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October 8, 2015
By Corey Bearak

Do UBER Operations skirt the law
We all have seen and/ or heard of the ads on the side of MTA buses seeking drivers for Uber.  The ads promise drivers who leave Yellow Taxis or Black Car fleets and affiliations big bucks, $60,000 per year.  Enticing income opportunity for drivers or perhaps a sophisticated bait and switch.  The spin around Uber promotes drivers owning their own existing vehicles jumping to Uber, some working part-time earning key extra dollars to supplement their earnings.  Well, a closer look suggests a much different paradigm.

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January 29, 2015
By Corey Bearak


Community Board membership matters for labor; limiting members term non-sensical.

Recent City Council legislation would limit the term of service of New York City Community Board members; Int. No. 585 would set the tenure at a maximum of 12 years – six two-year terms.

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September 30, 2015
By Corey Bearak

UBER Involves More than meets the eye

Some folks might find my fascination with technology and gadgets almost an addiction.  I always look for ways to introduce REAL efficiency.  I directed three decades back; it involved processing and analyzing data.  I created the formula needed and previously relied on hand entries and calculators. 

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The Public Ought To Know

January 27, 2015
By Corey Bearak

A single payer plan for NYS might just drive what we need for our nation. Part 3

Research on national health care found that medical tax deductions and other federal health spending could fund universal health care; that premise continues to hold true today.

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February 03, 2015
By Corey Bearak

Help More New Yorkers Access Retirement Plans

Last year I attended a New York City Central Labor Council (CLC) meeting which included a presentation on the crisis facing many workers as they approach retirement.  A study found 59% of New Yorkers lack access to a retirement plan.  Of those who have a policy—either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan—the majority have less than $30,000 for their retirement. 

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The Public Ought To Know

January 22, 2015
By Corey Bearak

A single payer plan for NYS might just drive what we need for our nation. Part 2

Despite the changes afforded under the Affordable Care Act, too many New Yorkers may not opt to get the care they need.  To the extent these consumers gain the coverage afforded under the universal "single payer" system envisioned under this legislation, it also protects the health of public transit workers. 

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