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New York Labor Unions

New York City Union Workers Respond to Hurricane Sandy: Preparing, Protecting and Rebuilding

Benjamin Kallos | Posted 03.05.2013 | New York
Benjamin Kallos

With Rick Snyder signing into law anti-union "Right-to-Work" on the heels of Scott Walker's effort to curb collective bargaining for public employees, it has been a tumultuous time for organized labor. In NYC, we must recognize that without the dedicated service of union workers the effects of the hurricane would have been immeasurable

After Wisconsin: Race, the 2012 Race, and Beyond

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

A lot of blue state liberals may not have noticed, or just shrugged off, the news that white births made up less than half of U.S. births as of July 2011. But you can be sure that news will not go unremarked among those determined to replace "welfare queen" with "public sector queen" in the national pantheon of invidious stereotypes. The "take back our country" theme is just getting under way in American politics. That's why voter registration vs. voter suppression is the most important practical political issue on the table -- in 2012, and beyond.

It's Time to Question Labor's Ties to Democrats

Gregory Floyd | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics
Gregory Floyd

Around the country and in our nation's capital, we are seeing more Democrats willing to place the burden of fixing the country on the backs of public workers and the middle class in general.