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DATE: Unit Holiday Party: Saturday December 13, 2014
Nov 25 2014 Schumer: Democrats need bigger, broader message Speaking at a National Press Club newsmaker event, Schumer said congressional Democrats and Republicans alike experienced the effects of anti-Washington sentiment in the 2010, 2012 and 2014 elections. If America has another 10 years of declining middle-class incomes, we will have “a sour, angry country’’ where few people will like their government, he said. That’s a frightening prospect for Democrats because Schumer says his party is identified as “pro-government.” But it’s also an opportunity for Democrats in the 2016 election and beyond if they can offer the middle-class an agenda “that will make their lifestyle more affordable,’’ he said. Schumer said the election of President Barack Obama and Democratic majorities in the House and Senate in 2008 marked a pro-government mandate from the middle class — the first since 1980, when President Ronald Reagan was elected to shrink government. NY Times Story
Nov 10 2014 Democratic Westchester Legislators Promise a “Vigorous Review” of Astorino’s Proposed 2015 County Budget Democratic members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) promised today a “vigorous review” of County Executive Rob Astorino’s Proposed 2015 County Budget, and welcomed, once again, citizen participation and assistance during the process to adopt a County Budget that will include a zero percent increase in the County tax levy and protect the County’s bond rating. “To keep the County on the right track in terms of fiscal responsibility, my colleagues in the Democratic caucus and I will be looking at the proposed 2015 budget very closely,” said BOL Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining). “We’ll also listen to what county residents have to say and make appropriate decisions regarding smart spending and cost-cutting to help save taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars.” The announcement from the BOL Democrats comes on the heels of County Executive Rob Astorino’s 2015 budget presentation today. “Westchester residents deserve all the details of the proposed budget and access to the budget process,” Borgia added.
Nov 10 2014 Astorino
budget proposal would boost spending 1 percent
Westchester legislators have until Dec. 27 to negotiate and adopt a
budget based on the $1.76 billion spending plan County Executive Rob
Astorino proposed Monday. Astorino's budget plan would
hike spending by 1 percent, keep staffing levels flat and would not
increase the amount of money to be raised through property taxes.
The tax levy has been $548 million since
2011. Astorino said the county has contract
agreements with seven of eight unions. Those employees are
contributing to their health care costs for the first time, which
saves $5 million. The administration is still negotiating with the
eighth union — the Civil Service Employees Association Unit 9200,
which represents about 75 percent of county
Tom DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller endorsed by both the CSEA and PEF unions, talks about the value of the credentialed and qualified CSEA workers in his office, the record high NYS Pension System fund balance, and, at the 10 minute mark, defends the importance of keeping the current Defined Benefit pension system we all contributed to as municipal workers.
Tom DiNapoli: NYS Pension Fund Rises to Estimated $180.7 Billion The New York State Common Retirement Fund’s (Fund) value grew to an estimated $180.7 billion in the first quarter ending June 30, 2014, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The Fund had ended the state’s Fiscal Year 2014 on March 31 with a value of $176.8 billion. The net growth in the value of the fund reflects earnings over the quarter, offset by benefit payments. In August, it lowered contribution rates by 0.8 percent for most municipal and state workers and 1.3 percent for police and firefighters. Seventy eight percent (78%) of retirees with a NYS pension stay right here in New York after retiring. Those retiree funds keep adding to the local economies.
Sept 24 2014 Rye
Playland Rides Summer Profit, Attendance Increases
Aug 20 2014 12 Recent Victories for Workers in Raising Wages and Collective Bargaining AFSCME President Lee Saunders announced that the union has organized more than 90,000 workers this year, nearly doubling its 2014 goal of 50,000.
her Community in New York Every Day as a CSEA Member
Hourlies Need Unions Also: 98 Minute Wait for Medical Care
audio report also
AFSCME: A Force to
Be Reckoned With
DiNapoli: N.Y. pensions are worth defending
DiNapoli's Fall 2014 NYS Pension UPDATE
DiNapoli's Video Re: the Strong Condition of the NYS Pension System
Nov 19, 2011: Women Becoming Unions' New Voices 3 page NY Times article on powerful women in unions
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