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Press coverage during 2011 of DC 37's White Papers and related issues from NYC and NYS media.



December 22, 2011
  Unions, local and elsewhere, endorse Obama for reelection
By Stephon Johnson
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December 22, 2011
  Unions Win More Freedom to Organize
New federal rules unveiled Wednesday will make it tougher for employers to stall union-organizing drives inside the workplace.
By Melanie Trottman
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December 19, 2011
  Sharpton, group of city public-sector unions urges Gov. Cuomo to approve livery cab bill
By Kenneth Lovett
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December 16, 2011
  NICE system on naughty list
By Juan Gonzalez
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December 13, 2011
  Unions hail Council override of Bloomberg contract bill veto
By Lisa Colangelo
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December 10, 2011
  Protesters march to Union in "Stand for Freedom March and Rally"
By NY1 News
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December 9, 2011
  Guests include ASFCME Secretary-Treasurer Lee Saunders and Wisconsin Council 48 Exec. Dir. Rich Abelson
By Al Shaprton
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December 9, 2011
  City Council Bucks Mayor on Contractor Legislation
By Michael Howard Saul
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December 8, 2011
  Back In Its Old Chambers, City Council Overrides Mayoral Veto Of Outsourcing Bill
By Michael Herzenberg
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December 8, 2011
  'Justice' is the theme at union march
By Stephon Johnson
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December 7, 2011
  Disgraced CityTime firm to repay $232M
By Josh Margolin
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December 1, 2011
  Union Workers March for Economic Equality
By Bobby Cuza
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November 28, 2011
  DC 37 Outlines Impact on Jobs Congressional Group Given Lesson in Contracting-Out
By David Sims
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November 22, 2011
  7 city teachers honored with Sloan Awards for inspiring students in math and science
By Lisa Colangelo
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November 21, 2011
  Layoffs Hurt Helpful Hands
By Rui Chang Mei Ruiz
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November 21, 2011
  For a former family worker, life after layoff is filled with false hope
By Philissa Cramer
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November 20, 2011
  In AFSCME ad, a message between the lines?
By Dan Janison
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November 15, 2011
  Privatization's Risks Involve More Than Money
By Adrienne Day
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November 15, 2011
  City's plan to create a new pension board met with strong opposition from unions at first meeting
By Reuven Blau
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November 15, 2011
  Union to Sue Over Layoffs of School Workers
By Fernanda Santos
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November 14, 2011
  Off-Track Benefits
By Jon Lentz
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November 14, 2011
  School aides union planning to sue to undo last month's layoffs
By Philissa Cramer
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November 14, 2011
  Despite looming budget cuts and hiring freeze, DC 37 tells city its members need raises
By Lisa Colangelo
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November 10, 2011
  City Workers Seek Raise as Union Negotiations Begin
By Michael Howard Saul
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November 4, 2011
  Top Labor Figure Decides to Retire
By Kris Maher
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November 3, 2011
  Municipal Union Criticizes Proposed Tech Contracts
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November 1, 2011
  City, Unions Agree To Independent Investment Process for Pensions
By Richard Steier
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November 1, 2011
  CityTime Contractor Fires 3 Executives For Lax Oversight
By Mark Toor
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November 1, 2011
  HHC, Unions: New Cuts Would Shred Safety Net
By David Sims
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October 31, 2011
  City Hall Admits Errors in Digital Projects
By David Halbfinger
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October 31, 2011
  Laid off unionized library workers struggle to find new jobs in an ever- tightening job market.
