January 20, 2014
By NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
New York, NY - Today, as we remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we must also recommit ourselves to fully realizing his dream. We must strive to replace hate with love, intolerance with acceptance, and division with unity. Until we can say that everyone has equal access to education, health care, opportunity and the pursuit of happiness, our work will not be done.
December 11, 2013
By David Bacon
Oakland, CA. - The day before Thanksgiving November 28th is the busiest air travel day of the year. At the Oakland airport, workers at the fast food concessions walked out to protest the failure of the big food service concessionaire, HMS Host, to negotiate a new contract.
January 20, 2014
By Council Member Jumaane D. Williams
New York, NY - I am thrilled to honor one of my personal heroes, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There are those who think that Dr. King's vision of non-violent resistance was nothing more than passive non-response in the face of hate and cruelty. There are also those who will co-opt his memory while simultaneously doing everything they can to subvert the dream.
November 27, 2013
By Jerry Kremer
Albany NY - Over my desk hangs an oil portrait of President John F. Kennedy. The painting attracts many comments from visitors to my office who admire its strong resemblance to the late president. Like all good works of art, this one has a story associated with it, and it involves Governor Nelson Rockefeller.
December 17, 2013
By Stuart Appelbaum, JLC President
New York, NY - The Jewish Labor Committee (JLC) is extremely troubled by and stands opposed to the recommendation made by the National Council of the American Studies Association (ASA) that its members vote for a resolution supporting a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Such a resolution would be an anathema to academic freedom and is totally inconsistent with basic democratic value of free expression.
November 13, 20013
By Mary Kay Henry, SEIU President
"Weather-related disasters are always devastating but particularly heartbreaking and tragic when countless people lose their lives or loved ones. In our ranks are many courageous sisters and brothers from the Philippines. Some have families who live on the islands. I want to personally extend my prayers and to let them know that the SEIU stands with you. We also extend our deepest sympathies to all others affected by this calamitous event.