CASA, the homecare program, is under fire by Governor Cuomo, who’s Medicaid redesign would push more home-based personal care to managed hospital care, resulting in less work for social service workers and less care for the needy.

Bloomberg’s Poverty Problem

NY1 has an interesting story about how poverty levels in the City have remained the same since 2006, despite attempts by the administration to reduce homelessness. 

More CityTime Sorrow

Juan Gonzalez has another hard-hitting piece about CityTime scandal in the Daily News.

Layoffs Averted!

On June 29 the City Council approved the Mayor’s budget for 2012 that restored funds for 22 Child Welfare Specialists (CWS), 3 Child Welfare Specialist Supervisors (CWSS), and 1 Congregate Care Worker targeted for lay offs in the Mayor’s budget announced on Friday June 23.

We Said Fight Back!

SSEU Local 371 members were front and center June 14 at the massive fight back rally at City Hall, protesting the proposed layoffs of City workers and roll backs in benefits, pensions and health-care.

Assault Bill Passes the Senate, on hold in the Assembly

As of June 24, the Union-backed Assault Bill passed the Senate and still on hold in the Assembly. Gov. Cuomo is expected to call the Legislation back into session to vote on the rest of the bills, including the Assault Bill.

SSEU Local 371 encourages members to keep the pressure on and call their Assembly Members and urge tem to pass it in the lower house. 

Assault Bill:Members in Albany

SSEU Local 371 members—including three victims of a workplace assault—went to Albany with Vice President of Legislation & Political Action Michelle Akyempong June 7 to lobby lawmakers about the Assault Bill, which would make assaults on social service workers a felony.

Passing the Assault Bill

Union is in the process of lobbying the State Legislators to pass the Assault Bill – A4672 sponsored by Peter Rivera and S00641 sponsored by Marty Golden.

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Social Service Employees Union Local 371
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