Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO
  • March 06, 2015
    Upcoming Events
    CHILD CARE FORUM
    Mar 06, 2015
    Mamakating Library 128 Sullivan Street Wurtsboro, NY
    International Women's Day
    Mar 08, 2015
    Wappingers Congress of Teachers Education Forum
    Mar 12, 2015
    Roy C. Ketcham High School 99 Myers Corners Road Wappingers Falls, NY
    Executive Board Meeting
    Mar 16, 2015
    IBT 445 Hall 15 Stone Castle Road, Rock Tavern, NY 12575
    NYS Budget Presentation by Ron Deutsch
    Mar 16, 2015
    Teamsters Local 445, 15 Stone Castle Road Rock Tavern, NY
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      New York State leads in unionization

      New York State had the nation’s most unionized workforce in 2014, thanks largely to its very heavily unionized public sector. The level of union membership among New York public and private employees came to 24.6 percent, compared to the national rate of 11.2 percent, according to the latest data at unionstats.com, a project of researchers at Georgia State University and Trinity University.
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      As the Rich Get Richer, Unions Are Poised for Comeback

      After years of avoiding confrontation, the U.S. labor movement is reasserting itself. From the ports of Los Angeles to the car plants of Detroit, unions are demanding payback for sacrifices they say helped revive the economy. Oil workers have walked off the job for higher wages and better working conditions. Dock workers have snarled West Coast ports. Personnel staffing oil terminals at the Port of Long Beach, California, are threatening to strike. In Detroit, union leaders girding for contract talks this year will push for the first raise veteran autoworkers have received in a decade.
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      New Grand Alliance Mobilizes to Save Our Public Postal Service

      In the face of aggressive attacks on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), a wide range of national organizations is standing up and fighting for one of the more widely used and important public goods in the United States. The Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service unites more than 60 groups in opposition to weakening the USPS for the sake of private investment and profit. Actor and activist Danny Glover supports the alliance and explains why, in a new video (see above) sponsored by the organization.
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      Labor Coalition asks Legislators to Protect the Scaffold Law

      A coalition of labor unions this week is writing to state lawmakers urging them to resist efforts that would change the state’s Scaffold Law.
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      TPP Job Claims Earn 4 Pinocchios!

      U.S. workers should beware of promises that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will create jobs. When evaluating the recent Obama administration claim that the TPP will create 650,000 jobs, the Washington Post’s Fact Checker gave it the lowest possible rating of Four Pinocchios—aka “Whopper.” Fact Checker editor Glenn Kessler wrote:
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      AT&T and DirecTV Merger Good For Workers and Customers

      On behalf of our sisters and brothers at the Communications Workers of America (CWA), we are advocating for the approval of the proposed merger of AT&T and DirecTV. The merger, which is under consideration by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is supported by the New York State AFL?CIO as well as by the National AFL?CIO and other state federations.
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      Child Care Forum Friday, March 6th 1:00 – 4:00 PM Mamakating Library 128 Sullivan Street Wurtsboro, NY Child Care – A Critical Building Block in the Sullivan and Orange County Economy Join us for a dialogue on CHILD CARE – A Critical Building Block in the Sullivan and Orange County Economy.
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      Wappingers Congress of Teachers Reclaiming Public Education Forum March 12, 2015 6:30 - 8:00 PM Roy C. Ketcham High School 99 Myers Corners Road Wappingers Falls, NY Our community knows that our students are more than just test scores. Join us to talk about what all kids need and what we can do to prevent Governor Cuomo from destroying public education.
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      Join us for a NYS Budget Presentation Monday, March 16, 2015 7:00 PM Teamsters Local 445 15 Stone Castle Road Rock Tavern, NY Please join Labor and Community Allies for a NYS Budget Presentation discussing IDA Reform, Education Reform, Income Inequality in NYS and much more
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      Reclaiming Public Education Forum Wednesday, March 18th 6:30PM Temple Beth Sholom 228 New Hempstead Road New City, NY
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      March 19th The RCTA Bowling Spectacular will bring over 40 bowling teams together from across the Region Come join your brothers and sisters as we celebrate our solidarity and bowling skills
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      Download: RCTABowlingEvent2015.pdf
      What Kids Need Education Forum Thursday, March 26th 6:30 - 8:30 PM Monroe-Woodbury High School 155 Dunderberg Road Central Valley, NY Join us to talk about what all kids neew and how Governor Cuomo plans to destroy public education Speakers: Diane Ravitch, Education Activist & Former U.S.
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      As many of you know, we lost Timmy last June suddenly. This Scholarship is set up in honor of the 20 years we did have with Timmy. If you cannot golf that date, please consider sponsoring a hole and joining us for the evening dinner. Thank you.
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      Child Care Forum Friday, March 6th 1:00 – 4:00 PM Mamakating Library 128 Sullivan Street Wurtsboro, NY Child Care – A Critical Building Block in the Sullivan and Orange County Economy Join us for a dialogue on CHILD CARE – A Critical Building Block in the Sullivan and Orange County Economy.
      Read More...
      Wappingers Congress of Teachers Reclaiming Public Education Forum March 12, 2015 6:30 - 8:00 PM Roy C. Ketcham High School 99 Myers Corners Road Wappingers Falls, NY Our community knows that our students are more than just test scores. Join us to talk about what all kids need and what we can do to prevent Governor Cuomo from destroying public education.
      Read More...
      Join us for a NYS Budget Presentation Monday, March 16, 2015 7:00 PM Teamsters Local 445 15 Stone Castle Road Rock Tavern, NY Please join Labor and Community Allies for a NYS Budget Presentation discussing IDA Reform, Education Reform, Income Inequality in NYS and much more
      Read More...
      Reclaiming Public Education Forum Wednesday, March 18th 6:30PM Temple Beth Sholom 228 New Hempstead Road New City, NY
      Read More...
      March 19th The RCTA Bowling Spectacular will bring over 40 bowling teams together from across the Region Come join your brothers and sisters as we celebrate our solidarity and bowling skills
      Read More...
      Download: RCTABowlingEvent2015.pdf
      What Kids Need Education Forum Thursday, March 26th 6:30 - 8:30 PM Monroe-Woodbury High School 155 Dunderberg Road Central Valley, NY Join us to talk about what all kids neew and how Governor Cuomo plans to destroy public education Speakers: Diane Ravitch, Education Activist & Former U.S.
      Read More...
      As many of you know, we lost Timmy last June suddenly. This Scholarship is set up in honor of the 20 years we did have with Timmy. If you cannot golf that date, please consider sponsoring a hole and joining us for the evening dinner. Thank you.
      Read More...
      Download: Timmy Heim Golf Outing.png

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