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Albany - Today is the culmination of a decades-long fight centered upon one simple premise: that farmworkers deserve fairness, equality and justice.

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.

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. 

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. The proposal eliminates the mandatory use of state assessments to determine a teacher or principal's evaluation and authorizes the selection and use of alternative assessments through collective bargaining. This legislation also removes the sunset clause on provisions that prohibit standardized test scores from being included on a student’s permanent record. 

In any business, the people who do the work deserve to have a voice in their working conditions.

Albany - "On Saturday, April 28th, 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.

Take Action Now: Urge your member of Congress to pass the Protecting America's Workers Act!

Employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act are afforded certain rights to join together to improve their wages and working conditions, with or without a union. Here is some information on your rights, provided by the National Labor Relations Board, which oversees this process for most workers.

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