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Keeping our eyes on the prize

Saturday, Sept. 12, I will be marching shoulder to shoulder with union sisters and brothers in the New York City Labor Day Parade.

Massachusetts home care workers reach new agreement for living wage

Home care workers in Massachusetts have reason to celebrate.

Home care a vital part of equality fight

Economic inequality has already emerged as an issue in the 2016 elections.

Freddie Gray and the Baltimore time bomb

Langston Hughes opens his powerful poem “Harlem” with the question, “What happens to a dream deferred?” He ends with another question, “Or does it explode?”

The Fight for $15

2015 presents daunting challenges for working people and progressives. Because last November’s elections saw the nation’s most conservative legislators capture the U.S. Senate and increase their hold on the House, the next Congress is expected to bring more obstruction and ...

Inextricably tied

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. frequently reminded us that the destinies of all people are inextricable intertwined. None are free as long as others are oppressed.

Defeating Ebola

As president of a health care workers union, my primary responsibility is to defend the interests of our members and their patients, families and communities

The power of the ballot

One month from now, our nation’s voters will head to the polls.

We’re sticking with Rep Charlie Rangel

An effective labor union supports its organizing efforts with robust political and legislative action.

Justice for home care workers

Home care workers today face a major challenge as the health care industry embraces managed long-term care (MLTC), a system that streamlines the delivery of long-term services to people who are elderly or disabled and who wish to stay in ...

Lessons of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

This year’s African-American History Month takes place a half-century after one of the most important years in our nation’s history. On July 2, 1964, after seven weeks of a vicious filibuster by Southern senators, the Civil Rights Act (CRA) was ...

Nelson Mandela mourned like Martin Luther King

The word “icon” has become a cliché after careless overuse, but in the case of Mandela, the term is absolutely appropriate.

MTA fare hikes lower than expected, TWU wonders ‘where’s our money?’

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) recently announced that it overestimated the proposed fare hikes for 2015 and 2017, and New Yorkers won’t feel the pinch as much as expected. “MTA cost-cutting measures have been more effective than anticipated,” read an ...

Bill de Blasio’s vision of one New York

Congratulations to Bill de Blasio

Holding our nation hostage

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also referred to as Obamacare, went through a tortuous journey before being passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law on March 23, 2010. On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld ACA’s ...

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