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Assembly Members Press Cuomo For More School Aid
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Assembly Members Press Cuomo For More School Aid

March 24, 2015 By Stephanie West Mineloa, NY  –  Opponents  of Governor Andrew Cuomo's education agenda rallied outside the Nassau Council Legislative Office last weekend to protest chronic underfunding and the chief executive's continued emphasis on high stakes testing and state takeovers of struggling local schools.

GOP Move Is Another Attack On Workers
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GOP Move Is Another Attack On Workers

March 23, 2015 By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Washington, DC – The recent vote by House Republicans against the NLRB’s common-sense modernization of its election rules is a direct attack on workers and their right to be heard in the workplace.

Selma’s Biggest Lesson For Labor
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Selma’s Biggest Lesson For Labor

March 19, 2015 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Is the labor movement spending too much energy lobbying politician in the hopes elected officials will act on behalf of working men and women? Absolutely, says Unite Here President D. Taylor. 

Illinois SEIU State Endorses Garcia for Chicago Mayor
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Illinois SEIU State Endorses Garcia for Chicago Mayor

March 19, 2015 By LaborPress The Illinois state council of the Service Employees International Union voted March 14 to endorse challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for mayor of Chicago over incumbent Rahm Emanuel. The union had previously been neutral, but SEIU Local 1 and SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana, which wanted Garcia, prevailed over SEIU Local…

New Mexico Senate Nixes Right to Work for Less
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New Mexico Senate Nixes Right to Work for Less

March 16, 2015 By LaborPress A bill to ban the union shop in New Mexico failed in the state Senate March 10, when the Public Affairs Committee voted 5-3 along party lines to table it. The Republican-majority House passed the bill by seven votes last month, but the Senate’s Democratic majority refused to bring it…

Quality of Life Improves in the Bronx
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Quality of Life Improves in the Bronx

March 13, 2015 
By Neal Tepel Bronx, NY – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued his "Annual Development Report" highlighting the improvements the borough has seen in job opportunities, housing and overall quality of life since he first took office back in 2009.

Why I’m Against the TPP”
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Why I’m Against the TPP”

March 12, 2015 By NYC Councilman Vincent Gentile In the middle of the night, under the cloak of darkness, in a smoky backroom somewhere deep underground, the United States is hammering out a deal with Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and Brunei to create the largest trade agreement ever.

Edward Cardinal Egan Dies at 82
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Edward Cardinal Egan Dies at 82

March 6, 2015 By Neal Tepel  New York, NY – Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop-Emeritus , died Thursday March 5, 2015. In May of 2009, at the age of seventy-seven, Cardinal Egan retired as Archbishop of New York.

Will De Blasio Be a One-term Mayor ??
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Will De Blasio Be a One-term Mayor ??

March 3, 2015 By Louis G. Albano, DC 37 Retirees Political Action Chair Didn't we hear this about President Obama? Well he won two terms with overwhelming majorities. Who are these people that are saying Mayor De Blasio will serve one term? He won with 75% of the vote. Are their memories that short?

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