Municipal Government

Weingarten Re-Elected AFT President
Education, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Weingarten Re-Elected AFT President

WASHINGTON, DC —?The 1.7-million-member American Federation of Teachers overwhelmingly re-elected President Randi Weingarten. In addition, Fedrick Ingram was elected Secretary-Treasurer and Evelyn DeJesus was elected? Executive Vice President. The election marks the seventh term for Weingarten, who taught social studies and civics at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn, New York. Fedrick Ingram assumes the…

Coronavirus Fears Stoke Strike Talk; City Decides to Push Back Return to Schools
Education, Features, headline, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Coronavirus Fears Stoke Strike Talk; City Decides to Push Back Return to Schools

New York, NY – The MORE Movement, a collective of UFT members, associates of school communities and their allies, held an emergency meeting this past weekend to discuss authorizing a possible teachers strike due to safety concerns surrounding Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to reopen schools during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Over 1,000 people logged…

Opposition Grows Against Mayor de Blasio’s ‘Dangerous and Reckless’ Plan to Reopen NYC Schools
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Opposition Grows Against Mayor de Blasio’s ‘Dangerous and Reckless’ Plan to Reopen NYC Schools

New York, NY – Fellow elected officials, the CSA, the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) and the UFT are blasting Mayor Bill de Blasio on all fronts regarding his school reopening strategy. Public Advocate Jumaane Williams lambasted the mayor on Thursday in a statement where he called de Blasio’s Safe School Strategy a “failure.” “The…

Head of NYC Probation Officers Union Challenges Mayor’s Workforce Cuts
Features, headline, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Head of NYC Probation Officers Union Challenges Mayor’s Workforce Cuts

New York, NY – While the police may be safe from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget cuts, other public safety workers like those in the city’s Department of Probation may not be so lucky, according to President Dalvanie Powell of the United Probation Officers Association [UPOA], who is fighting to save jobs. “I am the…

Mayor de Blasio Earns Jeers as 400 EMTs, Paramedics and Fire Inspectors Face the Chopping Block
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Mayor de Blasio Earns Jeers as 400 EMTs, Paramedics and Fire Inspectors Face the Chopping Block

New York, NY – In a little over six weeks, 10-percent of FDNY-EMT workers face the possibility of getting a pink slip on Oct. 1 because of a $38 million budget cut to the FDNY, according to President Oren Barzilay of the Uniformed EMTs, Paramedics & Fire Inspectors – FDNY Local 2507 AFSCME, AFL-CIO. As…

NY Teachers Union and Allies: No School Should Open Amidst Pandemic Unless They Meet Special Criteria
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NY Teachers Union and Allies: No School Should Open Amidst Pandemic Unless They Meet Special Criteria

New York, NY – Unions both local and national are supporting the UFT in its stance putting the health of teachers and the students they serve before politics.  UFT President Michael Mulgrew announced this week in a joint press conference with medical experts, elected officials, as well as parent and community representatives, that the more…

Bosses Failing to Protect NY Workers From COVID-19 Could Face New Fines
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Bosses Failing to Protect NY Workers From COVID-19 Could Face New Fines

New York, NY—New York State Senator Michael Gianaris (D, WF) on Wednesday, stood with public and private sector workers to announce a new bill that will set up enforceable standards for workplace safety and carry penalties for employers who violate the standards. (Watch Video Below) Senator Gianaris made the announcement outside Bellevue Hospital as numerous…

Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Reopen Schools: ‘Doomed from the start?’
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Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Reopen Schools: ‘Doomed from the start?’

New York, NY – In less than a month, teachers and principals are expected back in classrooms now that the infection rate for the coronavirus (COVID-19) has remained at one percent throughout New York State, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in July that students at the city’s more than 700…

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Under Persistent and increasing Attacks
Features, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Under Persistent and increasing Attacks

We must not forget the persistent and increasing attacks on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the foundations of a decent life for Retirees, seniors and ultimately all generations.  This is difficult in the midst of, and while addressing multiple social and personal crises (Covid-19 pandemic, protests and movements for racial justice, failing economy, and ongoing,…

‘A No Brainer’ – Workers Feeding New Yorkers in Hot Kitchens During the Pandemic Need A/C
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‘A No Brainer’ – Workers Feeding New Yorkers in Hot Kitchens During the Pandemic Need A/C

New York, NY – Union officials, members, elected officials, and concerned passersby gathered in front of 250 Broadway on Wednesday, August 5th to speak and hear about the plight of school lunch workers, who have been deemed essential and who have been working during the coronavirus pandemic to feed, not only students — but the…

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