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McDonald’s workers’ global tour begins

McDonald’s workers from major cities in the United States have begun their eight-country, three-continent tour in support of the global labor movement.

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New Harlem beer didn't come out of the 'Blue'

Sitting with Harlem Blue Founder and President Julian Riley, you get the impression that while he's a novice in the beer game, he might already have a better grip on it than some of his peers.

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Anxieties run high as Ferguson residents await grand jury decision

Missouri and the country at large are waiting anxiously for a grand jury decision that will decide the fate of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

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Police union denied appeal on stop-and-frisk case

Police reform advocates, community activists and the Bill de Blasio administration heard some good news on Halloween, when a federal appeals court refused to allow New York City police unions to intervene in the city’s stop-and-frisk settlement.

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Chief Banks' resignation shakes up NYPD

Banks had wanted to retire from the NYPD for some time, so initial news of his promotion surprised many. This week, though, he said, “It’s the best decision for the Police Department for me to retire.”

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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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