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Teamsters Join AOC, Gillibrand In Call For Massive High-Speed Rail Program

Published on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A coalition of Congressional Representatives, Labor Unions and rail-related businesses is urging Congress to appropriate $205 billion to develop high-speed rail routes around the country, far more than included in pending infrastructure legislation. High-speed rail is well established around the world. Japan opened its first more»

NYSNA Applauds Governor Cuomo Signing Two Landmark Staffing Laws - Nurses & Health Care Workers ‘Forge A Path To Safety & Quality Care For All’ New Yorkers

Published on Monday, June 21, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - In a giant step forward for all New York patients, nursing home residents, Nurses and Health Care Workers, legal mandates are now in place to set and enforce Staffing Standards at every hospital and nursing home in New York, regardless of whether the facility is public or private, not-for-profit or for-profit, Union or Non-Union. The more»

SUNY Partners With The NYS Department Of Labor To Launch Campaign ‘To Attract More Employers To Apprenticeship Programs At SUNY In Order To Accelerate The State’s Reopening’

Published on Friday, June 18, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ORISKANY, NEW YORK) – As New York State's economic reopening accelerates and demand for highly skilled Workers surges, State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras has officially launched a campaign urging New York State employers to sign up for Apprenticeship Programs at the State University of New York (SUNY). By pairing New York State more»

Juneteenth, Observed On June 19th, Is Now ‘An Official’ NYS Holiday - As Well As A Federal Holiday After President Biden Signs The Juneteenth Bill, Creating The First New Federal Holiday In Decades

Published on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation in October 2020 officially marking Juneteenth as a New York State Public Holiday, several months after he’d issued an Executive Order recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday for State Employees. Some local governments had also recognized the holiday in 2020. Cuomo, when signing the more»

Walmart To Pay $410,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit – Management At Geneva, NY Store ‘Allowed’ Associate To ‘Subject Female Employees To A Hostile Work Environment Based On Sex For Years,’ Federal Agency Charges

Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(GENEVA, NEW YORK) - Walmart Stores East, LP will pay $410,000 and provide other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Com­mis­sion (EEOC), the Federal Agency has announced. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, from 2014 to 2018 a male Employee of Walmart’s store in Geneva, New York more»

“We Have To Pay More” - U.S. Restaurants Are ‘Tackling’ Staff Shortages As Some Employers Are ‘Upending The Industry Standards By Paying Their Employees Better And Offering Stronger Benefits’

Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in New York State Labor News
Across the US, restaurant owners reporting problems in finding Employees have fueled pushes among Republican-led states and business industry groups to end Federally-extended Unemployment Benefits. The justification, they say, is that these Coronavirus Pandemic Era benefits are preventing Workers from returning to work, despite some research indicating more»

Following 50 Years Of Construction, New York City’s Giant Water Tunnel Begins Work On Its Final Shafts - ‘Union Sandhogs Go Underground To Carve Out’ The Tunnel’s Various Sections

Published on Monday, June 14, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Out on the industrial back streets of Queens sit two dusty, gravel-covered lots. Hemmed in by auto-body shops, graffiti-covered walls and barbed wire fences, one houses an abandoned trailer and a collection of car doors, while the other is home to three feral cats: Rosie, Blackie and Angel. Here is where the final phase of a 50-year long more»

“Where Do You Go When You Don’t Have Health Care? You Pray.” - The Chair Of NYSNA’s Single Payer Committee ‘Helps Lead The Drive’ For The NY Health Act

Published on Friday, June 11, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Marva Wade (Pictured Above/Photo Courtesy of The Manhattan Times) is a 75-year-old retired Nurse, originally from Roanoke, Virginia, who spent nearly a half century on the job before retiring just a few years ago - but now, Wade is anything but uninvolved. As a member of the New York State Nursing Association’s (NYSNA) Board of more»

A Plan To ‘Tame’ Labor Unions For Uber &Lyft ‘Has Been Scrapped’ In New York State - Bill ‘Would Have Given’ Gig Workers ‘Limited’ Collective Bargaining Rights ‘Without’ A Minimum Wage

Published on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The latest push by ride hail companies Uber and Lyft to rewrite regulations in their favor finally fell apart in New York this week, Bloomberg reports. In the year since writing Proposition 22 in California and successfully spending over $200 million to pass the ballot measure’s exemptions from State Labor Laws, gig companies more»

“We’re At The Beginning Of Opportunity For Everyone - Build It And They Will Come” - Nassau & Suffolk Counties Building & Construction Trades Council President Talks About ‘Rebuilding’ The Economy

Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in New York State Labor News
Matthew Aracich, a third-generation Heat and Frost Insulator, was elected President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau & Suffolk Counties three years ago, was involved in Green Energy before the term was coined. “We were actually called Asbestos Workers,” he says. “Our whole goal was to make sure that the energy more»

Union Reps ‘Praise’ Landmark 21st Century Anti-Trust Legislation ‘That’s Expected To Rein In Dominant Corporations’

Published on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - As the New York State Senate passed historic legislation Monday (June 7th), a broad coalition of Labor Unions, industry associations, Workers and small business owners praised the Senate’s approval of the Bill and called on the New York State Assembly to vote on the 21st Century Antitrust Act before the legislative session more»

U.S. Education Chief Miguel Cardona’s Visit ‘Showcases’ CSEA Member Efforts In White Plains

Published on Monday, June 7, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK) – Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) White Plains School District Unit Members recently helped roll out the red carpet for a very special visitor. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona toured White Plains High School recently as part of the Help is Here whistle-stop tour touting education funding secured through more»

“This Is A Monumental Victory For Working People All Across New York State” - The New York State Legislature Passes Two Wage-Theft Bills

Published on Sunday, June 6, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Both houses of the New York State Legislature have passed a Bill that would hold general contractors on private construction jobs jointly responsible for wage-theft violations committed by subcontractors on the site. The Bill, sponsored by State Senator Jessica Ramos (Democrat-Queens) and Assembly Member Latoya Joyner (Democrat-Bronx), more»

AFM Local 802 Celebrates ‘802 PRIDE And Music For The Soul’

Published on Friday, June 4, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Just in time for the kickoff of Pride Month, American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 802 Musicians are celebrating 802 PRIDE, the Union's new LGBTQIA+ Committee, a grassroots collective of culturally and ethnically-diverse LGBTQIA+ Musicians. 802 PRIDE is a safe space where Members can come for support, a sense of community and more»

CSEA ‘Helps Resolve A Potential’ Worksite Hazard

Published on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(QUEENSBURY, NEW YORK) - Thanks to help from Civil Service Employees Association’s (CSEA) Occupational Safety and Health Department, Town of Queensbury Highway Department Members have resolved a potential worksite safety hazard after the employer initially didn’t listen to the Workers’ concerns. Grates attached to the back of plow more»

Airline Caterer At JFK Airport Accused Of Using Pandemic ‘To Strip Seniority From Laid Off’ Workers

Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Like most businesses in travel, Airline Caterer DO & CO laid off Workers when the COVID-19 Pandemic hit in early 2020, but United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 2013 negotiated a deal that Employees recalled within three months would keep all their seniority and benefits, and later got that extended to seven months. But more»

Governor Cuomo Directs Flags To Half-Staff & State Landmarks ‘Lit In Honor Of Essential Workers Who Lost Their Lives To COVID-19’ - Flags Will Remain At Half-Staff & Landmarks Will Remain Lit For Memorial Day

Published on Thursday, May 27, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed flags on State Government Buildings to be flown at half-staff and state landmarks to be lit red, white and blue on Sunday (May 30th) to honor the Essential Workers who lost their lives due to COVID-19. Flags will remain at half-staff until noon and landmarks will remain lit on Monday (May 31st) for more»

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital’s Health Care Workers ‘Speak Out For Safe Staffing Amid Hospital Restructure That’s Putting Patient Safety At Risk’

Published on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK) - For Nurses and Health Care Workers employed at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH), the recent passage of Hospital and Nursing Home Staffing Bills was welcome news - but changes cannot come soon enough. Nurses and Health Care Workers are speaking out about staffing and health care service cuts throughout the hospital that more»

The American Federation Of Musicians Files An Unfair Labor Charge Against HBO’s ‘The Gilded Age,’ Which Is Filming In Troy - The New York State AFL-CIO Calls Out HBO for Violating Workers’ Rights

Published on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(TROY, NEW YORK) - The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) has filed an Unfair Labor Practices (ULP) Charge against HBO, claiming Musicians on The Gilded Age, its 10-part miniseries filming in New York State, were fired after they asked to be represented by the Union. The charge was filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). After a meeting more»

NYS Senator Savino To Introduce Bill Allowing Gig Workers To Unionize - But ‘While Some Lawmakers Approve Of The Compromise’ Legislation, ‘There’s Not Much Time Left In The Session To Pass It’

