The idea of getting coal for Christmas has come to symbolize a bad joke about not really receiving anything. Yet for NYCHA residents, the inability to receive basic heat is no joke.
In 1992, two teenagers were shot to death in the hallway of a Brooklyn high school a little over an hour before Mayor David N. Dinkins was to visit the school to give an inspirational speech.
May 19, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his 10-year plan to eliminate NYCHA’s operating deficit to prevent the downfall of a program that houses over 600,000 and employs over 11,000 New Yorkers.
One in 3 New Yorkers worry that they could become homeless.
All New Yorkers must be concerned with fighting crime, but it is the city government’s mandate to focus on keeping all New Yorkers and visitors safe.
This past month has seen horse carriage workers and their supporters go on the offensive after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced legislation to eliminate their profession.
With 8,000 New York City Housing Authority workers in our ranks—a third of whom are also NYCHA residents—we at Local 237 take the safety of this city’s public housing developments very seriously.
Just hours after the recent midterm elections, talk of impeachment was already on the lips of pundits, and polarization....
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
Government at all levels can be a powerful tool to uplift people and make our communities better.
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.
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.