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AFSCME NY Endorses Lancman for Congress

May 11, 2012Around Town – By Neal Tepel AFSCME unions throughout New York State representing 420,000 members in New York and 150,000 in New York City, has endorsed Assemblyman Rory Lancman for Congress. The vacant seat is New York’s 6th Congressional District representing Central and Northeast Queens. Leaders from AFSCME affiliates appeared at a press…

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New York Reducing Structural Gaps, But Challenges Remain

May 10, 2012Around Town – By Neal Tepel New York State ended its 2011-12 fiscal year having achieved major reductions in structural budget gaps, even in the face of unexpectedly weak economic conditions, but continues to face significant budgetary challenges in the years ahead, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Thomas P….

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John Liu Proposes 15,000 Jobs

May 10, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter The national unemployment rate recently dipped to 8.1 percent, but the City’s unemployment rate is unacceptably high. The City’s Comptroller, John Liu, said that although the City weathered the recession better than the rest of the country, the City’s unemployment rate has climbed to 9.8 percent and…

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