Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO
  • February 12, 2016
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    Columbia Chapter CLC Meeting
    Feb 16, 2016
    Mexican Radio Restaurant 537 Warren St Hudson, New York, 12534
    Upper Hudson Central Labor Council
    Feb 22, 2016
    NYSUT, 201 Stockade Drive, Kingston, NY
    Hudson Catskill Central Labor Council
    Feb 23, 2016
    CSEA Local 836, 465 E. Main Street, Middletown, NY
    Fight For $15 Rally in Kingston
    Feb 24, 2016
    Kingston City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 420 Broadway Kingston, NY
    Dutchess County Central Labor Council
    Feb 24, 2016
    CWA 1120 Union Hall, 157 Van Wagner Road Poughkeepsie, NY
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      Union Made: Love with a Union Label on Valentine’s Day

      Why not give your valentine some union-made sweets this Feb. 14, toast your love with champagne that carries a union label or touch up your pheromones a bit with some smell-good union-made scents.
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      Regional council discusses improving broadband service

      The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council Wednesday announced new developments within the region for 2016. The council, along with Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, put a real emphasis on broadband connectivity for the region. Hochul said that with the New NY Broadband Program, which was launched on January 8, the governor is“laser focused” on the Mid-Hudson region and compared broadband to being as necessary as respiration for anyone living in the civilized world today.
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      Obama’s Budget Seeks to Ease Economic Fears for U.S. Workers

      At the center of the final budget of President Obama’s term is a concession that the major macroeconomic trends of the past two generations — particularly the loss of benefits that once went with formal employment relationships — are largely irreversible.
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      Why the Super Bowl Scores Big for America’s Middle Class

      Americans may like to keep politics and sports separate, but over the past year reality has repeatedly intruded on the country’s most popular pastime. On Christmas Day, the movie "Concussion" hit theaters, amplifying the national conversation over sometimes fatal brain injuries suffered by professional football players and efforts by the National Football League to hide the truth from the public. A few months earlier, the media had a field day with a decision by the usually obscure National Labor Relations Board, which ruled against players at Northwestern University seeking to form a union. Summing up the bad news for collegiate athletes, one headline read “NCAA ‘Dictatorship’ Wins Again as Union Gets Busted.”
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      Democrats seek paid-family leave, higher taxes on rich

      A bill to provide 12 weeks of paid-family leave to New Yorkers was passed Tuesday by the state Assembly, which also introduced a measure to increase taxes on the rich and lower them for the middle class.
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      The People Rally For Minimum Wage Hike

      Grandmother Addie Davis says she has to work 50-55 hours a week "just to bring home a decent paycheck." Tommie Stephens, a City of Poughkeepsie resident, said an hourly wage increase would help him buy food for his children.
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      Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association Supreme Court Case History In the 1977 decision Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, the justices ruled that public unions may charge all employees — members and nonmembers alike — for the costs of collective bargaining related to their employment. For nonmembers, these are known as “fair-share fees.
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      It's Time For Healthcare Workers to Win The Fight For $15 Rally in Kingston Wednesday, February 24, 2016 11:00 AM
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      Join us for a training educating union members about Friedrichs v. CTA and its implications. Issue Education Message Development Internal Organizing Digital Strategies Help us to prepare an army of activists here in New York State. We are encouraging all sectors, public, private and building trades to join us in this fight. Monday, March 29, 2016 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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      As many of you know, the Hudson-Catskill Central Council awards a one thousand dollar scholarship each year to an exceptional high school student to help cover the cost of college or a trade school.  To be eligible, each applicant must be a current high school student and the son or daughter of a local union member.
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      See Below School Aid Runs for the Counties Covered by the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation
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      Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association Supreme Court Case History In the 1977 decision Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, the justices ruled that public unions may charge all employees — members and nonmembers alike — for the costs of collective bargaining related to their employment. For nonmembers, these are known as “fair-share fees.
      Read More...
      It's Time For Healthcare Workers to Win The Fight For $15 Rally in Kingston Wednesday, February 24, 2016 11:00 AM
      Read More...
      Join us for a training educating union members about Friedrichs v. CTA and its implications. Issue Education Message Development Internal Organizing Digital Strategies Help us to prepare an army of activists here in New York State. We are encouraging all sectors, public, private and building trades to join us in this fight. Monday, March 29, 2016 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Read More...
      As many of you know, the Hudson-Catskill Central Council awards a one thousand dollar scholarship each year to an exceptional high school student to help cover the cost of college or a trade school.  To be eligible, each applicant must be a current high school student and the son or daughter of a local union member.
      Read More...
      See Below School Aid Runs for the Counties Covered by the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation
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