Municipal Government

NYPD Taps Former Forensic Nurse to Head Special Victims Unit
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NYPD Taps Former Forensic Nurse to Head Special Victims Unit

New York, NY – Deputy Inspector Michael W. King will be the new leader of the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit. King is succeeding Judith Harrison, who was recently appointed Brooklyn North Borough Commander. Harrison was selected as the former deputy chief in November 2018, shortly after former SVU head Michael Osgood was ousted for dropping…

Unions Believe Black Lives Matter
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Unions Believe Black Lives Matter

New York, NY – Unions around the world are lending concrete support to the Black Lives Matter (BLM)movement. They are echoing the movement’s demands for racial unity, police and judicial reform, ending discrimination in jobs, pay, healthcare, housing, and education. Rank and file members and leaders of unions have marched with Black Lives Matter ever…

NYC’s Working Class Gives Mayor de Blasio a ‘Wake Up Call’
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NYC’s Working Class Gives Mayor de Blasio a ‘Wake Up Call’

Brooklyn, NY – This past week should have made it abundantly clear to an increasingly impotent New York City mayor looking to axe 22,000 municipal employees from their jobs and force Public School teachers back into poorly ventilated classrooms in the middle of a pandemic — that he could very well have a genuine working…

Weingarten Re-Elected AFT President
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Weingarten Re-Elected AFT President

WASHINGTON, DC — The 1.7-million-member American Federation of Teachers overwhelmingly re-elected President Randi Weingarten. In addition, Fedrick Ingram was elected Secretary-Treasurer and Evelyn DeJesus was elected  Executive Vice President. The election marks the seventh term for Weingarten, who taught social studies and civics at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn, New York. Fedrick Ingram assumes the…

Coronavirus Fears Stoke Strike Talk; City Decides to Push Back Return to Schools
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Coronavirus Fears Stoke Strike Talk; City Decides to Push Back Return to Schools

New York, NY – The MORE Movement, a collective of UFT members, associates of school communities and their allies, held an emergency meeting this past weekend to discuss authorizing a possible teachers strike due to safety concerns surrounding Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to reopen schools during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Over 1,000 people logged…

Opposition Grows Against Mayor de Blasio’s ‘Dangerous and Reckless’ Plan to Reopen NYC Schools
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Opposition Grows Against Mayor de Blasio’s ‘Dangerous and Reckless’ Plan to Reopen NYC Schools

New York, NY – Fellow elected officials, the CSA, the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) and the UFT are blasting Mayor Bill de Blasio on all fronts regarding his school reopening strategy. Public Advocate Jumaane Williams lambasted the mayor on Thursday in a statement where he called de Blasio’s Safe School Strategy a “failure.” “The…

Head of NYC Probation Officers Union Challenges Mayor’s Workforce Cuts
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Head of NYC Probation Officers Union Challenges Mayor’s Workforce Cuts

New York, NY – While the police may be safe from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget cuts, other public safety workers like those in the city’s Department of Probation may not be so lucky, according to President Dalvanie Powell of the United Probation Officers Association [UPOA], who is fighting to save jobs. “I am the…

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