Albany Agenda


Crickets from Building Trades Council on New York’s housing deal

The construction unions were absent from an event with Gov. Kathy Hochul celebrating labor wins in the state budget.

Energy & Environment

Exclusive: Environmental, labor groups call for more climate funding in city budget

A letter to the City Council calls for investing an additional $600 million in the electrification of public schools and allocating more funding to help implement Local Law 97.

News & Politics

Laborers union asks legislature to include $40 minimum wage in 421-a replacement

The Mason Tenders District Council has already agreed to a wage deal with REBNY and now wants legislators to codify it into law.

News & Politics

District Council 37 endorses Rep. Jamaal Bowman

He has also been endorsed by 1199SEIU and the New York State Nurses Association.

News & Politics

Trade unions say REBNY is lowballing them in negotiations over 421-a replacement

The Steamfitters and the Carpenters say the Real Estate Board of New York’s proposal guarantees wages well below their unions’ prevailing wages.


Over 37,000 migrants applied for asylum and work authorization through city help centers

While New York City has increased legal assistance for asylum-seekers after opening a help center devoted to helping migrants apply for asylum and work authorization, the City Council expressed concerns Tuesday about a lack of funding included in the 2025 fiscal preliminary budget.


Health care unions in New York are fighting back for better pay

After the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors and nurses have been striking in greater numbers.


State lawmakers look to improve pensions to attract public sector workers

Complaints are rampant about the Tier 6 pension level, which some believe make working for the state less appealing.

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