The Aftermath of the Public Advocate Race

Jumaane Williams, winner of the race with 33% of the vote and now the third African-American to hold citywide office in New York City

The Aftermath of the Public Advocate Race

By Eli Valentin (gotamgazette.com) The public advocate special election has come and gone. The implications of the results will be felt for years to come. Yet there is a debate over whether the position of public advocate should even exist. But it is here and the last two to hold the position—Bill de Blasio and […]

DiNapoli: Remember to Read Fine Print on Gift Cards This Holiday Season

"All terms and conditions for a card must be disclosed directly on the card and gift cards cannot expire within the first five years after purchase." - NYS Comptroller

DiNapoli: Remember to Read Fine Print on Gift Cards This Holiday Season

By Office of the New York State Comptroller New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to read the fine print on gift cards this holiday season for details about fees and expiration dates. While some gift card sellers have done away with inactivity fees, consumers should still ask whether fees apply when […]

NYC Lawmakers Could Eliminate the Office of Public Advocate

The office has been seen as a political springboard, although not all of its occupants have successfully secured higher office after serving.

NYC Lawmakers Could Eliminate the Office of Public Advocate

By Gloria Pazmino and Rosa Goldensohn (Politico.com) City Council members plan to introduce legislation this week to eliminate the public advocate’s office, likely setting up a fight with at least a dozen Democrats who are seeking to run for the post by the end of this year. The legislation is being sponsored Council Member Kalman […]

An Equitable Economy Requires Public Enterprises and Cooperatives

In New York’s metropolitan regions, it is worse than the national average of 62% of jobs not supporting a middle-class life: New York City, 67%; Nassau/Suffolk, 76%; Albany, 63%; Syracuse, 64%; Utica, 66%; Binghamton, 68%; Rochester, 64%; and Buffalo, 63%.

An Equitable Economy Requires Public Enterprises and Cooperatives

The mounting climate crisis is an existential threat that should concern us all. But millions of working-class New Yorkers are in crisis every day struggling to pay their bills and stay in their homes. New York is the most unequal state in the nation. The top 1% took home 12% of all income in 1980. […]

ROBERT JACKSON: Activist, Family Man, and State Senator in Waiting

“I will stand up to the governor and anyone else that’s denying our children the right for education under the law, NYS law; [and] anyone that’s going to try to hold back the moving of the rent laws that impact over a million people. I will stand up for, fighting to make sure that everyone is entitled to universal healthcare.” - Robert Jackson

ROBERT JACKSON: Activist, Family Man, and State Senator in Waiting

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — Robert Jackson, 67, is running for the state senate…again. He is the popular, former Manhattan (7th District) City Council Member (2002 to 2013). New York born and raised, state senate candidate Jackson’s key platform issues include: the Campaign for Fiscal Equity for adequately funded public schools, universal health care, and […]

New Yorkers Need a Raise

The average American wage today ($22.65/hour) is less than it was in January 1973 ($23.68/hour) when adjusted for inflation. Over these last 45 years, productivity – the amount we produce per hour as workers – is up 217%. But our wages remain flat.

New Yorkers Need a Raise

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – I’m a Teamster who had his pension cut 20% with the approval of the U.S Treasury Department just before I retired. Existing retirees were cut 30%. These cuts were made by a bipartisan act of Congress in 2014 that removed the guarantee in the 1974 Employment Retirement Income Security Act that […]