Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO
  • March 01, 2015
    Upcoming Events
    Call Out Cuomo March on Albany
    Mar 02, 2015
    Empire State Plaza Concourse (near the NYS Museum)
    Orange County Education Forum
    Mar 05, 2015
    Newburgh Teachers' Association 52 William Mott Drive Newburgh, NY
    Rockland County Central Labor Council
    Mar 05, 2015
    IBEW Local 363, 8 Taylor Lane, New City
    CHILD CARE FORUM
    Mar 06, 2015
    Mamakating Library 128 Sullivan Street Wurtsboro, NY
    International Women's Day
    Mar 08, 2015
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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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      Wage board: Raise tipped workers wage to $7.50 an hour

      A state board today recommended that the hourly wage paid to restaurant servers and other tipped workers should be increased from $5 an hour to $7.50 an hour by the end of the year. The state’s Wage Board voted in favor of raising the so-called tipped wage amid calls that New York’s minimum wage be increased overall from the $9 an hour it is set to reach at year’s end.
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      Dutchess County CSEA contract ratified by Legislature

      The Dutchess County Legislature approved CSEA's contract at their Board Meeting. The contract, retroactive to last July 1, provides for no raises for the first year, two percent in years two and three, and a 2.5 percent raise effective July 1, 2016 in the final year of the contract.
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      Orange County Education Forum Thursday, March 5th 7:00 - 8:30PM Newburgh Teachers' Association 52 William Mott Drive Newburgh, NY Our community knows that our students are more than just test scores.
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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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      Join us for a NYS Budget Presentation Monday, March 9, 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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      Orange County Education Forum Thursday, March 5th 7:00 - 8:30PM Newburgh Teachers' Association 52 William Mott Drive Newburgh, NY Our community knows that our students are more than just test scores.
      Read More...
      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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      Join us for a NYS Budget Presentation Monday, March 9, 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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      March Membership Meeting Schedule
      Teamsters Local 391
      Fishing Tournament
      International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 952
      Retirement Dinner for Majors Jon St. Hill & Sheree Culvert
      New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
      Do film incentives work?
      IATSE Local 477
      National Director’s Monthly Update for February 2015
      AMFA Local 32
      AMFA-SWA FMT Negotiations Update
      AMFA Local 32
       
           
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