News From: Politics

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 29, 2013

Real Wages For Real People

A $9 an hour minimum wage is one step closer to reality after a deal was reached last week by New York's top leaders. Part of the 2013-14 budget includes a plan to boost the wage to $9 an hour...

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 Leo Yanez | on Mar 29, 2013

Upstate New York Power Producers Submit Cayuga Repowering Proposal

Upstate New York Power Producers, Inc.'s (USNYPP) subsidiary, Cayuga Operating Company LLC (Cayuga), today submitted a comprehensive proposal to New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) in...

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...

by Rollando Scott | on Mar 11, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is NAFTA on Steroids: The Biggest & Most Destructive Trade Agreement you've never heard of..

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) also known as "Nafta on Steroids" is poised to become the largest trade agreement ever. Current negotiating countries include the U.S., Australia, Brunei...

by Don Daley | on Mar 07, 2013

Hold Public Hearings on the future of LIPA

The future of LIPA and its impact on our community is a topic of great importance which deserves careful review. It is imperative that there be no rush to judgment before considering all options as...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 01, 2013

IBEW 1049 must be at the table

 On February 25th IBEW 1049 held a Q&A on LIPA: Unasked, Unanswered - Will the new model provide lower rates and better service to Long Island? Over 60 people attended the Long Island...

by Rollando Scott | on Mar 01, 2013

Turn up the heat on Cablevision

La'kesia Johnson and her brave co-workers were illegally locked out and fired by Cablevision last month for asking for a 5 minute meeting under the company's own open door policy. Over 75,000...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 23, 2013

Makes cents

News from the US DOL: At the Employment Connection Jobs Center in Cleveland on Feb. 15, acting US Secretary of Labor Seth Harris chaired a roundtable discussion with low-wage workers and advocates on...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 15, 2013

Freeze this NIFA

The Nassau Interim Finance Authority - which is charged with running the Nassau County government because nobody has a clue what they are doing, was ordered by a Federal judge to lift a wage freeze...

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