We’re Hiring!

The Progressive Caucus seeks a full-time Coordinator to facilitate the operations of the Caucus. This individual will be hired by Caucus members, and will be an employee of the New York City Council.
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Victory: Council Passes Freelance Isn’t Free Act

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In a landmark victory for the nation’s 55 million independent workers, the New York City Council passed the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act – first-of-its-kind legislation that extends the social safety net and provides millions of NYC freelancers with unprecedented wage theft protections. Intro. 1017-C, supported by Freelancers Union and introduced by Council Member Brad Lander, will now provide NYC’s freelancers with equal protection from wage theft. Continue reading

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New York Letter Calling on CFPB to End Predatory Payday Lending

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On Oct. 7, the New Economy Project submitted a powerful letter –- signed by the Progressive Caucus and 130 other New York elected officials; a government agency; community, labor, civil rights, faith-based, and legal services groups; and community development financial institutions –- forcefully urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to issue the strongest possible payday lending rules. Continue reading

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Victory: Council Passes Multi-racial ID Bill

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On October 13th, the City Council voted on three bills that would ensure appropriate collection of demographic information – including race, ethnicity and sexual identity data from those who access City services.  Continue reading

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Statement on #EdWalk to Demand Campaign for Fiscal Equity Funding

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Members of the City Council Progressive Caucus unite under the charge to create a more just and equal New York. We are concerned that New York State’s continued refusal to fully fund our public schools reinforces a model that leaves children to compete in an uneven playing field. Continue reading

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