Equal Access to FiOs

We’re gathering signatures from residents in Capital Region cities, towns, and surrounding suburbs who would be interested in getting FiOS internet service if Verizon offered it where they live. We’ll be presenting these signatures to the Public Service Commission (PSC) at the hearing on Wednesday, August 12th at 6PM at the Bethlehem Town Hall. 

FiOs is currently only offered in a few select areas in the Capital Region and we believe this valuable resource should be an option for everyone, including all of our business, educational, and medical facilities who rely on having access to quality, hi-speed internet.

CLICK HERE to add your name!

Celebrating 50 Years of Medicare

121941-Medicare  alice-2Thursday, July 30th | 12:00pm-2:30pm

Cohoes Music Hall (58 Remsen St., Cohoes)

Please join us next week as ​we celebrate Medicare’s 50th Birthday!

Festivities will include Birthday cake, remarks by Medicare advocates and guest speakers, and a musical performance by Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame).

Since 1965 Medicare has been a boon in the struggle to provide access to affordable healthcare to seniors, but even today there are efforts being made in Congress to privatize this vital social safety net service. Click the image to the right to view the full-sized flier, and join us on Thursday to learn more about what you can do to help in the fight to preserve and grow Medicare!

Summer Opportunities with NYSUT

Our brothers and sisters at NYSUT and Citizen Action are looking for local NYSUT members and education advocates to become part of their grassroots team. These team members will have the opportunity to spend time talking to the public about important education issues – while getting paid for it!Are you friendly and willing to work hard and stay positive? Are you a problem solver? Are you passionate about public education and saving the world? 

If that sounds like you, you might be the perfect fit for this fast-paced and exciting summer opportunity. Grassroots organizing is one of the most rewarding jobs you could ever have, because you get the chance to make a real difference that you can see every day that you’re out in the community!

Sounds great, right? Click here to apply today so you don’t miss out!


Urgent: Add Your Name in Support of NYSNA Nurses

A message from our brothers and sisters at the New York State Nurses Association:

Good afternoon,

We are asking our labor friends to sign-on to the below letter of support on behalf of the nurses at Ellis and Nathan Littauer Hospital.

NYSNA has obtained a strike authorization from both hospitals due to the employers’ unwillingness to negotiate a contract that enables nurses to provide quality patient care.

Nathan Littauer Hospital has indicated to the media that there is a negotiating session scheduled this month. Unfortunately that is not true. We are asking you to urge the CEO to get back to the table and negotiate a fair contract that will not impact the quality of patient care. Please click below to add your name to the letter of support, and reach out to Janice (janice.treanor@nysna.org) with any questions.”

Click here to add your name to the letter of support.

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SCHEN-ALC & NYSNA at Schenectady’s “Summer Night”

Friday, July 10th, 2015 | 5:00pm-10:00pm in Downtown Schenectady

The Schenectady Area Labor Council, in partnership with the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), will have an informational table at this year’s Schenectady County “Summer Night.” This free annual event features activities for the entire family, including live musical performances, street artists, food, craft vendors, informational tables, and more!

Make sure to wear your union t-shirts or other gear, and stop by the SCHEN-ALC/NYSNA table to say hello!

Want to talk with community members about local labor’s role in the fight for a New York that works for everybody? Contact President Frank Natalie (fnatalie@nycap.rr.com) to sign up for a volunteer shift at the SCHEN-ALC informational table.nysna schenectady flyer 6-25-15B_Page_1

President Sullivan’s Testimony to the NYS Wage Board

Click here to view CDALF President Mary E. Sullivan’s testimony to the NYS wage board, urging a recommendation of raising the minimum wage to $15/hour for all fast food workers.

Haven’t had a chance to submit your own written testimony yet? The wage board will be accepting written testimony via email until midnight on Friday, June 26th. Send your comments in support of a $15/hour recommendation to wageboard@labor.ny.gov. Your comments are a significant part of showing the wage board members how important this wage increase is to New York’s communities!


Income Inequality and the #Fightfor15

Wednesday, June 24th | 6:00pm

Please join the Troy Area Labor Council as they continue our “Common Sense Economics” series in Troy, hosting an evening program and discussion on income inequality and the “Fight for $15″ campaign. Click the image below to RSVP.

TALC CSE1 copyThis event is co-sponsored by: Troy Area Labor Council, Citizen Action of New YorkLabor Religion Coalition of New York State, CBTU, CLUW, Capital Roots