Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO
  • February 01, 2015
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    Rockland County Central Labor Council
    Feb 05, 2015
    IBEW Local 363, 8 Taylor Lane, New City
    Presidents Day
    Feb 16, 2015
    Upper Hudson Central Labor Council
    Feb 23, 2015
    NYSUT, 201 Stockade Drive, Kingston, NY
    Hudson Catskill Central Labor Council
    Feb 24, 2015
    CSEA Local 836, 450 E. Main Street, Middletown, NY
    Dutchess County State of the County Address
    Feb 25, 2015
    The Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538, Marriott Pavilion - Ecolab Auditorium
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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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      President of the NYS AFL-CIO response to Governors Education Proposal

      The so-called education reforms proposed today include direct attacks on basic worker protections and as such impact all workers, not just teachers. Increasing tenure requirements is a roll back of due process rights and ultimately will dissuade teachers from speaking out and advocating for the children they have dedicated their lives to educating.
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      Tell Governor Andrew Cuomo: Stop PLAYING POLITICS with Our Children

      Take a stand and tell Governor Cuomo that we demand a state government that gives every student and school a fair shot. Billionaires bought Albany, taking control of our state government — and they continue to SPEND MILLIONS TO UNDERMINE OUR DEMOCRACY AND OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
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      Statement by Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation President Paul Ellis-Graham on Rep. Van Hollen's Action Plan to Address Income Inequality

      Congressman Chris Van Hollen's Action Plan to Address Income Inequality is a breath of fresh air. It is the first concrete action plan to help millions of families rise up our of poverty and into the middle class.
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      Congress Attacks Workers Healthcare

      Some 1 million workers could lose their employer-provided health insurance under a Republican bill (H.R. 30) passed by the House (252-172, with 12 Democrats crossing the aisle) today. On top of stripping health care coverage from those workers, the bill also would add some $53.2 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
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      The new Republican-controlled Congress isn't wasting any time in pushing policies that will harm working families. How long will it be until they start pushing for Fast Track trade authority, potentially one of the most devastating ideas that has serious traction in Washington, D.C., right now? The good news is that you don't have to sit around waiting for it to happen, you can take action now.
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      On Super Bowl Sunday next week, some of our larger and faster union brothers—members of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA)—will be battling it out in Glendale, Ariz., at Super Bowl XLIX (49 for those of us who are shaky on Roman numerals).
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      The new Republican-controlled Congress isn't wasting any time in pushing policies that will harm working families. How long will it be until they start pushing for Fast Track trade authority, potentially one of the most devastating ideas that has serious traction in Washington, D.C., right now? The good news is that you don't have to sit around waiting for it to happen, you can take action now.
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      On Super Bowl Sunday next week, some of our larger and faster union brothers—members of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA)—will be battling it out in Glendale, Ariz., at Super Bowl XLIX (49 for those of us who are shaky on Roman numerals).
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