Our union proudly represents nearly 9,000 members who work in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments. Their work ranges from apartment repairs, to grounds caretaking, to boiler and elevator services, to rent collections. A third of them also live in NYCHA apartments. Long-standing resident and worker frustration reached a new high with threatened sequestration cuts in federal dollars—the main source of funding. The $208 million cuts would mean a loss of jobs and services. Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pledge to restore $58 m
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.
Geoffrey Canada, the CEO and founder of the Harlem Children's Zone, is opening a new...
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