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The NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus and The Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force
 Applaud Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation

December 8, 2011 The members of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, and the New York State Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force, long-time advocates for a fair, equitable system of taxation, applaud Governor Cuomo, Speaker Silver and Democratic Leader John Sampson for their leadership in making this agreement possible….

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President Obama and Isreal

December 8, 2011Commentary By Ed Koch                                 “Americans For Peace Now” is currently involved in a fundraising campaign.  Surprisingly, that organization’s latest pitch is devoted to assailing me for having said that over the last few years President Obama has, in various ways, thrown Israel under the bus. President Obama, you will recall, invited Benjamin Netanyahu,…

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DC 1707 Files Lawsuit Against City

December 8, 2011By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter On the steps of City Hall a press conference was held by union officials to denounce, again, Mayor Bloomberg’s attacks on working families and union members. The latest denouncement comes from DC 1707, as the union announced on December 5 that it issued a lawsuit against the Bloomberg…

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TWU Local 100 Fighting for More Work

December 7, 2011By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter John Samuelsen, TWU Local 100’s President, said at last weekend’s membership meeting that conversations with Joseph Lhota have thus far been productive. The union’s contract with the MTA expires on January 15, 2012. One of the demands from the union, as presented by Samuelsen at the opening of…

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Capalino Now Provides Special Events Consulting

December 6, 2011Around Town – By Neal Tepel Capalino & Company is creating a new practice within the company to provide strategically based special events consulting.

 The company will now  provide valuable strategic advice to event planners, marketing companies and organizations seeking to produce special events in New York City. This includes: securing licenses and event…

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Historians Honor Mulgrew – Cary

December 6, 2011  By Bendix AndersonYou may be familiar with Michael Mulgrew, President of the United Federation of Teachers. But you might not know that he was once in the Carpenters Union. Soon after graduating from high school, Mulgrew stood in line all night in the rain to get a spot in a Carpenters’ apprenticeship…

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Christmas Comes to Zuccotti Park

December 5, 2011By Bob HennellyEarly last Sunday morning, after the NYPD’s forcible removal of protesters at Zuccotti Park, the scene was very cold and surreal. As the Brookfield Properties’ holiday crew strung the Christmas lights on the trees in the park, plainclothes bouncers removed blankets from a sleeping protester still curled up in the fetal…

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A 30-Year Continuous Fighter 
For Peace and Social justice

December 5, 2011By Harry Kelber For 30 years, in torrid summers and freezing winters, in hurricanes, snowstorms, and sub-zero weather, this indominateable woman lives in a small patch in front of Lafayette Park on the sidewalk across from the White House. Her day-and-night anti-nuclear peace vigil is perhaps the longest continual civic-political protest in U.S. history….

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Unions Display Strength and Unity along Broadway

December 4, 2011By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City ReporterGerald Schultz, Photo Editor High unemployment, stagnant wages, bipartisan bickering blocking more stimulus dollars for job creation and the very wealthy earning more and paying less are just some of the issues that galvanized the City’s unions to march along Broadway from Herald Square to Union Square on December…

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UFCW/RWDSU Reach Agreement with A&P and Save 36,000 Jobs

December 2, 2011Around Town – By Neal TepelAfter a year of intense negotiations, 13 Locals of the UFCW/RWDSU representing some 36,000 union members from Maryland to Connecticut have concluded negotiations with The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) and affiliated companies who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December of 2010. Over a three-day…

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