News From: Gov. Andrew Cuomo

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 04, 2018

Alacantra Bill trumps Trump's Janus

While New York may not be able to stop the Janus case, they are taking steps to lessen the impact on local unions. As part of the recent New York State budget, the state passed a number of reforms...

by Brian Young | on Apr 02, 2018

Cynthia Nixon Starts Campaign For Governor by Attacking Unions

On March 19th actress Cynthia Nixon announced that she would be running for Governor in the Democratic Primary against Andrew Cuomo. Being a celebrity, she garnered a lot of attention. While she is...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 22, 2018

As Voting Begins, JetBlue Makes One Last Effort to Bust Union

Flight attendants at JetBlue are organizing with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and management it not too happy. Instead of voluntarily recognizing the union, they have instead hired union-busters...

by Brian Young | on Mar 31, 2017

The Jackson Lewis PAC

When a company is facing a union organizing drive, there is one company that they call to break the union, Jackson Lewis.  For decades, they have been brought in to break union drives for some...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 06, 2016

Column: Progress vs. Regress

This past week we once again witnessed the epic battle between progress and regress, an age-old topic we constantly revisit here on Long Island.Gov. Cuomo continues his push for a third track, an...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 07, 2016

Better than Papua New Guinea

On the morning of Monday, March 7th New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was greeted by the Long Island labor leader community at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 25 union hall in...

by Brian Young | on Jan 04, 2016

The gift that keeps on giving at SUNY

In 2015 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he would be raising the minimum wage to $15/hour for 2,000 state employees, with the first part of the raise coming in December 31, 2015. ...

by Guest Post | on Mar 18, 2015

Andy is wrong on education

New York State United Teachers said today a new Quinnipiac University poll clearly shows that New Yorkers value their public schools and trust teachers and their unions to do what’s right for...

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,...