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TWU Local 100 calls out de Blasio for funeral no-show

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is in hot water with Transit Workers Union Local 100 after not attending the funerals of two of their fallen: St. Clair Richards-Stephens and Stephen Livecchi.

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Advocates speak, sit-in at City Hall for safe consumption report’s release

Advocates for safer consumption facilities for drug addicts took over City Hall last Thursday.

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Schools get a boost in Cuomo’s new budget

Schools get a boost in Cuomo’s new budget

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32BJ announces endorsements for special elections

32BJ announces endorsements for special elections

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Report: NYC teachers aren’t prepared to be culturally responsive

According to the report, 89 percent of teachers responded “agree/strongly agree” that race and ethnicity issues are relevant to their students’ educational experiences, and 93 percent of them would be willing to modify their lessons to connect with students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

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CVS workers push for first union contract

CVS, workers, first, union contract, Tish James

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Union leaders stand with state Democrats’ agenda, denounce Republicans’ rejection

New York State Senate Democrats hope to push some of their agenda through, but Republicans in Albany have blocked some of the issues they hold dear. Union leaders have now added their voice to the debate with hopes of pushing the agenda forward.

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Renewed protest: Parents and teachers fight against school closings

Richard Carranza officially takes over as schools chancellor in a few weeks, but he will inherit the anger parents and teachers have directed at the Department of Education. What for? The closing and/or merging of more than a dozen schools.

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Janus v. AFSCME goes to Washington

The U.S. Supreme Court has the fate of government unions in its hands.

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Teachers’ unions push back on gun debate

No matter the amount of blood and guts spilled in mass shootings, the debate over gun control brings out the extremes—those who don’t want any guns in civilians’ hands and those who believe it’s their right to own assault rifles.

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