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Gig Economy Workers Need Our Help Now 

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Gig Economy Workers Deserve Rights 

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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.

June 16, 2017

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Various Buy American proposals have been introduced over the last few months that would cover several state procurement projects. The goal of these proposals is to return manufacturing in the United States.

June 12, 2017

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Both houses of the legislature and the governor have introduced legislation to enact stronger laws requiring that when taxpayer dollars are used on public works projects we try to use American made iron and steel products to the greatest extent possible.