Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO
  • May 04, 2015
    Upcoming Events
    PPSTA Meet the Candidates Night
    May 05, 2015
    PPSTA Office - 40 Garden Street, Suite 207 Poughkeepsie, NY
    National Nurses Day
    May 06, 2015
    Rockland County Central Labor Council
    May 07, 2015
    IBEW Local 363, 8 Taylor Lane, New City
    Mother's Day
    May 10, 2015
    1st Annual Timmy Heim Golf Outing
    May 11, 2015
    Paramount (Dellwood) Country Club, 60 Zukor Rd, New City, NY 10956
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      De Blasio Criticizes Walker as Enemy of Middle Class

      New York Mayor Bill de Blasio brought his message about income inequality to the home state of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, criticizing the potential Republican presidential candidate as an enemy of unions and the middle class. “I’m not saying Scott Walker set out to destroy Wisconsin’s middle class,” de Blasio said during a speech to 360 people at the annual fundraising dinner for the state’s Democratic Party in Milwaukee. “But if that were his mission, I can’t think of a damn thing he’d done differently.”
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      Reich: The Minimum Wage Should Be $15

      Economist Robert Reich concisely and clearly explains seven reasons why the minimum wage should be $15 per hour. The video undermines not only general opposition to raising the minimum wage, but also the arguments against making the minimum wage a living wage.
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      Take Action NOW!! Fast Track Bill Introduced—Join the Drive to Stop Fast Track

      Legislation granting Fast Track trade authority to President Barack Obama was introduced in the U.S. Senate today. In a statement, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said: At a time when workers all over the country are standing up for higher wages, Congress is considering legislation that will speed through corporate-driven trade deals.
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      HVALF Executive Board Elections & Goodbyes

      The Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation held their Elections on April 13th These are the Officers Elected: Prsident: Paul Ellis-Graham, NYSUT Executive Vice President: William Riccaldo (CSEA Region 3) Executive Treasurer: Sandy Shaddock, (IBT 445) **Newly Elected** Recording Secretary: Ron Diaz, (UA 21) **Newly Elected**
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      New union election rules set amid court challenges

      New rules that speed up how quickly a union election can occur take effect next week, even as business groups wage court battles to halt them after a Republican congressional effort derailed at the White House.
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      To fix inequality, Democrats are pushing unions

      Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) was reclining in his Capitol hideaway, ticking through ideas to improve education, immigration, infrastructure and government-funded research, all in hopes of reviving the middle class. It was a five-point plan, and the fifth point, which he conceded needed some political messaging help, was this: “I’d make it easier,” the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate said, “to form unions.”
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      Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation Workers Memorial / May Day 2015 Date: Friday, May 1, 2015 Time: 4:00 pm Location: Poughkeepsie Post Office, 55 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie, NY Followed by May Day 2015 May 1st @ 4:15 pm to RALLY & MARCH for Justice and Equality for ALL “Workers of the World UNITE, you have nothing to lose but your chains.”
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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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      Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation 9th Annual Labor Heros Celebration Friday, June 19, 2015 6:00 PM Falkirk Estates & Country Club 206 Smith Cove Road Central Valley, NY 10917
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      Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation Workers Memorial / May Day 2015 Date: Friday, May 1, 2015 Time: 4:00 pm Location: Poughkeepsie Post Office, 55 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie, NY Followed by May Day 2015 May 1st @ 4:15 pm to RALLY & MARCH for Justice and Equality for ALL “Workers of the World UNITE, you have nothing to lose but your chains.”
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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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      Download: Timmy Heim Golf Outing.png
      Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation 9th Annual Labor Heros Celebration Friday, June 19, 2015 6:00 PM Falkirk Estates & Country Club 206 Smith Cove Road Central Valley, NY 10917
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