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NYPD Taps Former Forensic Nurse to Head Special Victims Unit
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NYPD Taps Former Forensic Nurse to Head Special Victims Unit

New York, NY – Deputy Inspector Michael W. King will be the new leader of the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit. King is succeeding Judith Harrison, who was recently appointed Brooklyn North Borough Commander. Harrison was selected as the former deputy chief in November 2018, shortly after former SVU head Michael Osgood was ousted for dropping…

New Statue Honoring Women’s Rights Icons Debuts in Central Park
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New Statue Honoring Women’s Rights Icons Debuts in Central Park

New York, NY – On Wednesday, Aug. 26, Monumental Women, an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization created in 2014, unveiled a statue seven years in the making, a monument of women’s rights pioneers Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The organization was created with the initial goal of breaking the “bronze ceiling” and creating…

Healthy Terminal Act Clears Hurdle; Awaits Cuomo’s Signature
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Healthy Terminal Act Clears Hurdle; Awaits Cuomo’s Signature

Queens, NY – Unprotected airport workers have fought for more than a year for access to affordable healthcare — and as of Wednesday, they now have enough support from the New York Legislature to pass a bill that will achieve their goals. All that is left for the Healthy Terminals Act to become a reality…

MTA Bus Driver Who Survived COVID-19 Predicts Another Lockdown for NYC; Holds Trump Administration Accountable for Sister’s Death
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MTA Bus Driver Who Survived COVID-19 Predicts Another Lockdown for NYC; Holds Trump Administration Accountable for Sister’s Death

Queens, NY – Come August, the MTA has plans to install protective barriers on buses before resuming front door service and fare collections — bus operators, however, remain dubious as COVID-19 continues to gallop across the rest of the country.  Joseph Branch is on the executive board of ATU Local 1056. For the last 22-years,…

Public Employee Pensions Under Attack
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

Public Employee Pensions Under Attack

New York public servants are members of one of the eight public employee pension systems in the State and City.  Approximately 700,000 active employees are contributing to their future pensions. Approximately 500,000 members and survivors collect Defined Benefits Pensions. We are protected by the NYS constitution – current pension benefits are the state and city’s…

Exposing the Bad Apples
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Exposing the Bad Apples

The State Troopers Fraternal Association of New Jersey filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Gurbir Grewal on June 25. The suit alleges Grewal’s orders to expose “Bad apple” cops will have a dangerous impact on those whose names have been disclosed. A directive given by Grewal required the New Jersey Division of State Police, the…

The Entertainment Industries ‘Safe Way Forward’
Entertainment, Finance, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

The Entertainment Industries ‘Safe Way Forward’

New York, NY –  Entertainment unions collaborated in the development of The Safe Way Forward. This multi-union report on Covid-19 safety guidelines is the document to be utilized as film and theaters open their doors.  This critical document has been prepared with input from Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), and Screen…

Gig Delivery Workers are Essential to Our Economy
Finance, Health and Safety, New York

Gig Delivery Workers are Essential to Our Economy

New York, NY – Gig delivery workers have been officially “essential” since the COVID crisis began, but the multi-billion-dollar companies aren’t providing them the essential protections they need to stay safe and healthy.  Food delivery companies pay as little as little as $2 a delivery far less than  minimum wage. In fact, pay is so low…

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