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Lillian Roberts to step down from DC 37

After 60 years of service to the labor movement and having served as president of the largest public union in New York City, District Council 37 President Lillian Roberts has announced her resignation.

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Local officials and advocates take police union to task over stop-and-frisk case

Elected officials and advocates have a simple message for the police union: Stop with the nonsense.

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Bronx unemployment rate dips to single digits

The only borough on the mainland has defended itself from criticism from Sen. Ted Cruz, and now the Bronx has some other good news to share.

State attorney general settles minimum wage dispute with JFK airport contractor

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement last week with an airport contractor that was paying workers at an hourly rate below the minimum wage.

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Rangel’s letter: More minority inclusion in LaGuardia project

In a letter to the New York Congressional Delegation, Rep. Charles Rangel discussed why more minorities need to be included in the LaGuardia Central Terminal Project.

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U.S. Census: In New York, poverty still a problem

A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that poverty is still a major problem in the tristate area.

Union leaders will be honored at fourth annual labor breakfast

Local and national labor leaders and union advocates will be honored yet again at the New York Amsterdam News’ fourth annual labor breakfast.

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Fast-food workers rally in New York City and around the nation

Last Thursday, fast-food workers around New York City and the country staged rallies in favor of a $15 minimum wage and the right to form a union.

Stringer Shows Concern about Pre-K Numbers, de Blasio Shrugs

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer revealed that he had only received 141 of more than 500 contracts for universal pre-K service providers.

SEIU endorses John Liu in New York Senate race

Former New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu’s run at a state Senate seat might need a bandwagon.

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