Tier VI: How did your reps vote?

In case you’ve been wondering how your representatives in Albany voted on Tier VI last Wednesday night in the wee hours of last Thursday morning, here are the lists, via Capitol Confidential. Voting Record: Senate | Assembly

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Go after Wall Street fraud, not workers

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the state AFL-CIO television ad pointing out how Gov. Cuomo wants to cut benefits to government workers by 40% while his 401(k) option gives another windfall to Wall Street. Mario Cilento, president of the state AFL-CIO, is also at a press conference today calling for reforms to state laws […]

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Retirement security: One generation stands up for the next


I’d like you to meet Jim Frenette. He’s more than my dad. He’s also a retired teacher. In Tupper Lake, where I grew up, teachers were — and still are — a respected profession. It wasn’t just me and my family who looked up to him, whether he was wearing his school shoes or his […]

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Higher ed system has ‘a lot to be proud of’

United University Professions member Bill Ashbaugh spent his first advocacy day in the Legislative Office Building mixing discussion of Japanese universities with opposition to the governor’s proposal for a Tier VI pension plan. Ashbaugh, who chairs the history department at SUNY Oneonta, joined a group of UUP sisters and brothers – most of them experienced […]

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