By Lisa Colangelo
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October 31, 2011
  Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus rallies at City Hall to extend tax on the wealthy
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October 31, 2011
  Quinn Targets Pact Overruns
By Sally Goldenberg
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October 30, 2011
  Most City Parks earn Solid Marks, With Some Lagging
By Lisa Foderaro
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October 29, 2011
  Mayor Axes 700 [New York Amsterdam News (NY)]
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October 27, 2011
  Mayor and Comptroller Seek Joint Management for 5 Pension Plans
By Steven Greenhouse
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October 27, 2011
  Bloomberg, Liu Set to Announce City Pension Reforms
By Michael Howard Saul
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October 27, 2011
  City Officials Announce New Pension Oversight Deal
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October 26, 2011
  At hearing Walcott outlines new initiatives to involve parents in schools
By Geoff Decker
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October 26, 2011
  Real talk about boro: Oral history project needs you
By Lisa Colangelo
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October 25, 2011
  Find DOE Official Misused Parent Aides for Politics
By David Sims
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October 25, 2011
  Unions Insist ‘Millionaires Tax’ Won’t Chase Rich
By David Sims
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October 25, 2011
  Cleaning union airs NYC Health and Hospitals Corp.'s dirty laundry
By Lisa Colangelo
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October 25, 2011
  Protesters Affiliated With Occupy Wall Street Disrupt Department Of Education Meeting
By Joy Resmovitz
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October 24, 2011
  DOE Layoffs: The Fight Isn't Over
By Lillian Roberts, DC 37 Executive Director
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October 24, 2011
  Company in CityTime Payroll Project Fires 3 Managers
By AP
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October 24, 2011
  CityTime scandal: Contractor co. behind NYC's corruption-plagued payroll system fires three execs
By Erin Einhorn
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October 18, 2011
  Loss of school workers hits hard
By Gloria Pazmino
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October 14, 2011
  Mayoral control “trial,” Bronx schools summit set for Saturday
By Rachel Cromidas
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October 13, 2011
  Walcott feels darts from union's pain
By Stephon Johnson
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October 13, 2011
  DOE lays off workers from crowded schools
By Rich Bockmann
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October 12, 2011
  Furor over school-aide layoffs
By Yoav Gonen
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October 12, 2011
  Walcott slammed over school aide layoffs
By Rachel Monahan
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October 11, 2011
  Heated Debate at Council Hearing Over Layoffs
Schoolbook blog By Fernanda Santos
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October 11, 2011
  On heels of 700-education-worker layoffs, other civil agency honchos told to make way for major cuts
By Lisa Colangelo
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October 11, 2011
  School Chancellor Defends Latest DOE Layoffs In Heated Council Hearing
By Lindsay Christ
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October 8, 2011
  Bloomberg administration's largest mass layoff includes 672 public school workers
By Mike Jaccarino
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October 8, 2011
  School aides get the ax
By David Seifman
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October 7, 2011
  Snapshots of Layoffs’ Effect, From the Newly Unemployed
By Fernanda Santos and Chelsia Rose Marcius
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October 7, 2011
  NYC Schools Lay Off 700 Workers
By Dick Brennan
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October 7, 2011
  New York City Lays Off 672 School Employees
By Fernanda Santos
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October 7, 2011
  Tears, vows to fight back, punctuate school aides’ final workday
By Rachel Cromidas
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October 7, 2011
  Hundreds Of NYC School Workers Laid Off To Close DOE Budget Gap
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October 7, 2011
  City to Fire 700 Workers
By Lisa Fleisher
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October 6, 2011
  City Rejects Offer Of School-Aide Union; Layoffs This Week
By Mark Toor
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October 6, 2011
  Highway Supervisors Get Interest From 2006 Wage Dispute
By Mark Toor
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October 6, 2011
  Second ‘Runaway Project’ Has $297M Cost Overrun- Is it CityTime II?
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October 6, 2011
  DC 37 & Local 372 Hold City Hall Press Conference Oct. 7 at noon Denouncing Imminent Layoff by NYC DOE of 700+ School Support Staff: "Save our Schools! Save our Communities!"
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October 5, 2011
  Largest City Labor Union Protests Planned School Aide Layoffs
By Lindsey Christ
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October 5, 2011
  Harder Times Ahead, as City Plans More Budget Cuts
By Ana Phillips
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October 5, 2011
  Behind the Layoffs, Strain Between City Hall and the Union
Schoolbook blog By Steven Greenhouse
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October 4, 2011
  Occupy Wall Street protesters to join forces with protest at City Hall over education layoffs
By Lisa Colangelo
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October 4, 2011
  Quinn says Council will hold a public hearing on DC 37 layoffs
By Geoff Decker
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October 3, 2011
  School aides protest pink slips
By Nargas Karimi
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October 2, 2011
  School Layoffs About to Fall Heaviest on the Poorest and Most Struggling
By Fernanda Santos
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October 1, 2011
  Officials reject union pleas: 700 public school workers to lose their education jobs
By Ben Chapman
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September 29, 2011
  Alleged fraud by Future Technology Associates was like taking millions from a baby
By Juan Gonzalez
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September 29, 2011
  School aides still on track to lose their jobs after meeting
By Geoff Decker
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September 29, 2011
  DOE contract investigation renews attention on PEP’s role
By Rachel Cromidas
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September 29, 2011
  Pink Slips for 800 School Aides Will Impact Southeast Queens Community
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September 29, 2011
  Save our school aides, say pols and union reps
By AnnMarie Costella
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September 27, 2011
  State Workers’ Union Rejects Contract, Risking 3,500 Layoffs
By Thomas Kaplan
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September 23, 2011
  Panel Traces Missteps in Aiding Post-9/11 Victims
By Flora Fair  
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September 22, 2011
  DOE plan to layoff 700-plus employees makes no sense
By Lillian Roberts  
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September 19, 2011
  DC 37 pushes OTB health bill
By Rick Karlin 
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September 15, 2011
  Video: NY1 Online - Union Leaders Offer Advice to President and Talk State of Labor Union leaders discuss President Barack Obama’s jobs speech and the challenges facing the labor movement in the city.