Published on Monday, May 24, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Two years ago, at the eleventh hour of the New York State Legislature’s session in June, Senator Diane Savino and then-Assembly Member Marcos Crespo introduced a Bill that would allow Gig Workers like Uber Drivers and Postmates Delivery Workers to Unionize, creating a new employment category that wasn’t quite more»

NYSNA, 1199 SEIU Push For ‘Medicare For All New Yorkers’

Published on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Will the COVID-19 Pandemic be the impetus for New York State to enact a law to create a single-payer universal health care system? The Bill, the New York Health Act, would set up a system similar to Medicare in which the government pays doctors, hospitals and other providers for services. Unlike Medicare, however, it would not require more»

“Just The Sheer Fact We Have (A Union) Backing Us And Speaking Up For Us, Better Yet, Empowering Us To Speak For Ourselves, Is Better Than What We’ve Had” - Emergency Medical Services Workers ‘Discuss Their Fight To Form A Union’

Published on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(LIVERPOOL, NEW YORK) - Ethan Darbee, a fifth-year Paramedic with Northern Onondaga Volunteer Ambulance, said that NOVA is the last emergency medical service company in the area that people would’ve thought to Unionize. “We have decent equipment, we have nice uniforms and overall decent policies,” says Darbee said, who adds that more»

“Essential And Front-Line CSEA Workers Make Up A Majority Of Those Who Would Benefit Most” - Monroe County Executive Calls For $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage ‘For All’ Monroe County Employees To Begin On January 1st, 2022

Published on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Monroe County Executive Adam Bello has announced the Minimum Wage for all County Employees will increase to $15 an hour starting January 1st, 2022. Bello was joined at a news conference by representatives of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), the Federation of Social Workers, community advocates, the county leadership more»

Union-Negotiated Benefits ‘Make The Difference’ In A Herkimer County Community College Worker’s Cancer Fight

Published on Monday, May 17, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(HERKIMER, NEW YORK) - Bobby Paul, a Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Member and Groundskeeper at Herkimer County Community College, usually toughs it out if he’s feeling sore. Bad winter weather can extend shifts to 10, 12 or 14 hours, but when the pain in Paul’s neck became really bad a year ago, he decided to get it checked out at more»

City & State’s 2021 New York State Labor Power 100 - The Union Leaders & Worker Rights Advocates ‘Who Are Fighting For A Stronger’ New York

Published on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 in New York State Labor News
For generations, New York has been at the forefront of the fight for Worker Rights. In 1909, Clara Lemlich rallied her fellow Textile Workers in the Uprising of the 20,000 to demand better working conditions. Two years later in 1911, outrage over the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire led to concrete legislative changes to better protect Workers. That more»

UUP Comes Out In Support Of Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations For SUNY Students

Published on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP) President Fred Kowal supports Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to mandate that State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) students get vaccinated for COVID-19 before being allowed to return in person to classes in the Fall. But Kowal, a staunch vaccine supporter more»

Wage Theft In New York State Remains ‘A Top Issue’ - Construction Groups ‘Want Key Changes’ To Bill Supported By Democratic Lawmakers & Organized Labor

Published on Monday, May 10, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Democratic lawmakers and Organized Labor are pushing legislation in the final weeks of the legislative session to crack down on wage theft in the construction industry, which labor Activists say is costing thousands of individual Workers anywhere between $50 and $170,000 each per year. It all comes down to the idea of whether more»

CSEA Members Working In The Town Of Brookhaven’s Shellfish Hatchery ‘Are Helping Nourish People & The Local Waters’ During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Friday, May 7, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(MONTAUK, LONG ISLAND) - For more than one year, New York has been grappling with the overwhelming impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Some New York City residents relocated to the east end of Long Island to ride out the pandemic, which put a huge stress on local grocery stores that were unprepared for the influx of people, particularly as some stores lacked more»

“This Pandemic Has Exposed Weaknesses In Workplace Safety. The New York HERO Act Changes That By Ensuring Workers Have A Safe Working Environment.” - The New York State AFL-CIO ‘Praises’ The Signing Of The NY HERO Act

Published on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York State AFL-CIO is praising the signing of the New York HERO Act, which now requires businesses to have enforceable Safety Standards to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus and other airborne diseases. On Wednesday (May 5th), New York State Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris and Assembly Member Karines Reyes more»

The New York State Nurses Association ‘Applauds The Passage Of Landmark’ Safe Staffing Bills In The NYS Legislature - Legislation ‘Codifies Staffing Levels In All’ General Hospitals & Nursing Homes

