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The NYS AFL-CIO strongly supports inclusion of a labor peace agreement as the centerpiece of legislation to establish a legal and well-regulated adult-use

Governor Cuomo has included a proposal in his Executive budget that requires employers to allow certain workers to accrue paid sick days.

Albany -The New York State AFL-CIO is mobilizing its 2.5 million members, retirees and their families around a “Week of Action” beginning Monday, July 17, 2017 against the Senate Republican Health Care Bill. The Republican proposed health care plan would take away health benefits from tens of millions of people and allow insurance companies to charge people with cancer, diabetes and other illnesses tens of thousands more for care they need to survive.
Senate Republicans are planning to vote soon on repealing the Affordable Care Act, and replacing it with a loosely veiled effort to gut health coverage for millions of families to deliver enormous tax cuts to corporations. If they're successful, the fight will turn to the House once again, where New York Representatives will be the key to protecting health care for millions of hardworking Americans.

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Albany - “This is a victory for all New Yorkers.Requiring American made iron and steel products for New York's roads and bridges is a wise investment for the future of our economy. "Buy American, will create and maintain solid middle-class jobs, strengthen local economies and give a much needed shot in the arm to the manufacturing industry right here at home in New York.It ensures our hard-earned tax dollars are not sent overseas and are invested back into our own workforce.
ALBANY, NY -The New York Regional Conference of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers(BAC) hosted a Masonry Exposition in Albany, New York on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The Masonry Expo featuredhands-on demonstrationsof bricklaying and tile setting along with displays of stone, marble, concrete masonry unit block, plaster and rain screen.
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. Both houses have also included these provisions in their one-house budget proposals over the last two years and public support for strengthening Buy American is through the roof.
The increased use of debit cards over the last decade as method of payroll was sold as a modern, convenient way for employees to access their pay and an alternative for low wage workers to avoid predatory check cashing companies. Inevitably, however, the unchecked use of debit cards for payroll has led to many workers getting unfairly charged to access their pay.
UPDATE: Please note this strike has currently ended. We will keep you updated should anything change in the future. The union and the company are still in negotiations. Thank you for your support!
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed new legislation allowing full union dues to be deducted from New York State taxes. The FY 2018 Enacted Budget creates a union dues deduction for New York taxpayers who itemize deductions at the state level equal to the amount currently disallowed at the federal level due to the 2 percent floor. The deduction is expected to save 500,000 hardworking men and women $35 million annually or about $70 per taxpayer per year.