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Lander Mum; Horse Carriage Ban Dividing Progressives
Law and Politics

Lander Mum; Horse Carriage Ban Dividing Progressives

December 15, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco Brooklyn, NY – Councilman Brad Lander [D-39th District], may have stood up for low-wage workers fighting for their jobs at a Brooklyn car wash this weekend, but he was unwilling to weigh in on the roughly 300 workers who could lose their jobs if the Central Park horse carriage ban…

Labor Flexes State Muscles To Swat Horse Carriage Ban
Law and Politics, New York

Labor Flexes State Muscles To Swat Horse Carriage Ban

December 15, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – If Mayor Bill de Blasio and other supporters of the horse carriage ban in the city council didn’t already get the message that organized labor stands steadfast against efforts to kill the Central Park horse carriage industry, a new New York State AFL-CIO resolution recently passed by…

Fair Day’s Pay for Every Worker
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Fair Day’s Pay for Every Worker

December 11, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY – A report recently released by the United States Labor Department shows that up to 6.5 percent of New Yorkers are paid less than the minimum wage, with more than 300,000 workers suffering minimum-wage violations each month.

NYC Mayor Hosts Immigration Summit
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NYC Mayor Hosts Immigration Summit

December 9, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday December 8th, convened a special meeting of over a dozen Mayors and representatives from across the country for an immigration summit. The meeting focused on a discussion for the implementation of President Obama’s plans to act on immigration reform.

A Broken Criminal Justice System
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A Broken Criminal Justice System

December 8, 2014 By SEIU President Mary Kay Henry Washington, DC – Intense grief and outrage fell upon the SEIU family with the news of a non-indictment decision in the choking death of Eric Garner by a Staten Island Grand Jury. Our hearts are with the children and family of Mr. Garner, at this trying…

Worker Advocates Back ‘Banning The Box’
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Worker Advocates Back ‘Banning The Box’

December 3, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Getting a decent job in this economy is tough enough, but it can be almost impossible for those dragging around a criminal record in their portfolio. A new effort underway at the City Council, however, is seeking to change that. 

Rent-Stabilized Protections Continue
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Rent-Stabilized Protections Continue

December 2, 2014 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – Rent-stabilized tenants across New York City can breathe a sigh of relief. The New York State Court of Appeals decided that their leases are exempt from bankruptcy proceedings, which means these tenants can’t be required to sell their leases and forced from their homes as…

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