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Bloomberg: Bad to the Bone
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Bloomberg: Bad to the Bone

January 28, 2013 Raglan George, Jr. The last year of the Bloomberg Administration offers little hope for self-redemption. Next year will usher in a New York City Mayor, and hopefully, it will be a person of integrity, empathy and common sense politics regarding the needs of working families. 

The Promise of Improved Education in the Year 2013
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The Promise of Improved Education in the Year 2013

January 24, 2013 By Brad Gerstman On January 9th Governor Andrew M. Cuomo addressed the state of New York with a promising agenda for 2013. Amid a positive disposition he emphasized a necessity to build on the progress we have made since his election in 2010.

Labor Leaders Give Warm Reception to Climate Change Expert
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Labor Leaders Give Warm Reception to Climate Change Expert

January 22, 2013 Marc Bussanich After listening to a fact-packed 25-minute presentation on climate change from NASA’s top climate scientist, 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa, who represents 120,000 property service workers, said he was “open” to Dr. James Hansen’s solution to the climate problem: a tax on carbon levied at the mine or port of entry, which could add $1…

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One-Man March Follows EarlyLearn’s Fallout in New Year

January 9, 2013 Marc Bussanich Raglan George Jr., Executive Director of DC 1707, the union representing day care and Head Start workers, resumed his one-man march outside City Hall on the first Monday of the New Year against Mayor Bloomberg’s EarlyLearn plan to improve the early childhood education system.

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Employment and Obamacare

December 27, 2012 By Young Lee, Director of Training & Development at Coney Island Hospital Severe dearth of employment opportunities for entry-level urban workers in the 1980’s and 1990’s was ushered in by systematic out location of manufacturing jobs from American cities coupled with intended diseducation of children who became young adults eager for work…

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Chicago Charter School to Unionize

December 2, 2012 Bob Levine, Washington DC Bureau CHICAGO—Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy has become the latest Chicago charter school to unionize. The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board has certified the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (Chicago ACTS), an American Federation of Teachers affiliate, as the bargaining agent for the 52 teachers, certified…

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Teacher/Staff Furloughs Ruled Illegal In Louisiana

November 26, 2012 By Diane Cohen, LaborPress Washington DC Bureau The Jefferson Federation of Teachers is celebrating three recent victories in Jefferson Parish, La. Most recently, on Nov. 15, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit (Louisiana) Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that the Jefferson Parish Public School System acted illegally when it furloughed teachers…

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