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GOP Strategy 2014: Pound on the Table
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GOP Strategy 2014: Pound on the Table

February 13, 2014 By John Zogby There is an old law school adage that goes something like: if the law is against you, pound on the facts; if the facts are against you, pound on the law; if both the law and the facts are against you, pound on the table. As the 2014 congressional…

Watch it, Cuomo – Brooklyn Is Ready To Rumble!
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Watch it, Cuomo – Brooklyn Is Ready To Rumble!

February 10, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco Brooklyn, NY – The coalition of labor, community and elected officials fighting for over a year to shield SUNY Downstate Medical Center from possible closure or privatization, is calling on thousands of supporters to flood the state capital in a massive demonstration too big for an unresponsive Governor Andrew Cuomo…

Obama Pushes for Strong Economic Recovery
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Obama Pushes for Strong Economic Recovery

February 10, 2014 By Thomas E. Perez U.S. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Secretary of Labor "The U.S. economy's recovery continued in the first month of 2014 – 142,000 new jobs created in the private sector and 113,000 overall. January was the 47th consecutive month of private-sector job growth, with 8.5 million new jobs over that period. The unemployment rate…

Support Public Financing of Congressional elections
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Support Public Financing of Congressional elections

February 7, 2014 By Dan Cantor, National Director Working Families New York, NY – Democracy means one person, one vote, right? Imagine what Congress would look like if you had as much say as the Koch brothers. In 2010, the Citizens United ruling woke a sleeping giant: unlimited spending on elections. Since then, right-wing billionaires…

President Obama Focuses on Inequality
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President Obama Focuses on Inequality

February 5, 2014 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – As President Obama focused the nation's attention on inequality in his State of the Union Address on January 28th, observers continued to credit fast-food workers with helping to spark a national debate on the issue.

New Firm to Promote Progressive Agenda
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New Firm to Promote Progressive Agenda

January 31, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY—Dan Morris, a veteran Democratic consultant, campaign strategist, labor operative and communications specialist, has announced that he is launching Progressive Cities, a new strategy firm designed to help drive the national urban agenda. For the past decade, Morris has been involved in many union and community campaigns…

Mayor Addresses Stop-and-Frisk And Drops Appeal
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Mayor Addresses Stop-and-Frisk And Drops Appeal

January 31, 2014 By Council Member Jumaane D. Williams "I have consistently stated that the previous administration needed to drop the city's appeal and clear up the white noise that exists with regard to the status of Stop, Question and Frisk. I am grateful that the Mayor has fulfilled a campaign promise and is doing the right…

The New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Now in Effect
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The New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Now in Effect

January 31, 2014 By Larry Cary The New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”), which amends the New York City Human Rights Law, went into effect on January 30, 2014.   The PWFA prohibits discrimination against pregnant employees and new mothers making it unlawful for an employer to refuse to provide reasonable accommodations for medical…

Speaker Mark-Viverito Announces Transition Team
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Speaker Mark-Viverito Announces Transition Team

January 29, 2014 By Stephanie West  New York NY – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced a transition committee yesterday which will help her build an experienced and progressive team as she begins her term as Speaker. The volunteer-based committee has representatives who from all over New York City and come from a…

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