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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 …

The best words

To the editor: Watching Donald Trump and listening to him speak is reminiscent of the 1960s “Batman” TV and comic book series when you saw words and phrases like “BAM! BOOM! POW! ZOK!” and …

Blue cover

To the editor: The police stop of City Council Member Yusef Salaam, and the publicity he has generated (intentionally, I believe), reminds me of some good advice I received from a veteran police …

A union town

To the editor: If every city had a superpower, New York City’s would be its unionized workers. We have people running the nation’s largest hospital network from the doctors, nurses and …

Notorious DJT

To the editor: ​In Iowa, where his support is supposed to be so strong, Donald Trump received 51 percent of the votes in their caucus. In the first primary, in New Hampshire, Trump has 54.4 percent …

Handcuffing police

To the editor: The City Council’s How Many Stops Act is clearly a substitute for, or an addition to, the “Defund the Police” movement. It’s intentionally meant to prevent police officers from …

Duckin’ Donald

To the editor: According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “projection” is defined as “the attribution of one’s own ideas, feelings, or attitudes to other people or to …

Fighting words

To the editor: Although you prioritize NYC and state topics, on Jan. 5, you printed a letter by Michael Gorman about Israel, Hamas and the Palestinians (“ Third rail of discourse ”). Among other …

The tolls

To the editor: International Holocaust Remembrance Day was Jan. 27 th , the day when Auschwitz was liberated in 1945 by the Russian Army. The Nazis had created an industrial machine of death whose …

Editor's note

Following this issue, The Chief will institute a moratorium on letters addressing the war between Israel and Hamas-led militants. Although the conflict and its associated issues have garnered several …

Morality trumps politics

To the editor: Sadly, Michael Gorman appears to possess an amoral sense of right and wrong (“ A resounding refrain ,” The Chief online, Dec. 15). He suggests Biden's support for Israel should be …

Mercy begets cruelty?

To the editor: Michael J. Gorman cites Confucius in promoting strategy for Israel when dealing with the terrorist organization Hamas in Gaza (“Extremist positions,” The Chief, Dec. 8 ). Oddly, he …

Switched on

To the editor: Joseph Cannisi wrote a good letter concerning how Republicans rile up their base by falsely claiming Democrats support bans on gas stoves, fossil fuel powered cars, etc. (“Cooking …

Confronting the danger

To the editor: All the errors that the Department of Justice found from their investigation of the mass killings of 19 students and 2 teachers at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, don’t …

Zero-sum politics

To the editor: The hostility many Americans show towards immigrants is extremely worrisome. Immigrants, particularly the undocumented, cut our lawns, build and repair our homes, pick our produce and …

Bad deal

To the editor: Regarding "DC 37 ‘an obstacle’ to negotiations, head of EMS local says” ( The Chief, Jan. 19 ), Local 2507’s president, Oren Barzilay, answered the question that many members …

Power to the people

To the editor: Marianne Pizzitola, the president of the New York City Organization of Civil Service Retirees, is right that as of Jan. 1st, I can no longer use traditional Medicare. A representative …

Taxing logic

To the editor: Taxpayers are funding a trillion-dollar Pentagon budget that pays for the Biden administration’s national security policy. It’s disgraceful that President Biden and Congressional …

Health-care justice

To the editor: Mayor Adams has restored budget cuts that would have privatized nearly 2,400 job training positions represented by DC37. The union, headed by Henry Garrido, had filed a lawsuit last …

Irrational

To the editor: Donald Trump, you think? Rene Descartes, in 1637, said his first principle: “I think, therefore I am.” Actor Alan Arkin once quipped: “I think, therefore I am … I …

Cooking with gas

To the editor: The misinformation that passes as fact in conservative circles is astounding. A few years back you couldn’t turn on Fox News without hearing about how liberals were hell-bent on …

Courting democracy

To the editor: The disqualification of Donald Trump for promoting an insurrection or rebellion against the Constitution in Colorado and Maine, and probably other states to come, puts the U.S. Supreme …

Maximum insecurity

To the editor: Calendar year 2023 ended with about 7,000 uses of force in the NYC Department of Correction which had a daily average population of 5,700 persons in custody.   The vast …

Derailed

To the editor: Manhattan Civil Court Judge Shahabuddeen A. Ally initially imposed an injunction against New  York City Transit to stop them from forcibly switching their TWU Local 100 employees …

Christie for the GOP

To the editor:  In this new year, I have but one wish: to see Chris Christie become the GOP nominee for president. I know many moderate Republicans thought that Nikki Haley might somehow be the …

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