BALCONY - Business and Labor Coalition of New York

March 2015 — A coalition of labor groups and their leaders on Thursday backed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push to increase the state’s minimum wage.

The push includes the release of a video featuring prominent union leaders Mario Cilento of the state AFL-CIO, Peter Ward of the New York Hotel Trades Council and George Gresham of 1199/SEIU.

Watch the Video: Minimum Wage


Feb. 2015 — VIDEO FORUM REPORT: Affordable Housing in New York with NYCHPD Commissioner Vicki Been

Watch the Presentations: Affordable Housing

January 2015: Gov. Cuomo Presents the State of the State

Watch the Presentation: SOS


Dec. 2014: The Impact of Wall Street and the Congressional Power Shift
On the New York Economy with NYS Comptroller DiNapoli

Watch the Presentations: NY Economy

BALCONY FORUM FEATURED
COMPTROLLERS DiNAPOLI, LIU, STRINGER

Dec. 13, 2013: New York is on the road to recovery from the great recession but the Federal Government must step in to protect the social safety net. This was the theme echoed at the Business and Labor Coalition of New York, forum Friday, December 13th. The event focused on “The Impact of Wall Street & Washington Fiscal Crisis on the New York Economy.” More than 150 people attended the BALCONY forum held at the Ballroom at 4 West 43rd Street in New York City.
The speakers represented multiple points of view on the topic. New York City Comptroller-Elect Scott Stringer, New York City Comptroller John Liu, and Keynote speaker New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli discussed the government’s position on the Securities Industry and the challenges the New York State government still face following the 2008 Great Recession.

Read the report and watch the videos: 2013 BALCONY Forum Report

New York Diabetes Symposium, June 2013: Read the report and view the presentations: Diabetes

BALCONY’s December 6th breakfast forum on “The Impact of Wall Street and Hurricane Sandy on the New York City and State Economy,” featuring New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and New York City Comptroller John Liu, was a rousing success in every sense of the word.

Read the report and watch the videos:  2012 BALCONY Forum Report

Safety in the Workplace:  Video Report