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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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AFL-CIO Forum Exposes Attacks on NLRB

December 2, 2011By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City ReporterIn the nation’s capital the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was the focal point of a forum at AFL-CIO headquarters, a debate and vote in the House of Representatives and a vote on a proposed resolution by the NLRB’s three-member panel. The AFL-CIO forum was organized in response…

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Bringing Healthy Food Options to Neighborhoods

November 30, 2011By Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg“Three years ago, we identified neighborhoods across our city that lacked something many New Yorkers take for granted: Grocery stores that stock fresh produce and other nutritious foods.  Those same neighborhoods also showed a high prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and other diet-related diseases. That was clearly no coincidence. So,…

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Unions Immersed in Securing New Contracts

November 30, 2011By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter As the year winds down, multiple unions in the city are currently negotiating with their employers for new contracts. The outcome will determine if the unions enter the New Year with renewed strength or temporary setbacks. On Wednesday, November 16, SEIU 32BJ and TWU Local 100 members rallied…

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Occupy Wall Street

November 28, 2011By Ed Koch                             My impression from reading the newspapers  reporting on the efforts of Occupy Wall Street, as well as seeing a number of television newscasts depicting the activities of those protesters involved in seeking to shut down Wall Street, the adjacent subways and the Brooklyn Bridge, I’ve concluded the NYPD acted…

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