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  • School Crossing Guard Hospitalized After Car Hits Her in front of Brooklyn School December 12, 2017
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO School Crossing Guard Ezznati Elkhayatia was injured on the job while looking out for school children and pedestrians crossing the street in front of PS 28 in Brooklyn. Elkhayatia, a member of Board of Education Employees Local 372, was helping a pregnant woman cross the street at her post on Ralph Avenue […]
  • “I Hope Members Grasp a Fuller Picture of What a Union Does for Them and the Community.” December 11, 2017
    Patricia Peterson, retired Senior Police Administrative Aide, Local 1549 By DIANE S. WILLIAMS After 38 years with, the New York Police Department, I retired in February 2017. I was a Senior Police Administrative Aide in the 33rd precinct in Washington Heights since 1994 where I was responsible for crime analysis, reviewing complaints and classifying them […]
  • Union Helps 40 Urban Park Rangers Prepare for Promotional Exam December 8, 2017
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Forty Urban Park Rangers enrolled in a course offered through the union's Education Fund to prepare for a promotional exam to become Associate Urban Park Rangers. The six-session course began in late November; the test is Dec. 12. "If UPRs pass with a score of 70 or higher, they can be […]
  • A Progressive Housing Plan December 8, 2017
    Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that the city is on track to build and protect 200,000 affordable homes by 2022 – two years ahead of schedule – and is taking on a new goal of 300,000 affordable apartments by 2026. The city has secured 77,651 affordable homes, enough for more than 200,000 New Yorkers, […]
  • Want to Get Back to Normal? Strong Unions are Key December 7, 2017
    By LEE SAUNDERS Daily flirtations with nuclear war. Suspending freedom of the press. Fifty-nine people executed during a country music concert. Neo-Nazis and white supremacists marching openly in the streets. American citizens begging for their government's help after a storm wiped their hopes and dreams off the map, only to then be threatened with revocation […]
  • Climate Activists Ready to Fight December 6, 2017
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO With President Donald J. Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement and his appointment of a climate skeptic to lead the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the battle to protect the environment has gotten more contentious. Those developments and the hurricanes that have swept across the Caribbean were some of the topics […]
  • South Asian Labor Group Holds Its Annual Convention on Dec. 9 December 5, 2017
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES The Alliance of South Asian American Labor will hold its 10th annual convention on Dec. 9. The theme for ASAAL's convention is, "South Asians in America, We are Stronger Together!" The convention, which will take place from 3 to 9 p.m. at DC 37 headquarters at 125 Barclay St. in Manhattan, […]
  • EMS Workers Save Four New Yorkers Exposed to Deadly Gas December 4, 2017
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO Four New Yorkers were saved from deadly noxious fumes by two quick-thinking Emergency Medical Technicians. Local 2507 members Frantzi Honore and Zache Cox, who work out of FDNY Station 54 in Springfield Gardens, Queens, were responding to an emergency call in Jamaica at 192nd St. When they arrived at the home on […]
  • Union Fights State Workers’ Compensation Changes December 4, 2017
    By MIKE LEE The union is taking part in an all-out effort to fight proposed changes to the workers' compensation system in New York – changes that affect all workers injured on the job. The NYS Workers Compensation Board has proposed medical treatment guidelines and regulations that would eliminate monetary awards for dozens of arm […]
  • Why We Must All Fight for the Dream Act December 3, 2017
    By ROBERT B. REICH By repealing DACA – Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals – Trump has endangered these young immigrants and the economic security of America. In 2012, the Obama administration created DACA as a temporary way to address the needs of young people who came to America as infants or toddlers, and know no other country. […]


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