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03 April 2006

04.01.06 MD/NY: Super Stores Challenge Fair Share in Court

Large retailers have come out swinging against the state legislation requiring employers to spend a minimum on health care insurance for workers or pay penalties to the state, saying they will take their challenge to the Supreme Court if necessary. The Re

04.03.06 Study: Minimum-wage hikes boost retail employment --

A new study has ratcheted up the debate over whether minimum-wage hikes cause job losses in New York State. According to the Fiscal Policy Institute, a research group in Albany, the state's minimum-wage increases have helped small businesses, not hur

22 March 2006

03.21.06 NY: Time to Provide the Benefits

With the expansion of Fair Share for Health Care Act, large employers like Wal-Mart and Home Depot will be required to shell out a portion of New York employees’ health care. Bill Lindsay (D-Holbrook), Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature

13 March 2006

03.13.06 Legislative committee backs dollar hike in minimum wage

An increase in the state's minimum wage may be on the way. A legislative committee backed a bill today that would increase the minimum wage by a dollar. The minimum wage now stands at six-dollars-and-seventy-five cents an hour. The bill endorsed b

08 March 2006

GOP in Albany Prepares To Target Wal-Mart, Other Retailers in N.Y. - March 8, 2006 - The New York Sun - NY News

March 8, 2006 ALBANY - Senate Republicans are considering legislation that would force hundreds of businesses, particularly retailers like Wal-Mart, to pay for health insurance for their employees.

06 March 2006

NY legislators ride anti-Wal-Mart wave on employee health coverage - 2006-03-06

New York is among some 30 states nationwide where labor union-backed legislation has surfaced to require large employers like Wal-Mart to pay for at least minimal health care coverage for employees...

23 February 2006

Bill mimics Maryland mandate -- Page 1 --

It's a one-house bill, which usually means the legislation is going nowhere. But A09534, introduced by a state assemblyman last month, is worth noting because of its striking resemblance to a controversial law approved Jan. 12 in Maryland.

Retailers File Suits Against 'Fair Share' Mandates in Md., N.Y. Courts

February 8, 2006 A group of retailers has filed suits challenging laws in Maryland and New York that were enacted to pressure employers to spend a minimum amount oin employees' health benefits. Advertisement The Retail Industry Leaders Association claims

New York: FAIR SHARE HEALTH CARE vs. WAL-MART :: ILCA Online :: Making Labor Media a Force to Be Reckoned With

NEW YORK (PAI) – Fresh off its win over Wal-Mart in Maryland, labor’s “Fair Share Health Care” campaign opened in New York in January, as Staate Sen. Diane Savino (D), a longtime AFSCME member, introduced legislation to mandate large firms pay the

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