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1199SEIU praises passing of Home Health Aide Bill

The end of the latest session in the New York State legislature saw a few groups unsatisfied that their cause wasn’t considered and some that were ecstatic.

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AFT’s Weingarten reacts to Fisher v. University of Texas decision

In a 4-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court said that race could still be a factor in college admissions.

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Espaillat endorsed by CWA and Workers United

New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat got some more good news this month after being endorsed by both the CWA Local 1101 and the SEIU affiliate Workers United for New York’s 13th Congressional District.

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Report: Feds must step into ring with payday lenders

A new staff report by the House Financial Services Committee concluded that stronger federal consumer protections are needed for Americans who’d consider payday lenders.

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PSC and CUNY finally reach a tentative deal

The City University of New York and its faculty and staff have agreed to a tentative contract after years of fighting.

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Assembly passes Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act

New York nurses scored a victory in Albany this week when the New York State Assembly passed the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act (A08580A).

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Free camp for SHSAT preparation announced

The controversy surrounding New York City’s Specialized High School Admissions Test has been well chronicled in the past decade.

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Summit to ‘elevate’ teaching profession takes place next week

Through a joint initiative launched by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, ASCD and the U.S. Department of Education, teachers from across New York State will gather with the mission to advance student outcomes.

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State Assembly passes ‘Kalief’s Law’ to reform pretrial detention

Last week, the New York State Assembly passed law S 5988-A /A 8296-A, known as “Kalief’s Law,” to reform New York’s speedy trial provision and improve the effectiveness of the state’s criminal justice system, ensuring that people aren’t unjustly held in pretrial detention for longer than needed.

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