Published on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) is hailing the passage by the New York State Legislature of landmark Staffing Bills affecting every patient in every hospital and nursing home in the state. The passage of the Bills comes on the heels of years of action by NYSNA Membership, and, without a doubt, will save lives and ensure more»

Two Bills Intended To Reduce Understaffing In Hospitals & Nursing Homes Are Nearing A Vote In The New York State Legislature

Published on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Two Bills intended to reduce understaffing in hospitals and nursing homes are nearing a vote in the state Legislature. One of the two measures in the Safe Staffing Act package would require hospitals to establish Staffing Committees, in which at least half the members are Nurses or others directly caring for patients, to set more»

‘This Is Not OK’ - CSEA Members Discuss Anti-Asian Racism

Published on Monday, May 3, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) - COVID-19 vaccines have started to alleviate the fears of most New Yorkers, yet another scourge, one that is often violent and deadly, continues to plague some members of the population. “I’ve experienced racism throughout my life,” said Michael Ko, a Motor Vehicle Licensing Examiner at the New York State more»

CSEA Members ‘Step Up To The Plate’ At Pomona Baseball Stadium

Published on Sunday, May 2, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(POMONA, NEW YORK) - The New York Boulders’ 2020 baseball season at Palisades Credit Union Park was a swing and a miss when the team, part of the independent Frontier League, was forced to suspend its season due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Members who maintain and operate the town-owned stadium are now more»

Union Leaders ‘Call For Immediate Action’ As Four Million New Yorkers ‘Face The Loss’ Of Health Care

Published on Friday, April 30, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Union Leaders, lawmakers and health experts rallied this week against predatory hospital pricing and the looming threat of four million New Yorkers losing their in-network health coverage. New York-Presbyterian Hospital is threatening to leave Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Network today (May 30th), immediately subjecting millions more»

New NYCOSH Report Estimates 250,000 New York State Workers Got COVID-19 On The Job & ‘Only 21,000 Applied For’ Workers’ Compensation

Published on Thursday, April 29, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – In a new report released this week, the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH) estimates 250,000 New York State Workers got COVID-19 while on the job, but only 21,000 applied for Workers’ Compensation. The report also notes that of the 21,000 who applied, only 1,000 have received a hearing. The more»

Governor Cuomo Announces State Police "Operation Hardhat" To Take Place Across New York As Part Of National Work Zone Awareness Week

Published on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the New York State Police will conduct "Operation Hardhat" enforcement activities all week in support of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which takes place from April 26th to April 30th. During Operation Hardhat, members of the State Police patrol Department of Transportation (DOT) and Thruway more»

‘Don’t Mess With Workers’ Union Rights’ - The Meadowlands View Hotel In North Bergen, New Jersey ‘Violated The Rights Of The New York Hotel And Motel Trades Council In Three Separate’ Circumstances

Published on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in New York State Labor News Editor’s Note: Karen Morris is a Lawyer, Municipal Judge and Distinguished Professor at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York, where she teaches Hospitality Law. (NORTH BERGEN, NEW JERSEY) - Got a Union? Then you must bargain. Presumably the Meadowlands View Hotel in North Bergen, New Jersey now knows this. The more»

Inside The Shocking ‘Slave Trade’ On Long Island Farms That Only Ended In 2006 - New Book Reveals Abhorrent Treatment Of Mid-20th Century Migrants Who Performed Difficult ‘Stoop Labor’ For Long Island Farmers

Published on Monday, April 26, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK) - Starting in World War II, when labor shortages meant Long Island farmers lacked Workers to tend their fields, they began importing Migrant Laborers from Mexico, Jamaica and the American South to do the job. Or, as one Suffolk County grower put it: “People used to own slaves. Now we just rent them.” The horror stories more»

CWA, NYSNA & 1199 SEIU ‘Applaud’ The Introduction Of Safe Staffing Legislation In Both The New York State Assembly & Senate

Published on Sunday, April 25, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 1, 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) have issued statements in support of new Safe Staffing Legislation introduced in both the Senate and Assembly. The two pieces of legislation sponsored by Assembly Member Aileen Gunther more»

New York Labor Leaders Hail Chauvin Guilty Verdict, ‘Call For Transformational Change’

Published on Friday, April 23, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Many watched as Derek Chauvin was escorted out of a Minnesota courtroom on Tuesday (April 20th), after a jury found him guilty of two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd last May. The convictions could send the now former Minneapolis Police Officer to prison for up to 40 years. more»

