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DC 37 files petition to stop mandatory ‘return to work’ for non-essential workers

District Council 37, which represents 80,000 workers, filed an Improper Practice Petition to stop New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio from making all city employees ‘return to work.”

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Labor Breakfast Honoree Mark Cannizzaro

Education’s been in Mark Cannizzaro’s heart for most of his adult life. He’s been one in New York for more than 35 years and is, himself, the product of the city’s public school system.

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Labor Breakfast Honoree Kyle Bragg

The sudden, and unfortunate, death of Hector Figueroa in 2019 left the president of 32BJ position early. Kyle Bragg filled that seat that July and was re-elected this month.

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Labor Breakfast Honoree Randi Weingarten

Before being elected president of the American Federation of Teachers in 2008, Weingarten spent 11 years as the president of the United Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 2, representing close to 200,000 educators in the New York City public school system, home child care providers and other workers in health, law and education.

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Private school (for all) looks to fill gap left by public schools

Each journey begins with a single step. This journey begins on the corner of Water and Bridge Streets in Brooklyn.

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Unions approve of Biden’s COVID-19 action plan

Labor unions have showered praise on U.S. President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 action plan.

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First Day Jitters: Kids come back to school surrounded by COVID

Monday marked the first day of the 2021-’22 school year. It also marked the beginning of the fight for a remote option and a battle for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s legacy.

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Feels like yesterday...unfortunately

No matter how far you're removed from 9/11, the memories will remain fresh.

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Labor Day present: new Hochul bill addresses employee safety and wage theft

New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul gave labor unions a present this week.

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The school year is here…with no remote option

September 13 marks the beginning of the 2021-22 school year. Just months after having operated with staggered schedules and a remote learning option during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the mayor is declaring victory and wants students to travel back to class again.

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