Union leaders have come forward to praise a bill from U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration that would help their constituents.
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on every aspect of life in New York City. It has particularly affected public education. Plans involving “blended-learning” (splitting time between in-person and remote learning) and complete remote learning have been met with mixed results.
Organizers in Brooklyn took the energy of the South and brought it up north.
New York City mayoral candidate and current City Comptroller Scott Stringer received endorsements from union and workers’ rights organizations.
32BJ’s theme of 2020 was keeping what was theirs. Whether it involved the CARES Act, the HEROES act (both addressing some economic relief to workers hit financially by the COVID-19 pandemic), passing immigration reform, a $15 minimum wage and the push to elect Joe Biden, the union’s work was never done.
While Donald Trump might no longer be president of the United States, his impact on the LGBTQ+ community remains.
On Jan. 6 police apprehended a man accused of attacking five women in a two-month span at the Morgan Avenue subway station in East Williamsburg.
They’ve been essential to keeping the city going. Now, workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market feel essential.
COVID gave them an opening to make changes, and the mayor and schools chancellor are taking advantage.
Last week the co-chairs of the recently-formed Labor Caucus in the House of Representatives held a kick-off event led by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten.