Port Authority orders airlines to raise wages, give paid holiday to airport workers
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Airport workers have won a battle for justice. Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Director Patrick Foye has ordered the CEOs of Delta, JetBlue, American and United airlines to immediately raise wages and make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid holiday for the 8,000 contracted workers at John F. Kennedy International and […]

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32 arrested during civil disobedience at LaGuardia Airport as workers call for better treatment
THE COURIER/Photo by Katelyn Di Salvo

BY KATELYN DI SALVO Wendy Arellano, a single mother of two from Corona, holds three jobs to try to make it through the months. She makes $8 an hour working at LaGuardia Airport and has now stood up to make her voice heard. Arellano, together with close to 1,000 other airport employees, local elected officials […]

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Thompson refuses to drop mayoral bid after meeting with supporters
Photo via Twitter/@BillThompsonNYC

Bill Thompson vowed to stay in the mayor’s race Thursday night despite mounting pressure to drop his bid before a runoff can be decided. He made the statement after reportedly meeting with key supporters, including Congressmembers Gregory Meeks, Hakeem Jeffries and Charles Rangel. According to unofficial results, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio received 40.3 percent […]

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Honoring African-Americans who paved the way
Photo Courtesy St. John’s Archives

When Carl Fields walked the halls of St. John’s there weren’t many other blacks enrolled in the school, but they were welcomed equally to the university. Fields, who was part of the class of 1942, shone brightly on the track team and in the classroom. He graduated with his bachelor’s in English and social science, […]

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Voters may rethink the lineup in November

I’m trying to figure out whose 2009 was worse: The New York Giants or the New York State Senate. At least the Giants won eight games. And they get to rebuild and have a new team in September, in a shiny new stadium. The Senate? They are trying to clean the mud off and start […]

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