David Dinkins Remembered as ‘The People’s Mayor’

New York, NY  – Former Mayor David Dinkins (1990-1993) died at the age of 93 on Monday, just over a month after the passing of his beloved wife Joyce Dinkins, whom he first met at Howard University in 1953. The couple married later that same year.  Dinkins was the first Black mayor of New York…

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Franklin Pharmacy Debuts Special Freezers to Store COVID-19 Vaccines

Long Island, NY – Franklin RX Pharmacy is a modern 21st Century drugstore  in Hempstead, L.I., that has risen to the challenge of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic, and is now making preparations to distribute vaccines to combat the coronavirus. “My whole vision and goal are to change the future of pharmaceutical health care one step at a…

NSBCTC President Calls Anti-Mask Crowd ‘Sinful’ – Champions Smart Safety Protocols

Long Island, NY – Last spring, Long Island was a hotbed of COVID-19, and although cases are once again spiking in New York, efforts to curtail the virus resulted in the Empire State eventually ranking fourth in the lowest infection rates nationwide. That achievement helped many Suffolk County businesses keep the lights on. “A coalition…

Confronting Our Historic Failure on Racism

Editor’s Note: Larry Moskowitz’s first picket line was in 1964 demanding federal intervention when Civil Rights activists Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney went missing, but before their bodies were found. He was a leader of the anti-war movement in Maine and a rank and file Teamster in Massachusetts.The founding staff member of The Working Families Party,…

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David Dinkins Remembered as ‘The People’s Mayor’

New York, NY  – Former Mayor David Dinkins (1990-1993) died at the age of 93 on Monday, just over a month after the passing of his beloved wife Joyce Dinkins, whom he first met at Howard University in 1953. The couple married later that same year.  Dinkins was the first Black mayor of New York…

Thankful for the Levittown Angels…

New York, NY – Here it is, the week of Thanksgiving. This calls for the gathering of families and the need to give thanks and share a meal with loved ones. In recent years, families and friends gathered at big tables with big turkeys, plates and bowls of food, boats of gravy and mounds of…

Nurses in Crisis: We Can’t Wait for Biden/Harris to Change Course

New York, NY – Nurses across the country continue to grapple with ongoing physical, mental, and emotional anguish as they try to shoulder the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis — often becoming surrogate family members to an unprecedented amount of dying patients. As the national death toll surpasses a quarter of a million fatalities, nurses are still…

Laborers’ Local 79 Partnership Promises Affordable Housing, Union Jobs and Local Hiring

New York, NY – On Thursday, November 19, Laborers’ Local 79  and L+M Development Partners announced a new agreement promising a strong new precedent for the future of progressive affordable housing development, union job creation and local hiring in New York City. The agreement, which will initially cover work on 3,182 apartments in Harlem, the South…

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Nurses in Crisis: We Can’t Wait for Biden/Harris to Change Course

New York, NY – Nurses across the country continue to grapple with ongoing physical, mental, and emotional anguish as they try to shoulder the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis — often becoming surrogate family members to an unprecedented amount of dying patients. As the national death toll surpasses a quarter of a million fatalities, nurses are still...
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Confronting Our Historic Failure on Racism

Editor’s Note: Larry Moskowitz’s first picket line was in 1964 demanding federal intervention when Civil Rights activists Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney went missing, but before their bodies were found. He was a leader of the anti-war movement in Maine and a rank and file Teamster in Massachusetts.The founding staff member of The Working Families Party,...
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Phil Cohen Memoir Chronicles the Fight against Union Busting in North Carolina

New York, NY – Phil Cohen, a veteran organizer, was called out of retirement in 2017 by Workers United/SEIU to investigate and expose an illegal union-busting plot by Mohawk Industries at its North Carolina carpet mill. Cohen’s account of his fight to prove that management was behind an unlawful decertification petition and forced workers to...
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CWA Backs Michigan Congressmember for Secretary of Labor

WASHINGTON—The Communications Workers of America are urging President-elect Joseph Biden to pick Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.), a former union organizer and green-energy advocate, as Secretary of Labor. “Congressman Levin checks every box that you’ll need in a Secretary of Labor to help implement your agenda effectively,” CWA President Chris Shelton wrote in a letter to...