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Local 372 DC37 Endorses Guerriero for Public Advocate
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Local 372 DC37 Endorses Guerriero for Public Advocate

August 16, 2013 By Stephanie West Local 372 of District 37 AFSCME, New York City Board of Education Employees, has endorsed Cathy Guerriero for Public Advocate. "We have never had a candidate meeting that ended in a standing ovation – I have never seen anything like it.  This was a first.  Cathy Guerriero's support of…

32BJ Rescinds Endorsement of Micah Kellner
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32BJ Rescinds Endorsement of Micah Kellner

August 15, 2013 By Stephanie West New York, NY – The Executive Board of 32BJ SEIU voted unanimously to rescind the union’s endorsement of Assembly Member Micah Kellner for a City Council seat. It was the first time the union, which has 75,000 members in New York City, has ever rescinded an endorsement.  

de Blasio Launches Online NYCHA Watch List, nychawatchlist.com
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de Blasio Launches Online NYCHA Watch List, nychawatchlist.com

August 14, 2013 By Stephanie West New York, NY – After securing data on the repair backlog for New York City’s public housing, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has launched NYCHAwatchlist.com, an online tool tracking repair requests at each of the 334 public housing developments in the city. Topping the list was Harlem’s Grant Houses,…

Met Council Terminates Rapfogel
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Met Council Terminates Rapfogel

August 14, 2013 By Diane Cohen New York, NY – William Rapfogel, who has led the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty as CEO and President since 1992, has been fired and is under investigation by NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. In a statement released by Met, the organization announced that the Met Council Board recently…

CWA 1182 Endorses Jackson for Manhattan BP
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CWA 1182 Endorses Jackson for Manhattan BP

August 9, 2013 By Stephanie West New York, NY – CWA 1182 has announced its endorsement of Councilman Robert Jackson for Manhattan Borough President. "Robert Jackson has a been a strong advocate for better education for all New Yorkers, and has demonstrated that he is a determined individual who has worked hard to achieve his…

Senate Confirms Labor Board Nominees
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Senate Confirms Labor Board Nominees

August 1, 2013 By Larry Cary With this week’s confirmation by the U.S. Senate of all five of President Obama’s nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, the Labor Board has a full complement of confirmed members for the first time in a decade.  Republican resistance to President Obama’s nominees was finally overcome when Senate…

UFCW 1500 Endorses Gonzalez for NYC Council
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UFCW 1500 Endorses Gonzalez for NYC Council

July 29, 2013 By Stephanie West New York, NY — The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1500, New York State's largest grocery workers union, has announced its endorsement of Sara Gonzalez for re-election to the 38th New York City Council District representing Southwest Brooklyn.

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Voter ID Disenfranchised Voters In 2012 General Election

July 26, 2013 By Neal Tepel Harrisburg, Pa. — Even though the Voter ID law was not enforced for the 2012 general election, through a careful statistical analysis of the available data it was determined with a 99% degree of certainty that between 35,239 and 36,613 voters were disenfranchised due to confusion caused by the State's…

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