Mayor Bill de Blasio

A Tale Of Many Cities: Potholes in the Road To Municipal Reform

Steve Early
Talking Union
Gonzalez, in his book Reclaiming Gotham: Bill De Blasio and the Movement to End America's Tale of Two Cities argues that de Blasio has presided over the “most left-leaning government in the history of America’s greatest city." He "reports that, under de Blasio, poor and working class New Yorkers have received a $21 billion “infusion of income and economic benefits” which also includes long deferred wage increases.

CUNY Feels The Effects of a Worsening Relationship With Cuomo

DANA RUBINSTEIN and CONOR SKELDING
POLITICO New York
Governor Cuomo" has yet to reach a contract agreement with CUNY’s faculty union, the Professional Staff Congress, whose more than 25,000 members have been without one since 2010, or District Council 37, which represents over 10,000 non-professional workers at CUNY and hasn’t had a contract since 2009." He’s denied CUNY staff a $15 minimum wage, even as he insisted upon it at the State University of New York.

"Broken Window Policies" are Discriminatory and Should be Opposed in U.S., Israel

M. Dove Kent, Donna Nevel, Rebecca Vilkomerson
Tikkun Daily
As Jewish New Yorkers, we firmly believe that no community can ever be safe through the oppression of another. Your advocacy of broken windows policing while in Israel reinforces the Israeli government's ongoing policies of discrimination against Palestinians. The military occupation of Palestinian communities, political and economic exclusion ...and discriminatory and violent policing by the military and police do not increase the safety of the Jewish people.

New York City Council Passes 'Ban The Box' Bill Restricting Use of Criminal Records in Hiring

Christopher Mathias
Huffington Post
The Fair Chance Act is a bill that would delay when many of the city’s private sector employers can ask job applicants about their criminal history. The bill’s lead sponsor, council member Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn) said that the bill has the “pleasure” of being a “jobs bill, a criminal justice bill, and a public safety bill” all at once.

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