Demands for affordable housing and better wages have become a rallying cry for many Americans, and last Thursday was no different. Hundreds of union apartment building workers and nonunion building employees joined with elected officials, affordable housing advocates and local residents on the High Line to call for better conditions in West Chelsea.
A diverse collection of workers, organizations and advocates have formed a new coalition designed to defend New York’s Scaffold Safety Law and push for increased enforcement of New York’s construction safety standards.
Obama spoke before an audience of 16,000 that treated him like rock star at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel. Before Obama took the stage, the Rev. Al Sharpton praised him for working to help America’s most vulnerable citizens.
Patrons of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) rooted for the State University of New York to keep the facility fully functioning; they may have gotten their wish.
Recently, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents, community leaders and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall to announce a new report addressing how badly some NYCHA locations have recovered since Hurricane Sandy.
“This is a journey that if I had probably mapped it out, I probably would not have believed it would manifest itself in this way,” said Dr. John L. Graham on Wednesday, as he sat in his office overlooking Harlem.
United Parcel Service workers are fighting back over the loss of their jobs.
New York City area airport workers continued their fight for better wages last Friday while honoring a civil rights legend.
With President Barack Obama scheduled to speak Friday at the National Action Network’s annual convention, the website the Smoking Gun felt it was an opportune time to dig up some old dirt to smear the Rev. Al Sharpton and, by extension, tarnish the president.
Disabled city workers laid off by the Bloomberg administration are now able to return to work after a court decision.