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Owning February

February has been described as the border between winter and spring.

De Blasio and Teamsters Local 237 announce tentative contract agreement

The holidays came early for members of Teamsters Local 237.

Teamsters 237 president to mayor: rescind suspension of security officers

Teamsters 237 President Greg Floyd has called on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to rescind the suspension of two of his constituents involved in the arrest of Jazmine Headley.

Being resolute about resolutions

As the New Year approaches, we look to a fresh start and a new beginning.

Solidarity must be forever

Even though Ralph Chaplin wrote the song “Solidarity Forever” in 1915 for the Industrial Workers of World War I, its refrain is as relevant and important today as it was more than 100 years ago.

Unions are also families

Faced with student protests at Wellesley College—Hillary Clinton’s alma mater—the keynote speaker at the 1990 commencement ceremony nonetheless eagerly strode to the mic and told the graduating class, “At the end of your life, you will never regret having passed ...

Dr. King, a legacy constantly challenged

Workers’ rights and civil rights are one. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. knew that and ultimately died in the fight for equality and dignity in the workplace.

No metal detectors in public schools—What’s your suggestion, Mr. Mayor?

Three students, three families ripped apart. One student is dead, one critically wounded and the other awaits trial.

Labor Day—A day like none other

For many, Labor Day is just a sad reminder of the end of summer and the beginning of school. It’s usually the time to get in that last trip to the beach, the last barbecue and the last chance to ...

PHOTOS: Unions celebrate Labor Day on 5th Avenue

Unions participated in this year's Labor Day Parade on 5th Avenue in Manhatten.

AFT’s Weingarten reacts to Fisher v. University of Texas decision

In a 4-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court said that race could still be a factor in college admissions.

Espaillat endorsed by CWA and Workers United

New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat got some more good news this month after being endorsed by both the CWA Local 1101 and the SEIU affiliate Workers United for New York’s 13th Congressional District.

Wrong road to a cure

Last year, when Mayor de Blasio issued his proposal for the city’s budget, he expressed concern about a growing deficit that would adversely affect millions of New Yorkers and the city’s ability to provide essential services.

Alliance for Downtown NY employees to receive minimum wage increase

The Alliance for Downtown New York claims another victory as it announces an increase in wages for the organization's employees.

Coal for Christmas

The idea of getting coal for Christmas has come to symbolize a bad joke about not really receiving anything. Yet for NYCHA residents, the inability to receive basic heat is no joke.

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