Hosted by Errol Louis
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September 13, 2011
  Local 372 Rips City For Not Negotiating on Layoffs
By David Sims
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September 13, 2011
  Departing EMS Union Head Sees Progress Amid Siege
By Flora Fair  
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September 13, 2011
  Labor Has 2 Reps On Advisory Panel To WTC Health Program
By Flora Fair  
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September 8, 2011
  Coverage of DC 37 Press Conference Opposing 800 layoffs of lowest Paid School Workers
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September 8, 2011
  How 9/11 Shaped the People Who Make Government Run
By City Hall staff  
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September 7, 2011
  Protesters to Bloomberg: Save School Jobs
By Chelsia Rose Marcius with Beth Fertig
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September 7, 2011
  On eve of school year, parents take aim at school aide layoffs
By Jessica Campbell  
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September 7, 2011
  School Year Starts With Protests Here
By Mary Frost
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August 25, 2011
  Bloomberg announces hundreds of layoffs for DOE
By Nayaba Arinde
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August 24, 2011
  City plans to cut 800 public school workers for school year as budget
By Ben Chapman
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August 24, 2011
  800 school staff to get budget ax
By Yoav Gonen  
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August 24, 2011
  Bloomberg Going Through With Education Layoffs
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August 23, 2011
  777 School Employees Will Be Let Go, in the Largest Layoff Under Bloomberg
By Fernanda Santos  
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August 23, 2011
  Principals cut 2,000+ teaching jobs; city plans school layoffs
By Philissa Cramer
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August 23, 2011
  City Teachers Scramble for New Positions
By Beth Fertig
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August 19, 2011
  Parks Department Layoffs Averted in Deal with Union
By Olivia Scheck  
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August 19, 2011
  Agreement averts NYC parks layoffs
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August 19, 2011
  City Reaches Deal to Avert Parks Layoffs
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August 19, 2011
  Video: NY1 Online - Parks Department Layoffs Shelved Under New Deal Hundreds of layoffs have been averted in a deal between the city and unionized Parks Department workers.
Hosted by Errol Louis
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August 19, 2011
  City park 'pre$erve': 465 jobs saved in labor pact
By David Seifman
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August 15, 2011
  Educrats ripped for $60M Verizon deal
By Rachel Monahan and Ben Chapman
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August 15, 2011
  Rats as big as 'rabbits' overrun famed city park
By John Doyle
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August 13, 2011
  City Parks Pink Slips Delayed
By Michael Saul
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August 8, 2011
  Video: NY1 Online - Members Of Carey Administration Remember The Former Governor Lillian Roberts, Executive Director of District Council 37, who was appointed state labor commissioner by the late Hugh Carey, former Governor of New York and other members of his administration remember his life and legacy after his passing.
Hosted by Errol Louis
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July 13, 2011
  CityTime warnings ignored
By Juan Gonzalez
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July 12, 2011
  144 hospital cuts gross disservice, cry unions
By Lisa Colangelo
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July 8, 2011
  Court Allows City Layoffs to Proceed
By Michael Saul
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June 28, 2011
  Video: DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts On "Inside City Hall" District Council 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts voiced her concerns about the new city budget, which could mean big layoffs for her union members.
Hosted by Errol Louis
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June 20, 2011
  Radio Show: “Do Your Job” commercial
Featuring DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts. (mp3 format)
Hear the ad


June 17, 2011
  Massive New York City Employees Fight back Rally
By Dennis Kabatto
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June 15, 2011
  What Budget Crisis? Unions Say City Sits On Funds
By Johann Hamilton
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June 15, 2011
  Union Power – Take the City Back!
By Stephon Johnson 
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June 15, 2011
  NYC Union Workers Camp At “Bloombergville’ To Protest Budget Cuts
By Jay Dow 
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June 14, 2011
  Outcry grows over library cuts
By Richard Bocklet 
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June 14, 2011
  DC 37 Rallies at City Hall Against Budget Cuts
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June 14, 2011
  SPECIAL LIVE BROADCAST OF JUNE 14 FIGHTBACK RALLY
Building Bridges (Hosts Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash) 
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(Scroll down the page and click on the word "stream" to listen to the show.)


