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De Blasio, Mark-Viverito Announce Paid Sick Leave Expansion Plan

NY1 - January 17, 2014, by Grace Rauh - Approximately 500,000 more New Yorkers could soon get paid sick leave benefits at work, as Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-...

01/17/2014 | Ensuring Paid Sick Time for All Workers, Improving Job Quality

Eminent Domain: A Long Shot Against Blight

New York Times - January 11, 2014, by Shaila Dewan - You can’t fight city hall, the saying goes. But Gayle McLaughlin, the mayor of Richmond, Calif., a...

01/11/2014 | Holding Wall Street Accountable, Restoring Community Wealth

Economic Inequality: Safe Words, at Last

OZY - December 23, 2013, by Pooja Bhatia - For decades, talk about economic inequality was taboo. Those who tried were met with accusations of sour grapes, inciting...

12/23/2013 | Improving Job Quality

Contractors and Workers at Odds Over Scaffold Law

New York Times - December 17, 2013, by Kirk Semple - In 1885, as new engineering inventions were ushering in the era of the skyscraper, lawmakers in New York State...

12/17/2013 | Improving Job Quality
12/17/2013 | Published by: National Catholic Reporter

Project to provide legal counsel for immigrants

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Project to provide legal counsel for immigrants

National Catholic Reporter - December 17, 2013, by Megan Fincher - Impoverished immigrants facing deportation in New York City can now have court-appointed counsel on their side for the first time...

12/17/2013 | National Catholic Reporter | Creating Deportation Defense

Testing, funding top protest issues

Times Union - December 9, 2013, by Kristen Brown - Education, labor and civic organizations gathered Monday at the Capitol to call for more public school funding and an end to the "tyranny of...

12/9/2013 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

National Day of Action to Reclaim Public Education in Over 60 Cities

December 9, 2013

Contact: Kyle Serrette,...

12/9/2013 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

The Growing Realization That Our Individual Struggles Are All Connected Makes This “Our Moment”


12/7/2013 | Holding Wall Street Accountable

Room for Debate: The Public Pension Problem

Bring Financial Managers in House

The New York Times - December 5, 2013, by Connie Razza - This past year, investment management fees on New York City...

12/6/2013 | Holding Wall Street Accountable, Restoring Community Wealth

Education ‘Day of Action’ set Monday in 60-plus cities

The Washington Post - December 6, 2013, by Valerie Strauss - A coalition of education, labor, civic and civil rights organizations, led by the American Federation of Teachers, is staging a “...

12/6/2013 | Promoting Strong Public Schools


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