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The President Comes to Paterson

September 7, 2011By Bob Hennelly Paterson a week after Irene hit New Jersey President Obama and Governor Christie toured some of the hardest hit areas near the Passaic River in Wayne and Paterson. While the President was in the state the White House extended its disaster declaration to all of New Jersey’s 21 counties which…

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It’s a Working Life – A Labor Day Message

September 5, 2011By Vincent Alvarez, President, NYC Central Labor Council The nation will observe Labor Day this coming weekend, allowing workers across the country to enjoy a well-deserved rest on this federal holiday in which we recognize their contributions to our nation.   Of course, a far better Labor Day would be if all those…

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Mayor Bloomberg Thanks Firefighters

September 1, 2011Dr. Dan Miller The following are Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s remarks as delivered at Engine 166/Ladder 86 Fire Company on Staten Island: Updates New Yorkers on Restoration of Services and Safety “We’re here to talk about somebody that gave us a weekend to remember – and that was Irene. It was a storm that…

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America’s Debt Addiction

August 29, 2011By Bob HennellyDebt is really not about numbers, it is about character. Incurring debt today enables us to get something right now and defer the consequences down the road. And in the case of our trillions in national debt, we simply put it on the backs of our children and their children. Why?…

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Allstate Agents Vote to Join OPEIU

August 24, 2011 Reprint August 17, 2011 – AFLCIO.org Members of the National Association of Professional Allstate Agents (NAPAA) voted overwhelmingly today to join the AFL-CIO-affiliated Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU). Ballots were mailed to all 1,200 members of NAPAA and, when they were tallied, more than 94 percent had voted in favor of affiliating with…

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NYCOSH Conference September 16th Are We Prepared for the Next 9/11?

August 15, 2011By Stephanie WestThe New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) with support from a group of labor unions, health-care facilities, environmental organizations and Manhattan Community Board 1 will sponsor an all day conference on September 16th  entitled “Protecting Worker and Community Health: Are We Prepared for the Next 9/11?”

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