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“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…

The Young, the Restless and the Hopeful
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The Young, the Restless and the Hopeful

April 11, 2013 By Thomas  J. Mackell, Jr. , Ed. D. President Association of Benefit Administrators The surge of generational change that is moving at a dizzying tempo in this country is altering the cultural, and political landscape with a speed and intensity rarely seen in America before.

‘Anybody But Quinn!’
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‘Anybody But Quinn!’

April 9, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY –  “Anybody But Quinn” is not the political mantra powerful New York City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn wants ringing in the ears of voters going into the next election. But that’s precisely the chant that issued loudly from the steps of City Hall on…

Schools to Condos Conversion Spurs Gotbaum Run
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Schools to Condos Conversion Spurs Gotbaum Run

April 9, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—The 2013 Mayoral race is a crowded field. So is Community District 6, where six candidates are vying for Council Member Gale Brewer’s seat. Noah Gotbaum, running as an independent Democrat, says he is running because there are numerous issues to address such as the development of…

APWU Win Affects Postal Clerks Across USA
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APWU Win Affects Postal Clerks Across USA

April 9, 2013 By Neal Tepel The American Postal Workers Union won a major arbitration victory on March 29, when the Arbitrator issued a long-awaited decision that will affect Clerk Craft jobs in small post offices across the country. The ruling settles a long-simmering dispute about the amount of bargaining unit work postmasters and supervisors…

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