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Workers, unions and holidays

Now that Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror of this year's holiday cycle, and its message of eternal gratitude is stricken as a timely agenda item for the kitchen table and pulpit, our …

Railroad strike would demonstrate worker power

Last month, the remaining four of the largest railroad unions voted to reject a federally mediated tentative agreement. If the strike begins as early as Dec. 9, it could disrupt about 28 percent of …

Injustice takes the heat

There is an extraordinarily idyllic and gated residential community and country club within the city limits that has its own golf course and every imaginable amenity for its nearly 2,000 …

Turning the workers movement around

I just returned from a weeklong book tour in the U.K. and The Netherlands where worker militancy and organizing was in the air. One of my talks was canceled due to the London subway strike that …

While frontline workers have always performed critical work functions in their communities, their selfless service has particularly resonated over the past three years. RMA of New York recognizes the …

The Organization of New York State Management Confidential Employees (OMCE) is the sole representative of state employees who are designated “management/confidential” and thus ineligible to join …

Montefiore, do no harm!

“First, do no harm.” That's the Hippocratic Oath that new physicians take as they launch their careers into the stardom of affluence. The original intent of the word "harm" is clear, but …

Find a better solution to the Medicare impasse, or resign

Henry Garrido, the executive director of District Council 37, told his 150,000 current members and 89,000 retirees in a recent letter that there is no Plan B to the Municipal Labor Committee’s …

At PEF, epitomizing public and union service

The work of public servants is all around us — from the bridges we drive over, to the parks we visit, to the online government assistance forms we fill out, to the people we call for unemployment …

Unionizing nonprofit workers need our solidarity

In the past year there has been a surge in nonprofit worker union organizing. Because local and state governments are increasingly contracting with nonprofit organizations to take over work done by …

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