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The issue of seeking an improvement of relations between the Police Department and the public is a valid one. The damage done by orders given by previous Mayors from Giuliani through Bloomberg was …

Council Member Aides Deserve Own Union

The municipal workforce has shown just how essential it is during this pandemic. From sanitation workers to teachers, and nurses to subway conductors, public sector workers have kept New York running …

Preparing to Strike For A More-Equitable Columbia

One morning three years ago this April, I found myself in front of Alma Mater, nervously handing out picket signs to a small group of my fellow graduate workers. We were apprehensive, but I knew what …

A Proposal That Leaves 'Room For Disaster'

As president of Teamsters Local 237, which represents School Safety Agents (SSAs), I recently spoke at a hearing of the City Council Education Committee. The Committee is considering legislation that …

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 …

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 …

New York City's Principals are demanding that Governor Cuomo take control of the city's schools because of the incompetence of Chancellor Richard Carranza and the city Department of Education. At …

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