environment in the United States for Workers to organize than in the State of Alabama, where law there seriously curtails Unions, but that is exactly what a group of Amazon Warehouse Employees in Bessemer, Alabama are attempting. In November, they notified the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) of their intent to more»

CSEA Members Take On Snow, Ice & COVID

Published on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(CICERO, NEW YORK) - It’s that time of year again when Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Members, including those employed by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) and local highway departments, will face the yearly challenges of snow and ice season. But while crews will face normal problems such as staffing issues, fatigue more»

“This Is A ‘Historic Event’” - The New York City Council Staff Union Becomes The ‘First’ Legislative Union In New York State

Published on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The first sector of New York City Council Staffers have been voluntarily recognized as a Union, which its Members say makes it the first Legislative Staff Union in the State of New York. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson recognized 23 Financial Analysts as a part of the newly-formed Association of Legislative Employees (ALE) earlier this more»

A Change To The Tompkins County IDA ‘Provides Better’ Labor Representation - Resolution Removes One Legislature Seat From The IDA & Replaces It With A Seat Designated For A Local Labor Rep

Published on Monday, December 21, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ITHACA, NEW YORK) - Some changes were made to the composition of the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (TCIDA) at the county’s most recent Legislature meeting. The resolution removed one legislature seat from the IDA and replaces it with a seat designated for a local Labor Representative. The change ensures Labor has representation in more»

New York State Labor Supports Governor Cuomo’s Action To ‘Stave Off’ Layoffs Brought About By The Coronavirus Fiscal Crisis

Published on Sunday, December 20, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Andrew Cuomo huddled virtually with New York State Labor Leaders last week to discuss the gravity of New York’s pandemic-fueled fiscal crisis as he and lawmakers struggle to close a massive hole in next year’s budget. “The governor’s message was, ‘Things are dire. I’m going to need your more»

Five Rochester Union Women Highlighted In Rochester Woman Online Magazine!

Published on Friday, December 18, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - We just finished an election many people considered the election of their lifetime and at the same time most of us are happy our Social Media accounts and televisions are now free of election ads – but one thing candidates emphasized in those ads was any endorsement received from a Labor Union. Rochester Woman Online decided more»

The NYS AFL-CIO Executive Board Adopts Its 2021 Legislative Agenda, Focuses On ‘Putting In Place Protections’ For Essential Workers & ‘Providing Support For All’ Workers ‘Who Continue To Suffer’ As A Result Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State AFL-CIO Executive Board has unanimously passed Labor’s 2021 Legislative Agenda, which focuses on lifting up Working People by putting in place protections for Essential Workers and providing support for all Workers who continue to suffer as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Labor’s priorities also more»

Calling It “Shortsighted,” NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento Says Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt Is “Wrong” To Postpone A Scheduled State Minimum Wage Increase - ‘Especially In The Middle Of Battling A Pandemic’

Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento says Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt is “wrong” to ask Governor Andrew Cuomo to put a hold on a scheduled State Minimum Wage increase - especially in the middle of battling a pandemic. In a released statement, Cilento said: Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt and GOP more»

Update On The ‘Expertise Project’ & A ‘Call To Action From The Workforce Development Institute For Employers & Unions In The Manufacturing & Construction Sectors

Published on Sunday, December 13, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(TROY, NEW YORK) - The Expertise Project is a Troy-based New York benefit corporation that is building a career discovery process to shrink the awareness gap by exposing students to local careers via video. Imagine if every high school sophomore had access to 1,000 videos that featured professionals living and working within an hour's drive from their more»

“He Was The Kind Of Driver Who Really Connected With The Kids” - AFSCME & CSEA Mourns The Loss Of Washingtonville School District Unit President Andy Sanchez, Who Died From Injuries Sustained In A School Bus Crash

Published on Friday, December 11, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(THE VILLAGE OF WASHINGTONVILLE, NEW YORK) – The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) is mourning the loss of CSEA Member and former Washingtonville School District Unit President Andy Sanchez, who died last week from injuries sustained in a school bus crash the more»

New Rochelle Nurses Rally After Montefiore/New Rochelle Hospital ‘Locks Out Dozens Who Went Out On Strike’ - Nurses Angry That Dozens Of Nurses Have Not Been Allowed Back, Even Though Strike Is Now Over

Published on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK) - Nurses at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital spoke out Tuesday (December 8th), angry that dozens of Nurses have not been allowed back to work following a two-day Strike last week. When contract talks stalled between the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and Montefiore, the Nurses staged the Strike calling for safer staffing more»

