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Concrete Slab Falls on Construction Worker, Killing Him

by Frank Rosario, Kirstan Conley and Daniel Prendergast A construction worker performing excavation at a Manhattan job site was killed Tuesday when a massive slab of concrete from a neighboring building toppled over and crushed him, officials said. The crew was removing the soil beneath the foundation at the site of a future hotel on […]

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Fire Lieutenant Gets Her Shot to Make Changes

Chief Leader – September 23, 2014 by SARAH DORSEY When Tracy Lewis encountered problems during her 17 years as a Firefighter, officers would tell her, “You want to change something? Get promoted.” On Sept. 17, Ms. Lewis did more than just become a Lieutenant—she became the second African-American woman in FDNY history to do so, […]

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Push to Extend the Zadroga Act For Post-9/11 Victims Gets Star Power

Chief Leader – September 23, 2014 by SARAH DORSEY Public-sector unions received the personal treatment Sept. 16 when former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at a downtown Manhattan fundraiser to urge that the Zadroga Act be extended, several times calling local public-sector labor leaders by name. Ms. Clinton was a U.S. Senator representing […]

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Clinton Reunites with New York Labor Allies

Capitol NY – September 17, 2014 by Gloria Pazmino Calling the city’s local labor organizations her “principal ally” after the attacks of Sept. 11, Hillary Clinton urged a coalition of union members in a speech on Tuesday to “mobilize” behind an effort to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Speaking at a […]

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