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Local 831 Endorses Tish for Public Advocate

April 25, 2013 By Neal Tepel Local 831 and President Harry Nespoli has now come out in support for Tish James Who is running for public advocate. Local 831 President Harry Nespoli said, “We are endorsing Councilwoman Tish James for Public Advocate because Tish has always looked out for our members and all the working…

No Clear Plan by Mayorals to Sustain Public Housing
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No Clear Plan by Mayorals to Sustain Public Housing

April 22, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Five mayoral hopefuls presented their vision of public housing policy as the next mayor of New York City at a mayoral forum yesterday morning. The largest housing authority in the country, the New York City Housing Authority, is facing a severe structural deficit, billions worth of backlogged…

Providing Workplace Equity Through Collective Bargaining
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Providing Workplace Equity Through Collective Bargaining

April 22, 2013 By Harold Daggett International President, International Longshoremen's Association The institution of collective bargaining is the most effective mechanism to accomplish equity for workers and employers in the workplace. The process of negotiations enables the parties–both labor and management–to review their areas of differences and, ultimately, come to an agreement and understanding.

CSA Endorses Kurland for NYC Council
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CSA Endorses Kurland for NYC Council

April 19, 2013 By Stephanie West New York NY – The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) has unanimously endorsed Yetta Kurland for City Council in District 3. CSA joins DC 37-Local 372, the 25,000 Board of Education Employees Union, in endorsing former educator and school leader, Yetta Kurland for City Council.

32BJ Endorses Lappin for Manhattan Borough President
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32BJ Endorses Lappin for Manhattan Borough President

April 17, 2013 By Neal Tepel SEIU 32BJ has endorsed Jessica Lappin for Manhattan Borough President  At the endorsement press conference on April 16, 2013 – 32BJ President Hector Figueroa said that “As our city continues to grow and develop, the next Borough President needs to be someone who understands the needs of the working…

“Band of Brothers” Decry Racism At Woodlawn Cemetery
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“Band of Brothers” Decry Racism At Woodlawn Cemetery

April 15, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Bronx, NY – A group of Woodlawn Cemetery caretakers with decades worth of combined work experience is charging this week that the landmark site located at Jerome and Bainbridge avenues has become a “secret city” where institutionalized racism and discrimination operate freely behind the wrought iron gates. (Watch Video).

Labor Battle Could Cost MSG 2015 NBA All-Star Game
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Labor Battle Could Cost MSG 2015 NBA All-Star Game

April 15, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Brooklyn, NY – The union representing 22 Cablevision technicians in Brooklyn who were bounced earlier this year after speaking out about stalled contract negotiations, says recent National Labor Relations Board [NLRB] rulings issued this week are not only vindication for workers, but also spell big trouble for company boss Jim…

De Blasio’s Plan for Pre-k and After-School Expansion
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De Blasio’s Plan for Pre-k and After-School Expansion

April 15, 2013 By Neal Tepel NEW YORK, NY – As New Yorkers streamed into post offices to file last-minute tax returns, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio took the unusual step of urging a tax increase on the wealthiest New Yorkers. De Blasio has a plan to provide every four-year old child with pre-kindergarten and…

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