June 14, 2011
  Labor leaders to protest layoffs outside City Hall
By Lisa Colangelo
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June 14, 2011
  City Workers Rally Against Layoffs and Budget Cuts
By Beth Fertig   
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June 9, 2011
  Dozens protest cuts to Queens Library at Jamaica rally
By Ivan Pereira
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June 9, 2011
  Budget Cuts Could Beach Some City Swimmers
By Jason Lewis
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June 8, 2011
  Let's Rock City Hall on June 14
By DC 37 Exec. Dir. Lillian Roberts
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June 8, 2011
  The Queens Library looks to the Council to stave off Bloomberg Again
By Dan Rosenblum
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June 6, 2011
  Contractors Are Focus as Council Offers Cuts
By Javier C. Hernandez
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June 3, 2011
  DOE Financial Chief Went Into Business for Himself
By David Sims
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June 3, 2011
  HHC Votes to Ship Out All Laundry; Union Raps Shift
By David Sims
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June 3, 2011
  CityTime Contractor Cites Own Ethics In Firing Manager
By Mark Toor
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June 3, 2011
  For City, Dirty Laundry Comes with the Contract
By Richard Steier
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June 1, 2011
  Axing services would cripple city
By Anthony Friedman
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June 1, 2011
  We oughta call it CityCrime
By Juan Gonzalez
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May 28, 2011
  CityTime Case Expands With Another Arrest
By Michael Saul
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May 27, 2011
  City Highway Repairer Killed When Colleague Backs Truck Into Him
By David Sims
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May 26, 2011
  Pest control layoffs fuel rat explosion
By Luisa Garcia 
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May 26, 2011
  Join DC 37’s Rally June 14
By Lillian Roberts
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May 25, 2011
  Company Overseeing Payroll Project Fires Manager
By Javier C. Hernandez
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May 25, 2011
  Board Mulls Privatizing Hospital Laundry
By Fred Mogul
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May 24, 2011
  CityTime Finally Clocks In
By Michael Saul
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May 24, 2011
  Angry Unions Say No Deals With Bloomberg
By Adam Lisberg
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May 23, 2011
  Tell It To The Judge: Unions challenge city layoffs in court
By Adam Lisberg
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May 22, 2011
  Parks Department will let its workers talk to press, changing course
By Tina Moore
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May 14, 2011
  Will OTB feed again?
Editorial
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May 13, 2011
  Union protesters put fat cats up against the Wall
By Sally Goldenberg
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May 5, 2011
  Hospital union protests vs outsourcing
By Katie Nelson
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May 5, 2011
  All bets off on Oregon
By James M. Odato
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May 4, 2011
  AFSCME, union coalition announce pension campaign and ad
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May 4, 2011
  Catskill OTB aims to recapture shuttered New York City OTB's handle; New York Racing Association likely to oppose plan to reroute wagers
By Paul Post
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May 4, 2011
  Educrat eyed in conflict of interest with firm
By Juan Gonzalez
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April 21-27, 2011
  Following the Money to Save Jobs
By Lillian Roberts, DC 37 Executive Director
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April 19, 2011
  In a first, city plans to end contract with a support organization
By Anna Phillips
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April 18, 2011
  City will do dirty work at sewage plant
By Adam Lisberg
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April 15, 2011
  Contractor who hired foreign workers probed
By Juan Gonzalez
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April 13, 2011
  Web of questions arises about DOE contractors charging taxpayers for outsourced programmers
By Juan Gonzalez
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April 12, 2011
  Countering the Seige - AFSCME’s Gerald McEntee Energized by Anti-Union Movement
By Stephen Greenhouse
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April 11, 2011
  No winners in boro's rat race: CB7 has the most rodents
By Sarah Armaghan
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April 10, 2011
  Controller John Liu's pension report lays blame at Wall Street fat cats
By Adam Lisberg
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April 7, 2011
  Attack On Unions May Deflate Black Incomes
By Claudio E. Cabrera
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April 5, 2011
  Elected Officials Demand Resources to Fight Rat Problem
By Grant Greenberg
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April 5, 2011
  City Hall looking at privatizing city parking meters, but will it be a boon or a bust?
