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Southern Tier Women’s Equality Coalition Delivers 500 constituent signatures to Senator Libous urging passage of the Women’s Equality Agenda
On May 17th, the regional Women’s Equality Coalition (WEA) delivered over 500 constituent signatures to the Binghamton office of Senator Libous, in coordination with eight other regional Women’s Equality Coalitions around the state. The WEA is petitioning Senators around the State, including Senator Libous, to support passage of the 10-point Women’s Equality Agenda before the state Legislature recesses on June 20.
Before delivering the petitions, WEA held a press conference to highlight why passage of the ten-point agenda is so important to women and families. Speakers were Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, NYS Legislature, Mayor Matthew Ryan, City of Binghamton, Councilwoman Teri Rennia, Binghamton City Council President and Co-Owner of Enviren Calibrations, Samantha Suggs-Brown, 2013 Graduate Binghamton University, and Councilwoman Lea Webb, Binghamton City Council, Co-Chair Southern Tier Women’s Equality Coalition.Read more >>>
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The working and middle class have already done our share of sacrificing
Lee Conrad*, President Broome-Tioga Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, makes plain not only what's at stake but just who exactly has not done a "fair share" of sacrificing as Congress appears ready to allow the "Sequester" Cuts to go into effect.
"We keep getting reminded that there must be a shared sacrifice.
See full remarks, and details on the cuts to essential services and education ahead for New York below.
*Lee Conrad is also national coordinator of Alliance@IBM CWA Local 1701 and international coordinator of the IBM Global Union AllianceRead more >>>
Graduate employees help make NYU a world-leading university. Working with faculty and other staff, graduate employees provide quality education to thousands of undergraduates and perform cutting-edge research projects that sustain innovation while generating lucrative grant dollars.
Despite NYU using every possible tactic to deny the democratic right to choose a union since then, a majority of NYU graduate employees have repeatedly asserted support for representation by GSOC/UAW, and now SET/UAW at NYU-Poly. However, the NYU administration took advantage of weakened laws to deny this right. ?
Now the NYU graduate employees need your help!
Click here and sign the open letter to NYU, urging NYU Administration to do the right thing by
Ann Marie Buerkle: Out of Touch
Joining the thousands of other workers around the country telling Congress that "America Wants to Work!," union and community members called on Congressman Hanna to "Bring Jobs Home" in front of his Cortland office on July 5. Among the unions represented were CSEA, CWA, IBEW 83, Laborers Local 785, NYSUT, and UUP. Supporters from the community included Brian Tobin, Mayor of Cortland, John Troy, Cortland County Legislature, and City of Cortland Alderman Kathryn Silliman.
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United We Win.
The Empire State Pride Agenda thanks all labor leaders, labor unions and federations for their strong commitment to equality and justice for LGBT New Yorkers, our families and all New York workers. Thank you for your tireless work to pass Marriage Equality in the Empire State.Read more >>>
by Warren Fretwell, AFGE, CNY ALF VP
Labor leaders from Central New York met with New York State Senator John DeFrancisco (R-50th) on Friday, March 18th, with the intention of convincing him that he should support the Millionaires' Tax extension. But, almost as soon as he entered the room, he said he wouldn't do it.
Workforce Development Institute provides vital services to workers in our region and around the state. Help save WDI funding! Click here to send a letter to Governor. Cuomo and your State legislators to reinstate funding for the WDI. Help save WDI for NY working families.
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