News From: State Politics

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 20, 2013

Crime is up, thanks Ed. Just read this article from Newsday.

Crime is up, thanks Ed. Just read this article from Newsday. Remember when Edman Gano merged police precincts. The Nassau PBA warned that it wasn't a good idea because crime would increase, and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 29, 2013

Standardized Testing Not The Way To Go

New York State United Teachers has taken a stand against the states over-reliance on standardized testing under the new Common Core Curriculum. A new print and online campaign calls for parents to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 22, 2013

The GOP in PA is stupid

The PA State House of Representatives made history by approving legislation that privatizes state Wine & Spirit stores that would eliminate 5,000 good jobs at a time when Pennsylvania's...

Tell Mayor Bloomberg kids come first
by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 18, 2013

Mayor Mike Sucks.

Mayor Mike Sucks. The NYS AFL-CIO released a statement about the NYC School Bus Strike, it reads: "Once again, the Mayor has failed New York City school children. First, he threw the lives of...

by Don Daley | on Nov 16, 2012

HALF OF LI'S STORM RESPONDERS COULD BE SIDELINED NEXT TIME

Press Release from Business Manager Don Daley of IBEW 1049: Flawed LIPA agreement keeps thousands of LI's power restoration workers on the sidelines Our community has been through so much these...

by Rollando Scott | on Sep 27, 2012

Vote Andrew Gounardes for State Senate - and Volunteer too!

1109 The Presidential election may get the headlines, but there is a vital election this November for State Senate. It's crucial to know what is at stake. The two candidates are current State Senator...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 25, 2012

LABOR TO LABOR WALK FOR CONGRESSMAN TIM BISHOP Saturday, Sept. 29th at 9 am

Congressman Tim Bishop is the main sponsor of the Federal Call Center Bill and a great friend to our union. He wrote letters and made phone calls on behalf of our laid off members and is one of only...

by Brian Schneck | on Aug 31, 2012

Historic: UAW President Bob King to address the nation tonight

A very proud message from President Brian SchneckLast week the Republicans tripped all over themselves to bash Unions, advocate for National Right to Work laws and pound their chests about stripping...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 15, 2012

Father's Day Silent March Against Stop & Frisk

This Sunday at 3 pm, tens of thousands of New Yorkers from every background will march silently down Fifth Avenue from 110th Street to 78th Street to protest Mayor Bloomberg's out of control Stop and...

by Mia Jorgenson | on Mar 30, 2012

Rallying at the Capitol

On March 5, hundreds of students and their supporters from around New York State converged on the state capitol. GSEU and other university labor leaders were there, including leadership from CUNY's...

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