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Retirees deserve transparency 

To the editor: A proposed amendment to the city’s administrative code debated by a City Council committee Monday would impact health care for city retirees going forward.

Do yourselves justice, Dems

To the editor: Obviously, union leaders need to have the right to criticize the employer of their workers without being sued. The anti-labor judge, Hector LaSalle, Governor Kathy Hochul’s pick for chief judge.

Where were others?

To the editor: Isn’t it sad and pathetic that Pennsylvania Representative Brian Fitzpatrick was the only Republican member of the House to attend the awards ceremony for the hero Capitol police …

At sixes and sevens

To the editor: It’s 11 ballot losses, and counting, for Kevin McCarthy as House speaker.  Despite prostrating himself before some 20 MAGA Republicans and former President Trump, McCarthy …

Where's the money hiding?

To the editor: As a retired transit worker, I have memories of bad rulings by bad arbitrators. Now, New York City retirees are experiencing the same from some arbitrator named Martin Scheinman.

Step up on carriage horses

To the editor: Transport Workers Union Local 100 is in the news once again with Tony Utano stepping down as president after only one year on the job. I wish him well.

Nix the for-profit plan

To the editor: So the MLC snuck around and now an amendment to the city’s Administrative Code that will change how health care is paid for will come up for a vote in the City Council.

Keep Medicare as is

To the editor: A bill has been drafted by the Municipal Labor Committee and the Office of Labor Relations to gut Administrative Code 12-126, which protects health benefits for active and retired NYC civil servants.

Fight for a peace

To the editor: There appears to be no end to Putin’s brutal war in Ukraine. Since its invasion, Russia has committed countless war crimes by attacking civilians, infrastructure and cultural institutions. 

Show strength and prosecute 

To the editor: The Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, is a cowardly political operative who refuses to do his job, most importantly, he refuses to prosecute the leader of an attempt to overthrow our government, Donald J. Trump.  

New Year's wishes

To the editor: As we begin a new year, I have some wishes for our country. The first of these is that we collectively turn our backs on the MAGA movement.

Logic, up in smoke

To the editor: Governor Kathy Hochul is finally keeping her promise to start legal sales of marijuana before the end of the year. It will start on Dec. 29th, only three days away from her promise not …

Expiring warranty

To the editor: The message that many in Congress need to hear is this: Once you sell your soul, you can’t buy it back. All those who still follow the Trump lies, especially the “stolen election,” will probably never respect the truth, will never respect justice, and will never have respect for our Constitution.

A cold Christmas on Rikers

To the editor:On a day when Governor Kathy Hochul declared New York to be in a state of emergency due to the expected frigid weather, I wonder what preparations were being made for the thousands of …

A ride on the ideological merry-go-round

To the editor: Now that gas has dropped to $3 a gallon, the GOP finds it hard to exploit the issue, leaving it one option — take credit. I predict the GOP will turn to Orwellian doublethink, as is …

A salute to a union brother

To the editor: I was terribly sad to read of the death of Tim Schermerhorn of TWU Local 100. He was an activist and at one time a vice president. However, more than anything, he was a worker of, by and for the workers.

Please find out, mayor

To the editor: Immanuel Kant famously wrote, “Dare to know.” When it comes to major policy initiatives, Mayor Eric Adams often doesn’t know what he doesn’t know, and couldn’t care less.

Spinning out of control

To the editor: When references are made about the possibility of the existence of a bizarro world, I respond that this is it and an opposite world would be the normal one.

An imminent threat

To the editor: Now, for the first time in American history, Congress has referred a former president for criminal prosecution by the Justice Department.

Dems, lose your chains

To the editor: As reported in a Dec. 6 CounterPunch.org article by Patrick Mazza, Railroad Workers United's Ron Kaminkow describes a typical workday: "You get a call, usually two hours before scheduled on duty time.

Unceremonious

To the editor: While former Metropolitan, D.C. Police officer Michael Fanone was receiving the Congressional Gold Medal for his heroic action in stopping the attack on the Capitol by the insurrectionist traitors, he was heckled by some of his ex-colleagues.  

Crime and the GOP

To the editor: Why is it that the loudest voices complaining about the treatment of January 6 rioters and holding Donald Trump and his GOP co-conspirators accountable for their crimes are the same …

Rodentology 

To the editor:  Mayor Eric Adams’ announcement that the city intends to hire a czar to deal with the escalating rat problem left me scratching my head and remarking to myself that the more …

A long way from Fun City

To the editor: Mayor Eric Adams continues to present a false, exaggerated and misleading narrative about crime, the homeless and alleged disorder and chaos in the streets and subways.

Theoretical danger

To the editor: The doctrine of separation of powers, an essential part of our U.S. Constitution and a vital tool to protect democracy, ensures the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the …

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