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News From: State Politics

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 26, 2012


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 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 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...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 25, 2011

Our Leaders in Albany Have a Choice

OUR LEADERS IN ALBANY HAVE A CHOICE... Give the wealthiest NYers a $5 billion tax cut? - or - Have working families make all the sacrifices? So why does New York State want to give a $5 billion tax...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 28, 2010

Op-Ed; We must do more to prevent workplace deaths

As this month's tragic mine disaster in West Virginia proves, workplace fatalities are not a thing of the past. And they happen much closer to home, too.Now and then we Long Islanders learn of...