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The Right-Wing’s War on Workers

The Right-Wing’s War on Workers September 3, 2012 By Larry Cary, Cary Kane LLP Labor Day is usually a time for picnics and parades celebrating the many contributions made by workers and their unions to American society. But today, the labor movement is under fierce attack from many quarters and, now more than ever, working…

Law and Politics

Workers Across the Nation Fight for Justice!

December 15, 2012 By Barbara Kestenbaum There is something big happening in America. All across our country workers are fighting back! Their hard-won successes include: •    The unionizing of over 500 workers at Rite-Aid’s Southwest Distribution Center in Lancaster, California by the Longshoremen’s union (ILWU).

Municipal Government

Only In New York City

Only In New York City December 5, 2012 By Ed Koch Every now and then, there is a story which actually happened and could only happen in New York City. On November 14, 2012, a very cold night, while New York City police officer Lawrence DePrimo was on patrol in Times Square, he came across…

Municipal Government

OUTREACH Honors Robert Bonanza

OUTREACH Honors Robert Bonanza December 5, 2012 Around Town by Neal Tepel On November 29, 2012 OUTREACH foundation honored Robert Bonanza, Business Manager of Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York and Long for his commitment to helping OUTREACH continue to "build healthy lives for children and families." The road he traveled to reach…

Health and Safety

Challenges and Opportunities in Public Health Care

Challenges and Opportunities in Public Health Care December 5, 2012 By Lillian Roberts, Executive Director District Council 37 AFSCME The public health care delivery system in New York City is one of the best in the nation. This is largely due to the dedicated civil servants who provide the quality services to the public each…

Finance

Deal to Preserve Co-Op City

December 4, 2012 Around Town By Neal Tepel State’s Largest Mitchell-Lama Development, Home to 55,000 Residents, Will Remain Affordable for 35 More Years Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg have announced the closing of a $621.5 million loan to the Co-op City development in the Bronx.

Building Trades

NYC Construction Outlook

NYC Construction Outlook December 3, 2012 Around Town By Neal Tepel The number of stalled construction sites throughout New York City rose by 17 percent between February and November of 2012. This rapid increase in stalled projects has erased virtually all of the progress made in the prior 15 months, according to a New York…

Finance

AFSCME, SEIU, NEA Launch Ad Campaign to Protect Social Services

November 30, 2012 Diane Cohen, LaborPress Washington Bureau The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the National Education Association (NEA) today launched an opening set of television ads in Colorado, Virginia, Missouri, and radio ads in Pennsylvania, Alaska and Missouri. The ads are urging Senators…

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