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New York Daily News - January 23, 2015, by Josie Duffy - We all want to see New York thrive, but weakening critical workplace safety laws like the Scaffold Safety Law would only...

01/23/2015 | Improving Job Quality

5 Questions to Ask During School Choice Week


Contact:Ricardo A. Ramírez, rramirez@...

01/21/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Promoting Strong Public Schools

State of the Union 2015 Address Response: National Groups Respond to Obama on Immigration, Economy, Climate Change and Racial Inequality

Latin post - January 21, 2015, by Michael Oleaga - The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) welcomed Obama's efforts to improve the economy and education for...

01/21/2015 | Combating Discriminatory Policing

Más ciudades deben tomar las riendas sobre el salario mínimo

Este mes, el alcalde de la ciudad de Nueva York Bill de Blasio anunció un sueldo mínimo garantizado de $15 para todos los empleados del gobierno municipal para fines de 2018. Esta es una gran...

01/18/2015 | Raising the Minimum Wage

Latino Construction Workers Continue to Die on the Job Because of Unsafe Conditions

Fox News Latino - January 16, 2015 - A new analysis of federal safety data found that while overall jobs in the construction industry are getting safer, Latino workers are still getting injured at...

01/16/2015 | Improving Job Quality

More Cities Should Do What States and Federal Government Aren't on Minimum Wage

Early this month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a guaranteed $15 minimum wage for all city government employees by the end of 2018. This is a big win for over 50,000 workers across...

01/15/2015 | Raising the Minimum Wage

Big Demand for NYC Municipal ID Cards

Aljazeera America - January 14, 2015, by Wilson Dizard - New York City’s municipal identification card, launched Monday, quickly became a...

01/14/2015 | Immigrant Rights - Expanding Municipal ID Cards

Statement: NYPD IG Report is Small Victory for Communities of Color; Much More is Needed for Real Progress


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01/13/2015 | Combating Discriminatory Policing

Don't Tinker with Md.'s Charter School Law

The Baltimore Sun - January 12, 2015, by Betty Weller and Verjeana Jacobs - The headlines in other states warning against weak charter school laws are mounting. In May, a report from the Center...

01/12/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Promoting Strong Public Schools

Gov. Cuomo Signs New Legislation Making it Easier for Workers and the State Labor Department to Fight Wage Theft

New York Daily News - January 4, 2014, by Albor Ruiz - It feels good to be able to write about something positive for New York workers in my first column of 2015. After all, measures that benefit...

01/4/2015 | Improving Job Quality


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