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HELP USA honors Joe Biden at luncheon in NYC

Last week, HELP USA celebrated its 30th anniversary with a luncheon at The Plaza Hotel. At the luncheon, HELP USA founder and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden with the HELP HERO Humanitarian Award.

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Union leaders tell Cuomo: Don’t forget about green jobs

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget has sent shockwaves through the labor and environmentalist communities.

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Eric Garner’s mother has charges dropped and visits White House

Eric Garner’s mother, Gwendolyn Carr, walked out of court with no charges Monday.

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Unions, activists praise Senate Dems’ ‘progressive’ proposal

While much of New York State stayed at home bracing for the storm, Senate Democrats released their priorities for the 2016-17 State Budget. According to elected officials, the letter outlines policies and positions that would have passed if the Democrats presented a united front and didn’t have any defectors.

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32BJ, New Yorkers rally against deportation system

Activists, clergymen, elected officials and labors leaders have continued vocal opposition to President Donald Trump. Most recently, these groups gathered outside of 26 Federal Plaza to show solidarity with immigrants who’ve been adversely affected by the current deportation system.

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State Assembly’s one-house budget targets education and college affordability

Education and college affordability have long been hot topics in Albany. New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Higher Education Committee Chair Deborah Glick have announced their dedication to education as part of the Assembly’s 2016-17 budget proposal.

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Labor reacts to DNC chair election

This past weekend, Democrats elected former Barack Obama labor secretary Tom Perez as chair of the Democratic National Committee.

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District judge to Syracuse jail: Stop solitary confinement for children

The Justice Center jail in Syracuse, N.Y., won’t be putting children in isolation any longer.

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NYC Council’s recent bill takes aim at illegal dollar vans

A bill sponsored by New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams will see the light of day.

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32BJ SEIU and others respond to new deportation plan

After getting shot down by the courts the first time, President Donald Trump’s administration has drafted a new plan to deport undocumented immigrants.

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