By Lisa Colangelo
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April 5, 2011
  Pol says budget cuts causing more rats
By Adam Lisberg
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April 2, 2011
  New Yorkers protest proposed cuts to Parks Department
By Gentry Brown, NYU Washington Square News blog
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March 31, 2011
  Proposed Cuts to City Parks Protested
By Margaret Lau
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March 31, 2011
  Parks Workers Protest Budget Cuts
By Katherine McGee
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March 24, 2011
  Goldsmith: To tighten belts, let's insource
Opinion – NYC Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith
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March 23, 2011
  Bloomberg buys nearly $1 million of campaign-style TV ads as his poll numbers sag to eight-year low
By Adam Lisberg
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March 20, 2011
  Bloomberg aide has big plans to privatize some NY government functions
By Adam Lisberg
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March 19, 2011
  A closer look at NYC's contracts
By Christine Quinn
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March 18, 2011
  Progressive Government is Obsolete
By NYC Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith
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March 18, 2011
  Disclose the details: Cloaked city technology contracts result in $185K for a help desk operator
By Juan Gonzalez
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March 18, 2011
  Petition wasn't first Ed Dept. fracas
By Rachel Monahan
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March 10, 2011
  City Workers Paid Less Than Private Sector Counterparts
By Frank Braconi, PhD, Chief Economist, NYC Comptroller’s Office
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March 4, 2011
  Mayor Bloomberg gives in to controller John Liu on call-center funds approval
By Juan Gonzalez
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March 4, 2011
  Education Dept. plans to spend $52M on computer contractors as it lays off 4,600 teachers
By Meredith Kolodner
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March 4, 2011
  AFSCME Members Protest in Albany
By Kismet Barksdale
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March 3, 2011
  Get ready for a blitz of bedbug cases in summer 2011, experts says
By Jennifer H. Cunningham
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March 3, 2011
  'Charity' garage no more
By Juan Gonzalez
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March 2, 2011
  Battle Erupts Over City Contract Costs
By David W. Chen
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March 1, 2011
  Thousands lobby over budget at State Capitol
By Bill Lambdin
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March 1, 2011
  CityTiming will be right: Mike
By David Seifman
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February 28, 2011
  Majority in Poll Back Employees in Public Sector
By Michael Cooper, Megan Thee-Brenan
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February 27, 2011
  Housing Agency’s Computer Woes Put Aid Recipients in Limbo
By David W. Chen
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February 25, 2011
  Video: City Workers’ Union Asks Mayor to Review Contract Spending New York City’s largest municipal public employee union held a hearing on Feb. 25, 2011 and is asking the mayor to hold contract spending flat and cut waste instead of laying off workers.
See Video


February 24, 2011
  NY unions' rally cry
By Sally Goldenberg
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February 24, 2011
  Sparring Unions Now Working as One
By Maher and Trottman
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February 23, 2011
  City Union Leaders Blast Wisconsin Labor Bill
See Video


February 22, 2011
  Wis. battle having repercussions here
By Lisa Colangelo
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February 22, 2011
  TAKING AIM: Bloomberg targets teachers, firehouses and seniors
By Bob Doda
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February 21, 2011
  Labor groups plan rallies this week in NYC
By Erik Ortiz
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February 18, 2011
  Mayor Relying On Albany Aid
By Michael Saul
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February 18, 2011
  The Mayor's Budget -- Fiscal and Political
By Gabe Pressman
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February 18, 2011
  CityTime's up: MTA
By Tom Namako
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February 16, 2011
  State Plans Anger Unions
By Kris Maher and Doug Belkin
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February 14, 2011
  Public-Worker Unions Steel for Budget Fights
By Melanie Trottman
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February 8, 2011
  Worker furloughs worsen pothole hell
By Pete Donohue, Daniel Beekman and Lukas I. Alpert
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February 7, 2011
  Video: Lillian Roberts Represents Labor of Love While Mayor Bloomberg says the pension systems of the city’s municipal unions should be reformed, District Council 37 says the city’s budget crisis is the fault of Wall Street – not municipal workers and their benefits. It’s just the latest in a lifetime of union battles for DC 37’s leader, Lillian Roberts. NY1’s Bud Mishkin filed the following “One On 1” report.
See Video


February 6, 2011
  City official who quit amid CityTime scandal made millions as lobbyist
By Juan Gonzalez and Greg B. Smith
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February 4, 2011
  City Unions Brace For Battle With Bloomberg
By Bob Hennelly
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February 2, 2011
  City Unions fight attacks on benefits
By Lisa Colangelo
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January 20, 2011
 

Radio Show: Evening News – DC 37 Assistant Associate Director Henry Garrido responds to Mayor Bloomberg’s baseless attack on public employee pensions during his Jan. 19, 2011 State of the City speech. (mp3 format)
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