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On the eve of his victory, with camera lights glaring, the media's microphones strategically placed and an enthusiastic crowd in full view, Ne…

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Most New Yorkers spend little time thinking about the inner workings of the city's pension funds, but as the fourth-largest pension fund in th…

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The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has left no state in America unscathed, and the threat from the virus still looms large over…

I have always had a bit of an apocalyptic streak in me. I think it probably began when I was seven years old, about to turn eight in 1957. Tha…

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A little more than a year has gone by since the first reported death in New York City caused by COVID-19. More than 30,000 deaths followed as …

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In my previous column last December, I wrote that I was hopeful about the direction of the soon-to-be Biden Administration. Much has happened …

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One of the biggest achievements of the union movement was to obtain pensions for its members. These days, most private-sector workers have 401…

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The municipal workforce has shown just how essential it is during this pandemic. From sanitation workers to teachers, and nurses to subway con…

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As president of Teamsters Local 237, which represents School Safety Agents (SSAs), I recently spoke at a hearing of the City Council Education…

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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, ho…

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At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in our city this spring, a heartwarming civic ritual spontaneously arose, lifting spirits during a deep…

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Leaves are falling to the ground, but though the season has changed, the horrors and hardships of the pandemic have not. Its brutality continu…

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My friend Tony Feliciano, transit worker 1984-2020, and a union man all his life, died a few weeks ago; he had just turned 61. While transit w…

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June 15 was a milestone in the history of policing in New York City. With the disbanding of NYPD anti-crime units, Police Commissioner Dermot …

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As we continue to witness more primary election victories of young progressive Democrats, one could not ask for a better song title than The W…

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I am a mother and grandmother of a black son and grandson, and I have never been more afraid for their future than I am right now.

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The coronavirus pandemic has compelled us to take stock of the racial and socioeconomic inequities that have burdened our city's more than fiv…

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As policy-makers debate when and how quickly we can reopen society with COVID-19 still plaguing us, it should be abundantly clear to those of …

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Our lives have been upended. We are all operating in uncertain times, knowing that our routines and circumstance could keep changing, day by d…

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A new world of public safety is upon us, one that has been brewing for many years and directly affects each and every one of us and our famili…

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Who would have thought that the tag line from a cheesy 1980s horror movie would provide the perfect description of the current state of the 20…

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The great author and philosopher George Santayana once observed: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Our Titans o…

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Detectives Endowment Association President Michael J. Palladino last month submitted testimony on police and the use of force on behalf of the…

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It may be the Dog Days of August, but it’s the chickens that have taken center stage by coming home to roost at the carnival we call the Democ…

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I recently listened to a year-old Gotham Gazette/Citizens Budget Commission podcast interview with NYC Labor Commissioner Robert Linn about th…

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This year’s NYS legislative session was truly a wonder to behold. With a tip of my hat to our great troubadour, Bob Dylan, the truly significa…