News From: Albany

by Brian Young | on Jan 25, 2017

No raise for 6 years

Tonight the Mayor of Albany, New York, Kathy Sheehan, will be giving her State of the City address where she will outline her priorities for the coming year.  As she arrives, she will be met by...

by Press and Media | on Jul 27, 2016

Union roles for Dem GOTV

New York labor leaders plan to make a push for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid this year, even as some in the movement continue to harbor doubts about her positions on free trade. ...

by Ted Skerpon | on Apr 19, 2016

Preventing Violence at work

Recently representatives from the 15,000 member IBEW Utility Labor Council of NYS lobbied lawmakers in Albany to aggressively pass a Utility Workers Assault Bill and ask Governor Cuomo to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 17, 2015

All you need is a dollar and a scheme?

Here is an intersting article about the push to privatize union jobs in New York we pulled from Labor Press: The Civil Service Employees Association today called for a legislative hearing over...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 03, 2015

From Wall Street to da' Bronx: The New NYS Assembly Leader

In what could be called incredible political irony, the new Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Carl Heastie - hails from the Boogie Down Bronx; an economically diverse borough with union and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 08, 2014

Union Teachers: Tear 'em up!

Union leaders from across the Empire State will shred standardized tests on Monday, August 11th in a grassroots protest aimed at giant testing company Pearson and others who are trying to privatize...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 14, 2013

LIBN Column: Pull up a chair

With the legislative session coming to a close, Albany is in scrambling before the pols head back home for some old-fashioned baby-kissing.It’s a magical time of year in the state capital,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 03, 2013

Working Moms, Teachers and Lawyers

The Long Island Federation of Labor AFL-CIO is still organizing a $500 Elizabeth Arden Spa Certificate contest in honor of working women this Mother's Day. Click here.  A rally to fight...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 28, 2011

Albany DA is the man!

Albany's District attorney, David Soares, state troopers, and the Albany police chief and his officers resisted pressure from Governor Cuomo and the Albany Mayor to perform a middle of the night...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 03, 2011

The Grads Are Mad!

Radio listeners are welcome to join the SUNY Grad Students at a press conference in Albany on Monday, June 6th to push Governor Cuomo to pass legislation that will pay them. The press conference will...

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