News From: State Politics

by John Jaronczyk | on Sep 30, 2013

Support those who support us!

Message from President John Jaronczyk:Each year, your Union seeks to endorse and align ourselves with political candidates and elected officials who strive toward realizing a better quality of life...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 31, 2013

New Jersey needs a raise.

In New Jersey, the state released a statement which certified the minimum wage increase as ballot Question #2. This question will appear on the November 5, 2013 ballot and will give New Jersey voters...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 30, 2013

de Blasio in the Lead

From the New York Times: Mr. de Blasio's campaign, fueled by a relentless focus on economic disparity and a searing critique of the Bloomberg administration, has transcended the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 16, 2013

LIBN Column: Labor looks to sink Mangano

Big decisions were made July 22 at the unionized Hilton in Melville, where hundreds of union leaders representing scores of industries converged to hold their triennial convention.These “...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 15, 2013

Cut them off!

Congressman Tim Bishop and Local Workers Push to "Cut Off" Taxpayer Funds for Call Center Outsourcing Long Island workers in the call center industry joined Congressman Tim Bishop...

by George Bloom | on Jul 31, 2013

Tom Suozzi for County Executive

A decision was made July 22nd at the unionized Hilton in Melville. Hundreds of union leaders representing scores of industries democratically converged to hold the Long Island Federation of Labor,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 12, 2013

Can we count on you?

Monday, July 1, 2013 was the annual Long Island Federation of Labor's Congressional Night. It is a chance for hundreds of Labor activists to meet with our Long Island Congressional delegation and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 05, 2013

LIBN Column: No progress without labor

Long Islanders have been talking about Jerry Wolkoff’s Heartland project for years, and rightfully so. It’s envisioned as a mini-city of housing, retail and office space that would...

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 May 24, 2013

What is Hildebrand talking about?

So Newsday has a reporter with a track record of disdain for teachers - the true reason for this will probably never be known. Cuomo's 2% tax cap on school budgets was met with disregard across...

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