Grieving Families Act Reintroduced in Senate

Grieving Families Act Reintroduced in Senate

Listen to the interview with New York State Trial Lawyers Association President, David Scher, here: New York State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, Chair of the NYS Senate Judiciary Committee, reintroduced the Grieving Families Act (2024-S8485) on Monday, landmark legislation that reforms and modernizes New York’s antiquated wrongful death statute. The legislature passed the bill with overwhelming bipartisan […]

Montefiore Lower Hudson Valley Nurses Authorize Strike

Montefiore Lower Hudson Valley Nurses Authorize Strike

Editorial credit: Luis Yanez / Shutterstock.com NYSNA Nurses at Nyack, New Rochelle, and Mount Vernon Hospitals Overwhelmingly Authorize a Strike with 96% Voting in Favor Nearly 800 Nurses Ready to Strike for Safe Staffing and Respect More than 40 Elected and Community Leaders Add Support to Nurses’ Demands for Fair Contracts Nyack, N.Y.— Approximately 96% […]

Governor Hochul Continues New York’s Leadership on Racial Equity, Signs Legislation Establishing Commission to Study Reparations and Racial Justice

Governor Hochul Continues New York’s Leadership on Racial Equity, Signs Legislation Establishing Commission to Study Reparations and Racial Justice

Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com By Governor’s Press Office | December 19, 2023 Listen to New York Gov. Hochul on signing the bill on reparations below and here: Listen to Senator James Sanders speaking about the reparations bill here. Listen to Brian Figeroux speaking about reparations here. S.1163-A/A.7691 Establishes the New York State Community […]

NY State Attorney General Letitia James and Elected Leaders Unveil Alarming Findings of Wage Theft, Sexual Harassment and Racial Discrimination from the Largest Post-Pandemic Survey of Service Workers

NY State Attorney General Letitia James and Elected Leaders Unveil Alarming Findings of Wage Theft, Sexual Harassment and Racial Discrimination from the Largest Post-Pandemic Survey of Service Workers

Photo Courtesy: One Fair Wage By One Fair Wage Press | October 27, 2023 The new One Fair Wage report reveals tipped workers in NY are facing alarming levels of wage theft, racial discrimination, and pandemic-induced challenges, with New York City now the last of the 3 largest US cities to maintain a subminimum wage […]

Magic Johnson says Knicks only NBA team he’d consider owning

Magic Johnson says Knicks only NBA team he’d consider owning

Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com By ESPN News Services and The Associated Press | September 26, 2023 NEW YORK — Magic Johnson’s love for his Los Angeles Lakers has kept him from considering ownership of any other NBA team. The New York Knicks would be the one franchise that could make him have second thoughts. “I think it […]

New York Prisons Ban Care Packages Containing Food

New York state’s new regulations are forcing families to buy third-party care packages from pre-approved vendors. Families say the new policy is “retaliation” and a way to squeeze more profits from incarcerated people and their loved ones.

New York Prisons Ban Care Packages Containing Food

By Mansa Musa, The Real News The prison-industrial complex has many ways of turning the incarceration of human beings into a profitable business model. In New York state, new regulations targeting care packages for prisoners show this logic at work. Friends and families of incarcerated people can no longer send packages containing food to those […]