Municipal Government

Roundtable on Fossil Fuel Divestment

October 24, 2016  
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - On Friday, October 28th, from 10am to 12pm, at Baruch College, 151 E 25th St., in Manhattan, an important roundtable discussion is planned - divesting New York State's pension fund from fossil fuels.

NYC Digital Platform Provides Access to Resources

October 24, 2016  
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY -  New York City has announced a new initiative titled 
Growing Up NYC that will allow parents and caregivers easy access to a vast array of resources for raising a family in New York City.

The Bravest and Most Modest: UFOA’s James “Jake” Lemonda Shares His Success

October 24, 2016  
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – When FDNY Battalion Chief and Uniformed Fire Officer’s Association President James “Jake” Lemonda was asked to share what he thought were his biggest accomplishments in labor, he refused to take any credit as an individual, citing instead, what his “team” of nine board members of the union’s Executive Board had done together.

Win Week In Review

October 23, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - The AFL-CIO says in these final few weeks until election day it will bring 100,000 volunteer hours to bear to knock on a million doors in key battleground states. These will be one-on-one connections directly with voters.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Marks Completion

October 23, 2016 
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - The Brooklyn Bridge Park project is underway. Pier 3 is the final pier to be converted to parkland at the 85-acre tract. The entire project is  expected to be completed in Spring 2018. Capital funding for the $26 million pier was included in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s FY17 budget.

SAG-AFTRA San Francisco Headed by Sean Taylor

October 23, 2016  
By Jerry Cohen, LaborPress, USA

San Francisco, CA - Sean F. Taylor will head the SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local office. Taylor will oversee the union's day-to-day business in Northern California.

Municipal Credit Union Turns 100

October 22, 2016  
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - The Municipal Credit Union has turning 100 and celebrated its Centennial on October 15th. This New York City  credit union in the oldest and largest in the country.

Tommy Gesualdi, Teamster for Life

October 22, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia

Lake Success, NY - “I’ve been around the Teamsters all my life,” says Tommy Gesualdi, president of Local 282 since 2009. His grandfather John was the local’s 23rd member when it was founded in 1915 as the Building Teamsters Union, representing teamsters who hauled concrete to construction sites in horse-drawn wagons, and his father was a Teamsters official.


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