Labor Unions ‘Push Back’ Against A ‘Second’ Home Tax

Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Two heavy-hitter Labor Unions are joining an effort to oppose a measure that would add a tax surcharge on second homes in New York City. 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York are among the groups in a new coalition formed to push back against the proposal, more»

Nurses Protest Staffing Shortages That ‘Negatively Impact’ Patient Safety During Two Days Of Strikes At Montefiore Hospitals In New Rochelle & Albany

Published on Sunday, December 6, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY & NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK) - The day before 2,200 Nurses at two medical facilities in New Rochelle and Albany - which are run by the Montefiore Health System, launched a two-day walkout on December 1st, Hospital Spokesman Marcos Crespo issued a statement charging the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) was "striking because they want the more»

Strikes By Thousands Of Nurses In Upstate New York Against Inadequate Safety Measures & Low Wages Come To An End, ‘But There May Be More Across The Country In The Coming Weeks’

Published on Friday, December 4, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(UPSTATE NEW YORK) - Strikes by thousands of Nurses represented by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) in Upstate New York against inadequate safety measures and low wages ended Wednesday (December 2nd), at the same time that U.S. hospitalizations surpassed 100,000 for the first time during the Coronavirus Pandemic and as health officials expect more»

United University Professions Issues Safety Guidelines For The Spring 2021 Semester

Published on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP) has released Spring Semester safety guidelines to stem the spread of Coronavirus on campus and in area communities once classes restart in February. In its report: United University Professions - Guidelines for Spring 2021: Keeping Our Campuses Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Union calls on more»

Nearly 200 Seasonal Seneca Foods Workers In Livingston County ‘Go Union’ With The International Association Of Machinists

Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(LEICESTER, NEW YORK) - More than 193 Seasonal Employees at Seneca Foods Vegetable Processing Facility in the Livingston County Town of Leicester have voted to Go Union and join the International Association of Machinists (IAM). This organizing campaign accomplished something relatively unheard of, filing for a Union Election with just 30% of the more»

“One Voice ‘Is A Whisper - Thousands Is A Roar’” - Find Out How Social Media Helped CSEA ‘Turn A Layoff Tide’ In The City Of Long Beach

Published on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(CITY OF LONG BEACH, NEW YORK) - When Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) City of Long Beach Unit Members were faced with layoffs at the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic earlier this year, Social Media made a major difference in lessening the effect of the layoffs, including several positions being restored. During a virtual plenary session at the more»

"A Pandemic ‘Is Not A Time For Understaffing Or Cutting Corners’ - NYSNA-Represented Nurses Target The Albany Medical Center For A December 1st Strike Over "Atrocious Staffing" Levels And "Substandard PPE"

Published on Sunday, November 29, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Nurses represented by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) at the Albany Medical Center have announced plan to go on Strike for one day on December 1st over "atrocious staffing" levels and "substandard PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)" and other conditions that they believe undercuts safe patient care and threatens more»

Nurses Warn Of 2-Day Strike At Montefiore Hospital Over ‘Stalled’ Contract Talks As New Report ‘Reveals Chronic Understaffing & Patient Care Issues’ At New Rochelle Medical Facility

Published on Friday, November 27, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK) - Engage in contract talks or watch us walk, that's the message Nurses at New Rochelle Hospital have delivered to Montefiore leadership. Nurses have given Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital a 10-day notice that they will Strike for two days starting December 1st unless Montefiore moved on contract negotiations that have stalled for more»

Unions Reach Deal To Put Actors ‘Back To Work’ - Deal Allows Actors Equity Members To Stream Live Shows

Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - When someone thinks of an Actor, they usually think of a millionaire blockbuster movie star, but the reality is that the vast majority of Actors and Actresses are people that you never heard of or whom you don’t recognize. Many of them are struggling just like everyone else to get by. They do commercials, voice-over work, are on more»

United University Professions Supports The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act

Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), which has made a strong push to increase renewable energy sources and reduce carbon emissions at the State University of New York (SUNY), has endorsed House Resolution 763 - the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act of 2019. UUP President Frederick Kowal - whose Statewide Union represents more»

Black Friday Is November 27th & The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Is ‘Asking For Public Cooperation To Keep Both Retail Workers & The Public Safe’

Published on Monday, November 23, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - As Black Friday (November 27th) approaches amidst the still-raging COVID-19 Pandemic, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) President Stuart Appelbaum is asking for public cooperation in keeping both Retail Workers and the public safe: Retail Workers experience heightened stress and pressure during the Holiday Season, even more»

