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Misbehavin’

To the editor: To the tune of Perry Como’s “It’s Impossible,” with apologies: It’s impossible Tell the sun to leave the sky It’s just impossible It’s impossible for Donald Trump not to …

It’s a crime

To the editor: After allegedly pushing his girlfriend off a subway platform into the path of a train, causing injuries that made it necessary for her legs to be amputated, Christian Valdez is finally …

Break EMS’s pattern

To the editor: It's mind-boggling that the FDNY emergency medical technicians and medics and their unions have been pushed to file suit to get what they deserve following the decades-long inaction of …

A guy named me

To the editor: On March 9, Donald Trump held another unhinged rally in Rome, Georgia. Speaking to his throng, he told them that law enforcement is being weaponized against “Joe Biden’s top and …

Stupid as stupid does

To the editor: A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals made the obvious ruling, that a president is not immune from prosecution for crimes committed while he was in office. After all, if a …

United on health

To the editor: The Council of Municipal Retiree Organizations (COMRO) opposes AFSCME taking control of the DC 37 Retirees Association. We regret that AFSCME's national leadership took this extreme …

Adams' poor policies

To the editor: New York has extremes of income and wealth. The Economic Policy Institute, using the latest data from 2022, found that our state has the greatest concentration of wealth in the country …

None of the above

To the editor: Without discussing any of the issues that caused 100,000 Michigan voters to vote “uncommitted” in the Michigan primary, I believe Donald Trump will probably win the presidential …

Struggle continues

To the editor: While we understand the seriousness of missing federal reporting requirements, we are distressed to learn that, without notice or warning, AFSCME has placed the DC37 Retiree …

Serious oversight

To the editor: I am a DC 37 retiree. Imagine my surprise when I received an email that said the union’s retirees association was placed under emergency administratorship by AFSCME, the parent …

Disunion

To the editor: Frantz Fanon, the Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist prominent in Algeria’s independence struggle, said it all! When the oppressed achieve victory, they turn around and do the same thing to …

Takeover poses multiple questions

To the editor: After reading Crystal Lewis' article, " DC 37 Retirees Association taken over by AFSCME ” (The Chief, this issue) the question that occurs to me as well is: "Why did it take a severe …

Who is watching the store?

To the editor: As a DC37 member and retired staff member of DC 37, it is heartbreaking to read that AFSCME has placed the union’s Retirees Association under administratorship.  What is the …

Not the ideal image

To the editor: I certainly hope that the bill introduced last year by State Senator Brad Holyman-Sigal and Assemblywoman Karines Reyes making it illegal to alter models' images without their consent …

Trump, you’re no Alexei Navalny

On Feb. 16, Alexei Navalny, a courageous outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin died in a Siberian gulag.   Immediately, President Joe Biden stated, “there is no doubt that the death of …

A Nobel for buffoonery

To the editor: Donald Trump, a Putin fan, compares himself to the Russian patriot, Alexei Navalny, who was murdered by Vladimir Putin. Trump said he sees himself as a victim, not unlike …

MTA funding in danger

To the editor: The recent announcement by the MTA that due to ongoing litigation against implementation of congestion pricing, $15 billion in capital projects within the 2020-2024 five-year capital …

Poor advocates

To the editor: So, the TWU local 100 leadership first eliminates any opposition to their plans to sell out their own retirees. By firing the longtime director of the retiree association, they then …

Supreme disregard

To the editor: Dahlia Lithwick, an attorney who writes about the U.S. Supreme Court, had some harsh criticism for the “performance” of the Justices on the High Court in the case of the State of …

Offensive defense

To the Editor: Donald Trump is arguably “the most dangerous man in America,” as Henry Kissinger described Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers. The former president is using fascist …

At the circus

To the editor: When a District of Columbia Circuit Court judge asked Donald Trump’s attorney, John Sauer, if a president can order SEAL Team 6 to assassinate a rival and be immune from prosecution, …

Pass on this protocol

To the editor: The New York City pass unit is moving to a new location on Pierrepont Street in downtown Brooklyn but its policies have not changed. It still insists New York City Transit Authority …

Comrade Tucker

To the editor: On Feb. 6, Tucker Carlson interviewed Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin asking only soft questions conspicuously similar to Sean Hannity’s interviews of Donald Trump. Carlson stated to …

Occupational hazards

To the editor: When reading "The U.S. needs homes, but also the workers to build them," (The Chief, Jan. 26), I was reminded of a three-way phone conversation I had about 15 years ago. The other two …

Keep union hands from the cookie jar

To the editor: After reading about the AFSCME trial decision (“ Eddie Rodriguez, longtime head of DC 37 clerical local, is expelled from union ,” The Chief, Jan. 26), it is sad that Eddie …

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