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Remembering a 'champion': 32BJ SEIU president Hector Figueroa

32BJ SEIU president Hector Figueroa has died from a heart attack

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We’re not done: the Queens DA race heads to a recount

It looked like change was eminent in Queens politics, but a voter recount might say otherwise.

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Unions, elected officials weigh in on Supreme Court’s review of DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decided to settle the fate of DREAMers once and for all.

JFK Eulen Airport workers strike for 24 hours

A group of airport workers at John F. Kennedy International Airport walked off the job allegedly because of improprieties by their employer.

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32BJ, elected officials celebrate passage of Climate Action & Leadership Protection Act

Ambitious is an understatement. With the goal of making the economy carbon neutral, Albany legislators passed the Climate Action & Leadership Protection Act during the last stretch of the latest session.

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Advocates and elected officials celebrate Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act

New York State farmworkers now have the right to unionize and receive overtime pay. Legislation S.6578/A.8419, sponsored by New York Sen. Jessica Ramos and New York State Assembly Member Catherine Nolan, also addressed working conditions.

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‘Sea change’ in Queens? Cabán declares victory, Katz doesn’t concede

Tiffany Cabán may have proved that last year’s election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t a fluke.

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Albany be damned: Rent Guidelines Board votes for rent increases

About 2.5 million rent stabilized New York residents will see another raise in rents this year.

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Albany punts on marijuana

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo said legalizing marijuana was a priority for him and for the state legislature. Apparently, priorities have changed.

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De Blasio, Williams rally for ‘paid time off’ legislation

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and activist Gloria Steinem rallied at City Hall in support of paid personal time legislation.

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