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It was a gorgeous second Tuesday in September as I started the day with less urgency than usual about getting into the office because I was going to be spending the evening covering the Democr…

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A few of our stories and columns are now in front of the paywall. We at The Chief-Leader remain committed to independent reporting on labor and civil service. It's been our mission since 1897.…

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About an hour into the rally by jail-officer unions just outside the Hazen Street Bridge to Rikers Island Aug. 16, Correction Officers' Benevolent Association President Benny Boscio accused th…

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Andrew Cuomo’s declaration, after stating that his “instinct” was to battle an attempt to impeach him because “I believe it is politically motivated,” that he would instead resign so that stat…

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Curtis Sliwa, asked whether Eric Adams wasn't the worst of all possible opponents for him in his long-shot bid for Mayor, running as a Republican, wasn't going to concede the point.

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Slightly more than a month before she will resume standing before a class of students at the State University of New York at Old Westbury for the first time since March 10 last year, Gilda Zwe…

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"It's the only way you're gonna return to normal," Pat Bahnken said of the de Blasio administration's suddenly intensified efforts to get more of its workers vaccinated, particularly—and somew…

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Unlike Claude Rains in "Casablanca," John Samuelsen won't pretend that he's "shocked; shocked!" that Governor Cuomo is a bully who cozies up to union leaders when it suits him politically rath…

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In its decision suspending Rudy Giuliani's New York law license for repeatedly making "false and misleading factual statements to cast doubt on the reliability of the results of the 2020 presi…

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Notwithstanding the slim possibility that the combination of ranked-choice voting and up to 220,000 uncounted absentee ballots could propel Maya Wiley past Eric Adams to victory in the Democra…

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Less than 10 minutes into the June 10 mayoral debate, WCBS-TV's Marcia Kramer asked Maya Wiley about a bill State Attorney General Letitia James had proposed three weeks earlier that would hav…

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The high point of Maya Wiley's mayoral campaign may have come on the afternoon of June 5, when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed her, saying, "If we don't come together as a movement, we will …

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"It's complicated," Mike the Cop said June 1 when asked about the state of the job for NYPD officers a year after the murder of George Floyd and the turbulent, sometimes-violent protests on ci…

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When a District Council 37 lifer was asked May 18 about the recent discovery that top officials of its Local 372 led by President Shaun Francois had split up to $600,000 in overtime pay, at le…

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'I Don't Want to Die' was the headline occupying the bottom half of the New York Post's front page May 10, quoting a 23-year-old Rhode Island woman who was among the three people—including a 4…

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A bit more than three years ago, during a conversation about an accusation by a former staffer for then-State Sen. Jeff Klein that in 2015 he had forcibly kissed her outside an Albany bar, a m…