The Thanksgiving Story
November 22, 2012
By Joseph A. McManus
Most stories of Thanksgiving history start with the harvest celebration of the pilgrims and the Indians that took place in the autumn of 1621. Although they did have a three-day feast in celebration of a good harvest, and the local Indians did participate, this "first Thanksgiving" was not a holiday, simply a gathering.
A Labor Day Message from Richard L. Trumka President, AFL-CIO
September 5, 2011
Happy Labor Day, This Labor Day, please join me in taking a little time to recognize the value of work and all who do it. It’s a time to honor the transit workers who get us where we need to go every day. The teachers who will spend their Labor Day getting classrooms ready for our children.
Support Federal Funding for Public Transportation Infrastructure
October 17, 2011
By I. Daneek Miller, President/Business Agent ATU Local 1056
Last month, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local No. 1056, elected officials, including State Senator Toby Stavisky, Assembly Members Rory Lancman and Grace Meng, City Council Member Leroy Comrie, a representative of Assembly Member David Weprin and advocates came together to support federal funding for public transit and oppose cuts currently on the table in Washington.
LET THERE BE A NEW DAY IN LABOR - A Call for Accountability Amongst Elected Officials
June 3, 2011
By Renee Collymore
Renee Collymore, a prominent voice in Brooklyn and President of the Parliament Democratic Club is active on several issues, but particularly, labor unions. She's on their side and she's making noise for the respect of all unions across the City of New York and here is what she had to say:
Adding the Personal Touch
September 9, 2011
By Chris Caggiano
Successful Mortgage Planning Today
With banks tightening their credit policies and approving fewer loans, buying or refinancing your property has become a daunting process! Whether you’re interested in purchasing a home, or looking to refinance, in this economic climate you have to plan carefully. Needless to say superior mortgage advice is needed now more than ever.
The Mayor's Budget Proposal Passes the Buck
May 9, 2011
Leonie Haimson, Executive Director, Class Size Matters
The mayor tried to pass the buck today to the state and the federal government, blaming them for the elimination of over 6,000 teaching positions. What happened to mayoral accountability?