USW member Montressa Johnson from Castle Hayne, NC — Local Union 1025, built a wheelchair ramp and replaced the floors in a home in her community. #steelworkerstrong #strongertogether
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It’s our tax dollars, so shouldn’t the budget reflect our needs and not just those of the wealthy and Wall St.? You can make a difference - send your representatives a FAX TODAY. Then, call them on the phone and meet with them if you can.
Tell them to OPPOSE any budget that attaches irresponsible tax breaks to cuts in jobs and services we all rely on.
Great news! The New York State Assembly Majority passed legislation making affordable childcare and paid family leave that puts “Families First” that much closer to being a reality for many NY’ers.
Read more here www.bit.ly/1dvAfPT
Check out New Yorkers Deserve Paid Sick Days! and show them some support in the fight on this great issue. http://ift.tt/MQKovK
Thank you to Assemblymembers Felix Ortiz, Brian Kavanagh and Michelle Schimel for pushing a resolution in the NYS Assembly in opposition to the TPP Fast Track.
If this bad trade deal passes corporations will be able to sue our state and country in a private court system to void any laws that they deem inhibit their profit potential.
A recent report by Comptroller DiNapoli finds that we’re not getting a bang for our buck in IDA programs, one of the vehicles through which New York gives away $7 billion of your tax dollars each year in the name of “job creation.”
"Far too often IDA-sponsored projects are not producing expected benefits and taxpayers are not getting what they were promised," DiNapoli said in a statement.
It’s time that we start www.makingNYwork.org by requiring job standards like prevailing wage, clawbacks of our money when goals aren’t met, and greater oversight and transparency in economic development programs.
In a time when many politicians find it politically convenient to attack workers and the unions they belong to it is refreshing to see our NYS Comptroller recognize the benefits of unions.
Thank Office of the NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli for all you do!