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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…

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You probably saw the pictures—60 veterans, well into their 90s, recently participated in the Normandy American Ceremony on the sun-drenched bl…

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In the days and months that followed New York’s darkest day, the best among us responded to the rescue and recovery efforts without hesitation…

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We recently celebrated International Women’s Day 2019 embracing this year’s theme of Balance for Better. As we continue our Women’s History Mo…

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No discussion about segregation in New York City’s public schools can be complete without reference to one of its most pervasive forms—academi…

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I recently was ordering at a midtown Shake Shack when the cashier noticed my lapel, which was affixed with a United Probation Officers Associa…

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On their 1979 seminal album “Fear Of Music,” Talking Heads lamented in the song “Cities” that their search to “… find a city to live in” had “…

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Readers of this column have surely noted that I am frequently unsparing in my critique of the Democratic leadership and the labor movement. Bu…

Even though Ralph Chaplin wrote the song “Solidarity Forever” in 1915 for the Industrial Workers of World War I, its refrain is as relevant an…

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Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case, union-haters launched a shadowy misinformation campaign in an att…

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In the Upper Missouri River basin, an area known as the “Missouri Breaks” is a landscape of steep cliffs on the side, and a muddy, shallow riv…

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New York is the most unionized state in the nation with nearly two million union workers. Although private-sector unions make up the largest n…