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What We Owe Workers Who Risked Everything

The MRTA will allow adults aged 21 and over to possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis and establish parameters to grow their own product.

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Union Strong for Working Families 

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The outsourcing of call center operations has caused a massive loss of jobs and has had a profound negative impact on the state and the national economy. The transfer of these services has meant delays and deteriorating services for consumers in virtually every sector of the economy.

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Fix Our Broken Public Works Law - The New York State Constitution clearly requires prevailing rate be paid to workers on public works projects. This basic principle is intended to ensure that constitutional provisions protecting the labor rights of its citizens are respected and that taxpayer dollars are used to create meaningful jobs that strengthen our communities and economy. .

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s Message END THE MISUSE OF STANDARDIZED TESTING IN TEACHER EVALUATIONS Legislation passed by the Assembly and introduced in the Senate (S8301 Marcellino/A10475 Nolan) would fix the flawed and unfair annual professional performance review (APPR) system for teachers and principals.

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On Saturday, April 28, in cities, towns and communities across this country and throughout the world we remember working men and women who have suffered and died on the job.

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Over the years, constant ideological attacks on prevailing rate by well-funded corporate interests have resulted in legal, regulatory and legislative changes that have eroded the intent of the state’s constitutional requirement of prevailing rate.

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Individuals face systematic and administrative barriers that inhibit the ability to register and vote. We now have the technology and ability to change that and improve the dismal turnout that has plagued our elections in recent years.

February 9, 2018

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The ability to retire and financial security in retirement have become unreachable goals for too many workers. Low wage and middle-income earners in the private sector often have no retirement options through their employer.