Victory: Council Passes Grocery Worker Retention Act

IMG_3917On Tuesday, the City Council approved the passage of the Grocery Worker Retention Act. I.632 provides for a ninety day transition period to eligible employees following a change in ownership of a grocery store. The transition period is a temporary protection for employees who may face unemployment through no fault of their own. Continue reading

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Victory: Council Passes Caregiver Discrimination Legislation

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This week, the City Council approved a landmark bill that will protect workers who serve as caregivers for children, elderly parents and other family members. I. 108A was introduced by Council Member Debi Rose and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and co-sponsored by the Progressive Caucus in pursuit of combating all forms of discrimination.  Continue reading

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Victory: Council Passes Hit & Run Justice Bills

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On December 16th, the New York City Council’s passed two pieces of legislation (I. 603 and 604) introduced by Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer which will for the first time in the City of New York penalize repeat offenders who are found guilty of hit-and-run crashes as well as require the NYPD to expand its existing hit-and-run reporting to the Council by including data on civil penalties which are levied in hit-and-run crashes and the amount paid. Continue reading

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PC Endorses Climate Works For All


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Council Members joined a diverse coalition of labor, community, and environmental advocates in support of two proposals outlined in the “Climate Works for All” report. The publication identifies priorities for reducing emissions that lead to climate change and creating good jobs in New York City. Today, before a hearing on the City’s OneNYC sustainability plan by the Council’s Committees on Environmental Protection and Recovery and Resiliency, Caucus members will rally with the Climate Works for All coalition to prioritize two specific initiatives described below.  Continue reading

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Progressive Caucus Urges Columbia to Allow Unionization

IMG_3594Progressive Caucus members joined over 160 local leaders in support of organizing efforts by Columbia University employees. They joined student advocates on December 4th to deliver the following statementContinue reading

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