Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO
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    Ulster County State of the County
    Feb 09, 2016
    SUNY Ulster, Vanderlyn Hall, College Lounge 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY
    Columbia Chapter CLC Meeting
    Feb 16, 2016
    Mexican Radio Restaurant 537 Warren St Hudson, New York, 12534
    Upper Hudson Central Labor Council
    Feb 22, 2016
    NYSUT, 201 Stockade Drive, Kingston, NY
    Hudson Catskill Central Labor Council
    Feb 23, 2016
    CSEA Local 836, 450 E. Main Street, Middletown, NY
    Dutchess County Central Labor Council
    Feb 24, 2016
    CWA 1120 Union Hall, 157 Van Wagner Road Poughkeepsie, NY
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      Union Made: Love with a Union Label on Valentine’s Day

      Why not give your valentine some union-made sweets this Feb. 14, toast your love with champagne that carries a union label or touch up your pheromones a bit with some smell-good union-made scents.
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      Why the Super Bowl Scores Big for America’s Middle Class

      Americans may like to keep politics and sports separate, but over the past year reality has repeatedly intruded on the country’s most popular pastime. On Christmas Day, the movie "Concussion" hit theaters, amplifying the national conversation over sometimes fatal brain injuries suffered by professional football players and efforts by the National Football League to hide the truth from the public. A few months earlier, the media had a field day with a decision by the usually obscure National Labor Relations Board, which ruled against players at Northwestern University seeking to form a union. Summing up the bad news for collegiate athletes, one headline read “NCAA ‘Dictatorship’ Wins Again as Union Gets Busted.”
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      Union-Made Super Bowl Party Shopping List

      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 Santa Clara, California, at Super Bowl 50. While the Super Bowl carries a union label, from players to broadcast crews to stadium workers—your Super Bowl party spread can, too, with union-made in America food and drinks.
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      Democrats seek paid-family leave, higher taxes on rich

      A bill to provide 12 weeks of paid-family leave to New Yorkers was passed Tuesday by the state Assembly, which also introduced a measure to increase taxes on the rich and lower them for the middle class.
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      The People Rally For Minimum Wage Hike

      Grandmother Addie Davis says she has to work 50-55 hours a week "just to bring home a decent paycheck." Tommie Stephens, a City of Poughkeepsie resident, said an hourly wage increase would help him buy food for his children.
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      What Trader Joe's Can Teach Us About Treating Workers Well

      Trader Joe’s made its name by offering delicious hipster-yuppie snacks like wild salmon jerky and sea-salt almonds, as well as $2-dollar wines and organic milk that won’t put your kids’ college savings at risk.
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      Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association Supreme Court Case History In the 1977 decision Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, the justices ruled that public unions may charge all employees — members and nonmembers alike — for the costs of collective bargaining related to their employment. For nonmembers, these are known as “fair-share fees.
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      Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein Cordially Invites You To Attend The 2016 State Of The County Address Tuesday, February 9, 2016 5:30PM SUNY Ulster, Vanderlyn Hall, College Lounge 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, February 8, 2016 to exec@co.ulster.ny.
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      Join us for a training educating union members about Friedrichs v. CTA and its implications. Issue Education Message Development Internal Organizing Digital Strategies Help us to prepare an army of activists here in New York State. We are encouraging all sectors, public, private and building trades to join us in this fight. Monday, March 29, 2016 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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      As many of you know, the Hudson-Catskill Central Council awards a one thousand dollar scholarship each year to an exceptional high school student to help cover the cost of college or a trade school.  To be eligible, each applicant must be a current high school student and the son or daughter of a local union member.
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      See Below School Aid Runs for the Counties Covered by the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation
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      Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association Supreme Court Case History In the 1977 decision Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, the justices ruled that public unions may charge all employees — members and nonmembers alike — for the costs of collective bargaining related to their employment. For nonmembers, these are known as “fair-share fees.
      Read More...
      Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein Cordially Invites You To Attend The 2016 State Of The County Address Tuesday, February 9, 2016 5:30PM SUNY Ulster, Vanderlyn Hall, College Lounge 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, February 8, 2016 to exec@co.ulster.ny.
      Read More...
      Join us for a training educating union members about Friedrichs v. CTA and its implications. Issue Education Message Development Internal Organizing Digital Strategies Help us to prepare an army of activists here in New York State. We are encouraging all sectors, public, private and building trades to join us in this fight. Monday, March 29, 2016 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Read More...
      As many of you know, the Hudson-Catskill Central Council awards a one thousand dollar scholarship each year to an exceptional high school student to help cover the cost of college or a trade school.  To be eligible, each applicant must be a current high school student and the son or daughter of a local union member.
      Read More...
      See Below School Aid Runs for the Counties Covered by the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation
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