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Why Wisconsin Matters

May 21, 2012
By Danny Donohue President, CSEA /AFSCME Local 1000
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who Wisconsin voters have chosen to oppose Gov. Scott Walker in that state’s June 5 recall election, has pledged to end what he called “the Civil War in Wisconsin.”

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Let Us Remember Dr. King as a Champion for Economic and Social Justice Too

January 9, 2012
By Danny Donohue

As we observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday and honor Dr. King for his contribution to America’s Civil Rights Movement, let’s not forget about  how his efforts also helped advance the American Labor Movement.

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Dark Deal Includes Outrageous Political Boondoggle

March 23, 2012
By Danny Donohue

Under the cover of darkness, Gov. Cuomo, state Senators and Assembly members put their self-interest ahead of people as they approved a modified Tier 6 pension plan. But in the light of day it’s now clear they also inserted a boondoggle provision that amounts to an outrageous giveaway of taxpayer dollars to themselves and their highly paid political cronies.

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Indefensible Cuomonomics Hit Home

November 29, 2011
By Danny Donohue

Local government layoffs, facility closures, hospital cuts, service reductions, chronic under-staffing. It’s all part of the autumn season across New York thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state budget and ill-conceived tax cap scheme that are clearly making  a bad economic situation a lot harder to manage, if not actually worse.

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Tier 6 is not in the Interest of New Yorkers

February 10, 2012
By Danny Donohue

It’s no surprise the demand for a new pension tier for public employees in New York might be politically popular with some people.  There’s been a lot of misrepresentation about what’s really at issue. In the heated exchanges, let’s not forget the importance of retirement security for individuals and our society.

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Statement of CSEA President Danny Donohue in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Let NY Work agenda

November 3, 2011
By Danny Donohue
“The package of so-called public sector reforms put forward under the banner of the Let NY Work coalition — apparently at the urging of Gov. Andrew Cuomo — is another despicable broadside on working people. Their bile is a perversion of reality that misrepresents the facts about very complex issues facing our state.

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