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School Safety Agents Agree to a Tentative Deal

Last week, Teamsters Local 237 and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a tentative contract agreement and a proposed settlement of a pay equity lawsuit that would distribute upwards of $38 million in back pay to current and ...

Get to know your loyal NYCHA workers

The safety of our public housing developments should be of critical concern to every New Yorker. We must use every tool available to reduce escalating crime in New York City Housing Authority developments.

Mayor de Blasio, keep your promise

School safety agent Kangela Moore, a hardworking mother of two, makes less than $40,000 a year after 22 years on the job, even though men who do similar work for the city earn about $7,000 more.

Seeking equal pay for women in our home town

The issue of unequal pay for men and women has reached critical mass in the United States, as socioeconomic forces have propelled women into the workplace in unprecedented numbers. On Equal Pay Day, April 8, I led a rally at ...

Putting soul back in City Hall

Government at all levels can be a powerful tool to uplift people and make our communities better.

Welcoming an era of shared visions

The start of a new year is always an exciting time. It prompts change and renewal for many of us, and for New York City, this new year also ushered in a new era.

Toast to a new, improved New York

As Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio prepares to take his oath of office, we rejoice in the hopes that the new and improved New York.

NYCHA is key to restoring a city for all

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio won the election

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 ...

Our mission is possible

As the union representing workers responsible for maintaining New York City Housing Authority buildings, Local 237 Teamsters has had a front row seat for the mismanagement and incompetence that has plagued the agency for the last several years.

Time to right wrongs, set new course

We learned a lot from the Democratic primary election. Most importantly that the democratic process is still alive and well in New York—a city that often felt like it catered to the 1 percent more than the rest of us. ...

Let's put public housing on solid ground

While our rents continue to rise, chronic underfunding and mismanagement threaten the very future of...

Bronx Sunny Day Car Wash signs union contract with workers

Ending a 13-week strike, workers at Sunny Day Car Wash in the Bronx ratified a three-year contract on June 4 in another victory for the WASH New York campaign.

In God we trust, but not the mayor

A contract is more than a financial agreement between two people or parties. It's a...

Heads up to mayoral candidates

In his recent State of the City address, Mayor Michael Bloomberg used the opportunity to...

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