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Sudden Death of 32BJ Leader Héctor Figueroa Shocks City
Building Trades, Law and Politics, New York, topslot

Sudden Death of 32BJ Leader Héctor Figueroa Shocks City

NEW YORK, N.Y.—32BJ SEIU President Héctor J. Figueroa, an outspoken immigrants-rights advocate whose organizing campaigns dramatically expanded the building-service workers’ union, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack July 11. He was 57.  “This is a devastating loss,” 32BJ said in a statement. “In his many years of service to our union, to the labor…

Statement By Mayor De Blasio On Passing Of Héctor Figueroa, President Of 32BJ SEIU
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Statement By Mayor De Blasio On Passing Of Héctor Figueroa, President Of 32BJ SEIU

“It’s impossible to put into words what Héctor meant to the men and women of 32BJ SEIU, to working people and to the labor movement. “He bound us all together. His was always the voice of empathy, of conviction, of principle. “Héctor embodied that word ‘solidarity.’ His love of 32BJ SEIU ran deep, but you’d…

Collective Action Finally Leads To Pre-K Pay Parity!
Education, Features, headline, Law and Politics, New York

Collective Action Finally Leads To Pre-K Pay Parity!

New York, NY — Mayor de Blasio’s administration put their money where their mouths have been for years – finally moving to compensate early childhood educators in community-based organizations for their role in the Mayor’s signature achievement – bringing educational opportunity to the youngest New Yorkers. According to a press release issued by Brooklyn Councilman…

Federal Immigration Plan  Forces 5,000 NYC Children From Their Homes
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

Federal Immigration Plan Forces 5,000 NYC Children From Their Homes

NEW YORK – The proposed federal rule change regarding undocumented immigrants would impact thousands of New Yorkers that presently depend on federally-assisted housing.  The governments plan affects housing agencies across the country by eliminating their ability to serve families with mixed immigration status. This includes families where at least one person in the household is…

President Must Stop Using Census as political pawn
Features, Law and Politics, New York

President Must Stop Using Census as political pawn

“Despite the Supreme Court’s decision to block the inclusion of a citizen question on the U.S. census, President Trump will not drop his bid to include this discriminatory question that would jeopardize the accuracy and legitimacy of census data. “To issue an executive order, which would likely be similarly struck down, or print an addendum would be…

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