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TWU Judge Keeps Hope Alive

Samuelsen: “We will never abandon our members or passengers” (Wednesday May 12) Hundreds of off-duty Local 100 members descended on Centre Street today as NYS Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpullo heard arguments from the union and MTA attorneys over Station Booth closings. The union obtained a Temporary Restraining Order against the closures late last week,…

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Still Going Strong At 100 Years Old

By Summer Brennan On May 4th, members and former members of the FDNY and their families gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ladder 40 on 125th Street. “Life begins at 40,” joked George Campbell, Captain of Ladder 40. “This company has served the Harlem community through good times and bad, always answering the call…

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TWU Wins Reprieve For Station Agents

MAY 6 — After hearing from both Local 100 and MTA attorneys this morning at 80 Centre Street, New York State Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla let a temporary restraining order stopping the MTA from closing token booths remain in effect. She set a court date for argument for 2:15 this coming Monday, May 10,…

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EDWARD SKYLER to LEAVE CITY GOVERNMENT

By Neal Tepel Deputy Mayor for Operations Edward Skyler will leave City government at the end of April for a position in the private sector. Skyler has been a member of Mayor Bloomberg’s Administration since its inception in 2002, and previously served as the Press Secretary, Communications Director and Deputy Mayor for Administration. “Ed Skyler…

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Jesse Jackson, Rangel Join Labor to Keep America Moving

 A broad coalition of transportation labor, environmental, community and passenger advocate leaders launched a new national partnership – Keep America Moving — to rescue the nation’s financially distressed mass transit systems at a press conference at New York’s Penn Station March 31, 2010. Founding members of Keep American Moving, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Transport Workers…

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DISTRICT COUNCIL 37 SCORES ORGANIZING VICTORY – Nearly 100 finger imaging workers join union ranks

New York, NY- District Council 37, the city’s largest public employee union, scored a major organizing victory on Wednesday, March 10, when 98 percent of the Automated Finger Imaging Systems (AFIS) operators at the Human Resources Administration voted overwhelmingly in favor of joining the union. The mail ballot vote was tabulated by the National Labor…

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Doctors Council Lobbies Albany To Stop Healthcare Cuts

On March 9th, the Doctors Council, along with hundreds of doctors went to Albany to protest health care funding cuts.  The Doctors Council, which represents physicians and dentists employed at City Hospitals and facilities, including HHC and the Mayoral Agencies, joined with the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) at an all-day…

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Criticism Grows; MTA Mum on Union Letter

With no reply in hand to his January 26 letter to MTA Chairman Jay Walder, asking him to join with the Transport Workers Union to lobby Washington to include transit funding in the pending Obama jobs bill, Local 100 President John Samuelsen stepped up the pressure on the MTA, calling a press conference on February…

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Reid, at 768, Prepares for DOHMH Layoffs

JANUARY 29 — In an email sent out to hundreds of his members, Local 768 DC 37 President Fitz Reid attacked the Bloomberg administration’s priorities which include 141 layoffs at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). In the email blast, he said, ” I am personally surprised by the Mayor’s priorities. Just days…

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