As Racism Plagues Health Care, Unions ‘Offer A Treatment’ - Health Care Workers Of Color ‘Are Twice As Likely’ As Their White Co-Workers To Catch COVID-19 & Unions ‘Could Be The Answer To Addressing These Disparities’

Published on Sunday, November 22, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(GREENVILLE, RHODE ISLAND) - Like many nursing homes across the country, the Genesis HealthCare center in Greenville, Rhode Island, primarily houses White residents and employs People of Color. Adelina Ramos, who’s Cape Verdean, works at the center as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and faces a number of challenges common to the Caregiving more»

In Case You Missed This - 2.5 Million New York Union Members Earn Medical Cannabis Discount From Vireo Health

Published on Friday, November 20, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Vireo Health of New York and Local 338 Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)/United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) announced the State’s first Medical Marijuana Union Discount Program for more than 2.5 million Union Members and Retirees throughout New York State. Union Members and Retirees living and working in more»

Workers’ Rights Activists & Building Trades Members Rally Outside Tompkins County Legislature ‘To Demand Local & Green Jobs Be Prioritized In Development Projects’

Published on Thursday, November 19, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ITHACA, NEW YORK) - Representatives from the Building Trades Council, the Climate and Sustainable Energy Board and Labor Unions - including the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), rallied outside the Tompkins County Legislative chambers earlier this week, demanding local more»

Health Care Workers React To Biden/Harris COVID Plan

Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Health Care Workers and Union Officials are praising the Biden-Harris plan for combatting the COVID-19 epidemic. Major components of the plan include: Full use of the Defense Production Act to ramp up production of masks, face shields and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - not just to meet demand but to replenish stockpiles and more»

With COVID Surging, State Workers Are Worried About Returning To Their Workplaces - The Public Employees Federation Asks: “Why Pour Gasoline On A Fire? Why Force More Members To Take That Risk And Return To Agency Buildings?”

Published on Monday, November 16, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - State Government Workers are being called back to the workplace more frequently in recent weeks, even as New York State is experiencing a surge in some areas in the rate of people testing positive for COVID-19. That surge, which in some areas is concentrated in hot spots, has prompted Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to impose a statewide 10 more»

Apprenticeships Help Women Across New York State Enter New Fields

Published on Sunday, November 15, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(MARCY, NEW YORK) - Evonna Mower, 19, knows that she wants to run her own business someday. As a first step, she’s joined the Apprentice Program of the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters. “My goal is to have my own business and build houses and stuff,” said Mower, a Jordanville resident. Back in high school, Mower more»

Despite Seeing “How Vital They Are On The Front Lines During The COVID-19 Pandemic,’” Essential Workers Here In The U.S. From Nepal ‘Are Fighting Trump Administration’s Deportation Decision’

Published on Friday, November 13, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Frontline and Essential Workers from Nepal who have been living in the United States with a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are being threatened with deportation, according to the Center for American Progress (CAP), an Independent Non-partisan Policy Institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans. TPS is a status more»

New York Court Dismisses Amazon Workers’ COVID-19 Health And Safety Claims

Published on Thursday, November 12, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - On November 2nd, the Eastern District of New York issued a notable decision regarding an employer’s compliance with Federal and State Public Health Law during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is not the only case of its kind during the pandemic and it is certainly not expected that it will be the last as employers should be prepared more»

Coalition Of Unions, State Legislators & Community Groups To Albany: Reinstate the Stock Transfer Tax!

Published on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - A coalition of unions, state legislators and community groups came together in a virtual rally on Tuesday (November 10th) to send a strong message to New York State Legislators about the state’s Stock Transfer Tax: Keep the money! Organized by United University Professions (UUP), the rally drew thousands of supporters from Labor, more»

“Involved” - CSEA Syracuse State Employees Local President Diane Burton Selected For The 2020 Danny Donohue Leadership Award For The State Division

Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - There is one word that can describe Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Syracuse State Employees Local President Diane Burton - involved. Burton’s involvement got her nominated and selected for the 2020 Danny Donohue Leadership Award for the State Division. Burton, an Office Assistant II at the New York State Insurance more»

1199 SEIU Organizer Demond Meeks Wins New York State Assembly Seat

Published on Sunday, November 8, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Demond Meeks, a Labor Organizer with 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) who challenged the Democratic Party establishment in running for the 137th New York State Assembly District to win the nomination, has declared victory in the General Election. That Meeks would represent the district was a foregone conclusion as more»