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Brooklyn Downtown Star: Congress looks to Brooklyn as example of poor labor laws

The ongoing issue of Cablevision and how they treat their unionized employees was the subject of a Congressional forum last week in Brooklyn. Roughly a year ago, Brooklyn Cablevision workers joined the Communications Workers of America (CWA 1109). Now that they are unionized, workers claim they are being punished for their decision. Most recently, 22 […]

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Huffington Post: Black Immigrants Demand Humane Immigration Reform That Protects Civil Rights

Overlooked in the national dialogue and media coverage of immigration reform are the lives and experiences of Black immigrants. This week that changed a bit when hundreds of Black immigrants, mostly from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America rallied at the U.S. Capitol, participated in a Hill briefing organized by the Congressional Tri-Caucus and lobbied […]

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Congressmen Jeffries, Meeks and Assemblyman Goldfeder Request Federal Funding to Restore Rockaway Beach Rail Line

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Roll Call: “Take Five” With Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

It’s Tuesday. That means it’s time for another Take Five, HOH’s weekly chance to get to know a member of Congress a little better by asking five fun questions relatively unrelated to their legislative work. This week, freshman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., talks about how Washington, D.C., has changed since he was a master’s candidate […]

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“City Talk” with Doug Muzzio: Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Congressman, 8th District of New York

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Black Lawmakers Demand an End to Prison-to-Deportation Pipeline

Washington’s renewed push for immigration reform comes fast on the heels of an election that positioned Latinos as the new deciders. But in all the post-election buzz and the Beltway’s bipartisan agreement that overhauling immigration is the best way to snag Latino votes, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. Immigration is, of course, […]