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Mayor de Blasio Promises $15 Minimum For All City Workers

Mayor de Blasio Promises $15 Minimum For All City Workers

Mayor’s announcement guarantees 50,000 city employees will make $15/hour by end of 2018    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a $15 minimum wage for all City government employees and employees who provide contracted work for the City at […]

Teamsters Local 237 Endorse of Keith Wright for Congress

Teamsters Local 237 Endorse of Keith Wright for Congress

NYCHA Employees Teamsters Local 237 Endorse of Keith Wright for Congress   Teamsters Local 237 represents over half of all New York City Housing Authority employees. These workers are critical to maintaining the largest public housing authority in the United […]

Firefighters Union Endorses Keith Wright for Congress

The Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) representing more than 8,000 New York City Firefighters endorsed Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright for election to New York’s 13th Congressional district (NY-13). The UFA is the largest firefighters union local in the world. In making […]

by · October 22, 2015 · Bronx Politics, Elections, Labor
DC 37, Local 372 Union Heads Visit Bronx Schools

DC 37, Local 372 Union Heads Visit Bronx Schools

Local 372 President Shaun D. Francois I. and District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido visited two Bronx public schools on Friday. The visit was designed to show appreciation for the hard working School Lunch Helpers and School Aides and also […]

by · September 26, 2015 · Education News, Labor
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Cuomo’s wage proposal in context |Empire Center for Public Policy

Cuomo’s Wage Proposal In Context by E.J. McMahon  How would a proposed $15-per-hour statewide minimum wage compare to current pay ranges and historical precedents in New York? One useful standard of comparison is the federal government’s estimate of the median wage […]

by · September 15, 2015 · Government, Labor, Op Ed

Bronx Job Numbers Up

BRONX UNEMPLOYMENT DROPS AGAIN   Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is praising new job numbers from the New York State Department of Labor, which show another drop in the borough’s unemployment rate and a significant increase in the county’s […]

Governor Signs Legislation to Protect and Support Nail Salon Workers

Governor Signs Legislation to Protect and Support Nail Salon Workers

Legislation Protecting Nail Salon Workers On Thursday morning, Governor Cuomo signed legislation protecting and supporting nail salon workers in New York. The bill was one of the Governor’s top priorities this legislative session and builds on the Governor’s previous efforts to […]

CUOMO ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE TASK FORCE TO COMBAT WORKER EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE

CUOMO ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE TASK FORCE TO COMBAT WORKER EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE

Governor Launches Hotline to Report Worker Exploitation, Wage and Workplace Violations: 1-888-469-7365   “If there is a state that is going to take a stand against worker exploitation, it is New York,” said Governor Cuomo. “New York offers a promise […]

by · July 16, 2015 · Government, Labor, News
Low-Wage Workers Gain Support With MOVE Act

Low-Wage Workers Gain Support With MOVE Act

Low-Wage Workers See Support With New MOVE Act by Koi Germany   Last month, Riverdale Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz introduced a bill limiting the power of employers while bolstering the rights of low-wage workers. Known as the Mobility and Opportunity for Vulnerable […]

by · July 10, 2015 · Government, Labor, News
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ALBANY LEADERS AGREE ON LEGISLATION TO PROTECT AND SUPPORT NAIL SALON WORKERS

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie today announced that a three-way agreement has been reached on legislation that protects and supports workers in nail salons. The legislation authorizes the Department of […]

by · June 17, 2015 · Business, Government, Labor
DC 37 Leaders, Local 372, Elected Officials and Community Advocates Call For More School Crossing Guards

DC 37 Leaders, Local 372, Elected Officials and Community Advocates Call For More School Crossing Guards

Local 372 President Shaun D. Francois I, DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido, union leaders and activists call for more hours and year-round health insurance for NYC school crossing guards, and for more to be hired “to make sure that […]

by · May 28, 2015 · Labor, News, Photos

DC37, City Reach Living Wage Agreement

District Council 37 leaders and city officials have agreed to a living wage for thousands of public service workers previously earning $10 per hour or less. Union and city officials recently signed a memorandum of understanding that boosts wages to $11.50 […]

by · March 31, 2015 · Government, Labor
CITY COUNCIL HONORS DC 37 FOR EBOLA RESPONSE

CITY COUNCIL HONORS DC 37 FOR EBOLA RESPONSE

  (New York, NY) On March 11, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (center) and other council member presented a proclamation to several District Council 37 leaders in appreciation of their members’ heroic efforts during the recent Ebola health crisis.  Among the […]