Andrew Cuomo http://wshu.org en Cuomo brokers deal to avert LIRR strike http://wshu.org/post/cuomo-brokers-deal-avert-lirr-strike <p></p><p>A deal to avert a crippling labor strike on the Long Island Rail Road has been reached.</p><p>Union and MTA leaders signed an agreement today that both sides said is equitable and will not cause a fair hike. However, exact details of the contract were not given.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:55:11 +0000 Charles Lane 20843 at http://wshu.org Cuomo brokers deal to avert LIRR strike Union "certain" Democrats will control Albany http://wshu.org/post/union-certain-democrats-will-control-albany <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The influential labor union 32BJ SEIU endorsed State Senator Jeff Klein Thursday. The endorsement is the latest in a series of moves that stands to put Democrats back in charge of Albany.</span></p><p>After Democrats appeared to win control of the State Senate in 2010 Klein stopped caucusing with them and started the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference which aligns itself with Republicans.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:18:55 +0000 Charles Lane 20103 at http://wshu.org Union "certain" Democrats will control Albany Cuomo urged to stop LIRR strike http://wshu.org/post/cuomo-urged-stop-lirr-strike <p></p><p>Worried time is running out, several Long Island State Senators are urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to intercede in the stalled contract negotiations between the MTA and Long Island Rail Road workers.</p><p>Technically there is no deadline. LIRR workers are legally allowed to strike beginning Sunday, July 20th. However, they previously offered to push that date back to the end of summer where a strike would have more impact. There would be fewer people on vacation, college students would be back on the train, and it's the eve of November's gubernatorial election.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:29:50 +0000 Charles Lane 20026 at http://wshu.org Cuomo urged to stop LIRR strike Bellone wasn't interested in Lt. Gov anyways http://wshu.org/post/bellone-wasnt-interested-lt-gov-anyways <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During his nomination speech yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mentioned <a href="http://wshu.org/term/steve-bellone">Suffolk County Executive Steve </a></span><a href="http://wshu.org/term/steve-bellone">Bellone</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> very briefly before moving to heap praise on his choice for lieutenant governor, former upstate congresswoman Kathy </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 11:12:21 +0000 Charles Lane 17880 at http://wshu.org Bellone wasn't interested in Lt. Gov anyways 3 of 4 schools fail to pierce tax cap http://wshu.org/post/3-4-schools-fail-pierce-tax-cap <p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 11:36:48 +0000 Charles Lane 17756 at http://wshu.org 3 of 4 schools fail to pierce tax cap