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EMS unions to mayor: Support unlimited sick leave for our 9/11 responders

Two unions representing emergency medical service workers called out the mayor for abandoning them.

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Local musician unions reach new deal with Met Opera

Two major musician unions, the Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802, AFM and the American Guild of Musical Artists announced a new contract with the Metropolitan Opera.

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Primaries signal a progressive wave in NY

Let New York City Gov. Andrew Cuomo tell it and the rumored progressive wave is just a ripple. But outside of his victory, the rumors are true.

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Requiem for the IDC

Primary night in New York State possibly signaled the beginning of something new: elected Democrats pushing a Democratic agenda in Albany.

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Cynthia Nixon meets with community & ethnic media before Primary Day

Hosted by former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Nixon spoke with reporters at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center.

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Cuomo announces community center named after Carey Gabay

Marking the three-year anniversary of the death of Carey Gabay, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State will invest in a Brooklyn community center named after Gabay.

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State Senate candidates endorsed by AFL-CIO and Planned Parenthood NYC

A couple of New York State Senate candidates were endorsed by the AFL-CIO and Planned Parenthood NYC. The AFL-CIO endorsed Jim Gaughran for senator for the 5th District seat. Gaughran said he felt honored by the endorsement from the union and its constituents on Long Island.

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Philly rally declares that immigrant rights are worker rights

Earlier this month, thousands of construction workers, painters and others took to the street of Philadelphia to link immigrant rights to worker rights.

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Public works contractor arrested, accused of wage theft

Authorities arrested a public contractor for allegedly skimming from his employees’ paychecks.

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Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund divests from private prisons

With detention centers and private prisons at the forefront of American minds, the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund decided to send a message to its constituents and the public.

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