News From: State Politics

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...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 18, 2013

Ask your Congressman how they voted

We got an email from the NJ AFL-CIO: The "Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013" also known as "comp time" legislation, passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of...

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...

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