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Obama Rides Job Creation Wave Higher
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Obama Rides Job Creation Wave Higher

May 8, 2013 By John Zogby "It was a good week for the president. The unemployment rate is down to 7.5 percent. Jobs are now growing at 208,000 a month in the past six months. Yes, there are way too many people unemployed and underemployed, or just out of the labor force. But this is…

Spilt Between Woodlawn’s ‘Band of Brothers’ And Union
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Spilt Between Woodlawn’s ‘Band of Brothers’ And Union

May 7, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Bronx, NY – Woodlawn Cemetery’s “Band of Brothers” have teamed up with the community and are vowing to forge ahead with their long fight against a management team they say is discriminatory – but the union representing workers at the landmark graveyard says they’re now on their own. 

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Albany Report

May 7, 2013 By Glen Casey New York State AFL-CIO This week in Albany, the AFL-CIO has come out in opposition to the repeal of the Scaffolding Law. This law allows workers who fall from heights and suffer catastrophic injuries to sue outside of the workers compensation system. Opponents say the law is onerous and…

Hoylman Introduces Public Integrity Legislation
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Hoylman Introduces Public Integrity Legislation

May 3, 2013 By Stephanie West Albany, NY — New York State Senator Brad Hoylman introduced the Federal Corruption Loophole Closure Act (S.4807-A) and another bill (S.4836), which together close loopholes in the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011 that exempted most elected officials in Albany who are convicted of felonies related to their elective…

‘Put Tenants Ahead Of The Real Estate Lobby’ Says de Blasio
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‘Put Tenants Ahead Of The Real Estate Lobby’ Says de Blasio

April 26, 2013 Stephanie West NEW YORK NY – Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has called for a major overhaul of the City’s affordable housing strategy, announcing a plan to build over 100,000 new affordable units and preserve nearly 90,000 more over the next eight years. De Blasio presented his plan, “Foundation for an Affordable…

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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…

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