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Everything in Moderation? Devil's in the Details

Maybe it's this terrible plague. Maybe it's my age. Maybe it's the emotional fatigue of nearly 50 years of political activity, trying to rectify our social and economic ills for good; and knowing …

Early Educators Deserve Hazard Pay

Last month, New York City closed its K-12 public-school system to protect teachers and staff as the pandemic reached new heights. The city, however, was less concerned with the safety of …

COVID and Corrections: It's Time for Hazard Pay

Early this year, I wrote an Op-Ed entitled "A new world of public safety is upon us." Little did I realize what would be upon us; this initial Op-Ed focused on the changes in bail reform that …

EMS Workers Merit Hazardous-Duty Pay

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in our city this spring, a heartwarming civic ritual spontaneously arose, lifting spirits during a deeply isolating period. At 7 p.m., New Yorkers would come …

Labor Dept. Right to Put Pensioners' Interest 1st

In 1973, I joined the New York City Fire Department after serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. I spent 28 years with the department, rising to the rank of Captain while concurrently serving as the …

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