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Find a better solution to the Medicare impasse, or resign

Henry Garrido, the executive director of District Council 37, told his 150,000 current members and 89,000 retirees in a recent letter that there is no Plan B to the Municipal Labor Committee’s …

At PEF, epitomizing public and union service

The work of public servants is all around us — from the bridges we drive over, to the parks we visit, to the online government assistance forms we fill out, to the people we call for unemployment …

Unionizing nonprofit workers need our solidarity

In the past year there has been a surge in nonprofit worker union organizing. Because local and state governments are increasingly contracting with nonprofit organizations to take over work done by …

Apple workers deserves fruit of their labors

There's a high-tech worm in the Apple. It's a corporate maggot that leaves an incriminating trail of rottenness and slime. Apple, of course, gave us the iPhone and so many other cutting-age …

Night of Broken Glass: Swept-up memory

By voluntary self-exclusion, among the least diverse audiences are moviegoers attending a film with a Holocaust theme. These cinematic efforts just don't seem to have broad cultural-spectrum …

Good jobs are foremost component of successful reentry

At The Fortune Society, one of the first things participants say to us is, “I need a job. Can you please help me find a job?” This is the constant plea whether the participant has just come home …

NYC Managerial Employees Association (MEA) would like to thank its Members — NYC Managerial, Confidential and Original Jurisdiction Employees — for all the work they do to keep the Greatest City …

Shield kids from political storms

Thousands of migrant children will no doubt be burdensome to the New York City economy and stretch limited resources that fund public education and social services.  It has been cruelly and …

Why labor reform only comes from workers’ power

New York City firefighter Anita Daniel has been both a victim of sexual harassment and failed by the FDNY’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office. According to the report in the Sept. 30 issue of The …

The 2012 Chicago teachers' strike sparked labor’s resurgence

“Social unionism” is one of the catchiest terms in the labor movement. Many unions, including my own, claim to use social unionism. But what is social unionism, and has it succeeded?Social …

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