CSEA Statement Regarding Work Conditions at Monroe Community Hospital: CSEA Members ‘Refuse To Be Pawns’ In The Black & Asian Caucus ‘Political Chess Game’

Published on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(MONROE COUNTY, NEW YORK) – The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) has released the following statement in regards to work conditions at Monroe Community Hospital (MCH): The recent statements made by the Black & Asian Caucus of the Monroe County Legislature concerning work conditions at Monroe Community Hospital (MCH) are mostly more»

“Caring For Patients Shouldn’t Turn Nurses Into Patients!” - Long Island NYSNA-Represented Nurses At The St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center Say Understaffing In Critical Care Units ‘Poses Risk To Patient And Nurse Safety’

Published on Monday, April 19, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK) - The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) – which represents 42,000 Registered Nurses (RNs) across the state, has announced 186 complaints had been filed by Nurses to hospital management about understaffing at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center on Long Island in 2019 and 2020. A total of 756 Nurse signatures more»

Workers Beware - Scammers Are Filing Fraudulent Claims For Unemployment Benefits Using Stolen Identities, The NYS Department Of Labor Is Alerting Workers That Someone’s Tried To Claim Their Benefits By Using Their Name

Published on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in New York State Labor News
A woman from Saranac Lake received a letter from the New York State Department of Labor telling her she had unemployment insurance money to collect - and then another and another. All of them looked very official. The woman, whom The Enterprise is not naming to protect her from retribution, said the phone numbers, postage and Key Bank debit card she got more»

“Thanks To NYSNA Members Being Visible And Vocal, We Fought Successfully Against Cuts To Vital Health Care Programs” - The New York State Nurses Association ‘See Wins For Patients’ In The New York State Budget

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Working with its many allies, the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), which represents 42,000 Nurses across the state, won major victories in the final New York State budget, including sustaining patient care in hard hit hospitals, ensuring New Yorkers access to hospital care and strengthening public health - all top priorities that more»

Labor Perspective From Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union President Stuart Appelbaum: Cannabis Legalization ‘Will Benefit All’ New Yorkers

Published on Monday, April 12, 2021 in New York State Labor News
The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) has become law and it’s a success all New Yorkers can be proud of. The law, legalizing adult-use cannabis in New York, puts fairness at its center. Communities of Color, Workers and entrepreneurs are prioritized in this program. The final law reflects the long-standing efforts of Worker and community more»

The New York State AFL-CIO Says The State Budget ‘Is A Win For’ Organized Labor & Working People

Published on Friday, April 9, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The “solidarity and coordinated efforts of the Public Sector, Private Sector and Building Trades Unions throughout the state resulted in several unprecedented victories on behalf of Working People” in the New York State Budget, New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento says. “We thank Governor Cuomo, Senate more»

“It’s Unconscionable” - UUP Says The New York State Budget ‘Ignores The Life-Saving Work’ Of SUNY Teaching Hospitals

Published on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – United University Professions (UUP), the Nation's largest higher Education Union that represents more than 42,000 Academic and Professional Faculty and Retirees is “bitterly disappointed” over the lack of funding for State University of New York’s (SUNY) Public Teaching Hospitals in the new 2021-2022 state more»

“It Is Abhorrent, Shameful” - The Civil Service Employees Association Responds To The State Senate & Assembly Voting To Eliminate 200 Inpatient Mental Health Treatment Beds Operated By The Office Of Mental Health Across New York

Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), which represents 300,000 Public Employees across the State of New York, is calling the State Senate and Assembly’s decision to eliminate 200 Inpatient Mental Health treatment beds operated by the Office of Mental Health (OHM) “abhorrent.” The Senate and Assembly more»

Amazon Drivers In Rochester Area Walk Out To Protest Working Conditions

Published on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(HENRIETTA, NEW YORK) - On Easter Sunday, a group of Amazon Drivers staged a small walkout protest at the Henrietta distribution center just outside Rochester. The local walkout took its cue from a Reddit video calling for Amazon Drivers nationwide to walk out on their duties to protest the conditions they face while working for the On-Line Retail Giant. more»

Teamsters Local 202 President Daniel Kane: ‘Winning Through Collective Action’

Published on Monday, April 5, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Teamsters Local 202 President Daniel Kane has been helping to provide New Yorkers with fresh food for 30 years - and he’s been a Union Leader in this industry for more than 20, but he’s never seen his Members assailed the way they have been this past year. “We’ve had natural disasters, Hurricane Sandy being the more»