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NYS Legislative Agreement

July 3, 2015
By Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Albany, NY - This past week we reached an agreement with legislative leaders that addresses many of the important issues facing New York.


Senator Diaz Statement Criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio

June 24, 2015

This past Sunday, June 24th, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to go to Upper Manhattan in the midst of the Dominican community to ask for a tourism boycott against the Dominican Republic based on immigration laws that are in effect in Santo Domingo.


Christie Vetoes Pension Payment

June 30, 2015
By LaborPress

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used his veto power June 26 to cut $1.8 billion in payments to the state’s chronically underfunded pension system from the state’s budget for fiscal 2016. He slashed payments appropriated by the legislature by more than half, from $3.1 billion to $1.3 billion, and also vetoed $1.1 billion in tax increases on the affluent and corporations that had been intended to cover the pension payments.


UAW Leader: Congress Has Turned Their Backs On The American People

June 22, 2105
By  Dennis Williams, UAW PresidentThe Trans Pacific Partnership battle continues.

Washington DC - The United States House of Representatives turned their backs on the American people and voted to not do their job. Instead, they surrendered their constitutional authority to the executive branch for the next six years for all free trade agreements.


NYC Community Policing Expanded

June 29, 2015
By Stephanie West

New York, NY — Mayor de Blasio and New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton have announced  'One City: Safe and Fair – Everywhere.' The plan outlines a series of strategic changes that forms a comprehensive framework for neighborhood policing. The goal is to develop a partnership with police and neighborhood residents in an effective fight against crime.


NJ Podiatric Medical Society Puts Its Best Foot Forward With OPEIU

June 22, 2015
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - The Office and Professional Employees International Union [OPEIU] is now fully affiliated with the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society [NJPMS]. The Jersey group becomes part of OPEIU's First National Guild of Healthcare Providers of the Lower Extremity, Guild 45,  after completing a one-year trial affiliation with OPEIU.



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