News From: State Politics

by Mia Jorgenson | on Mar 29, 2012

GSEU Arrested at Capitol

Already this month, members of the Graduate Student Employees Union have been especially active in demonstrations for student and worker's rights. On March 5, members from across the state...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 12, 2012

NYC Masonry Contractor Cited After Worker Falls 80 Feet

The US DOL recently reported that Manhattan, N.Y.-based Navillus Contracting Tile Inc. has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for alleged violations of safety standards...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 26, 2012

NYSUNY 2020

This year, state funding of Binghamton University hit a historic low, twenty-one percent. As recently as 1990, the state provided seventy-five percent of SUNY's budgets. The decline in state...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 26, 2012

Enough is Enough

SUNY Albany has faced program cuts and tuition increases which have moved students to unite and act as a coalition known as Save Our SUNY. On March 30, 2012 from 1:00-1:30 PM students from the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 26, 2012

Increase in Academic Fees

Students at Stony Brook and the University at Buffalo will be seeing a new academic excellence fee this semester. The fee was approved recently by the state of New York and is tied to SUNY 20/20'...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 04, 2011

April 4th National Day of Action

Fight Back this Monday! April 4th National Day of Action 3:00 PM Nassau The first will be held at the Nassau County Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, at 3pm to protest County...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 03, 2011

Shand to testify to NYS Energy Committee

IBEW Local 1049 Business Manager Bob Shand has been invited to testify before the NYS Senate Committee on Energy & Telecommunications, and the testimony will be regarding several issues involving...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 30, 2011

Marching Across the Brooklyn Bridge

We are marching across the Brooklyn Bridge! Message from President Rolando Scott on the Monday, April 4th National Day of Action Monday, April 4th is the anniversary of the assassination of Dr....

by Don Dunn | on Mar 28, 2011

Special Election Tuesday, March 29th

Our Union is supporting Sarah Anker for Suffolk County Legislature (6th District). Polls Open 6 am to 9 pm. Check polling sites at http://suffolkvotes.com/. Thank you to all those who came out these...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 27, 2011

Grading papers & organizing actions

Do you still think Teachers and Public employees aren't militant enough? Hundreds of Sachem Teachers from Long Island bused up to rally in Albany, Smithtown Teachers crashed their School Board...

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