A fight over teacher tenure is now raging because so-called education reformers have set their sights on destroying public education under the guise of saving it.
One need not be a political scientist to see that there are forces arrayed on the right who are working full-time, using millions of corporate dollars to defeat President Obama and install an extremist in the White House.
Perhaps most poignant are the perspectives of those for whom that era was a vital period in their growth: the youth of that decade.
New York took a jump into the 21st century as Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill June 24 legalizing same-sex marriage.
The New York labor movement and its allies are playing an important role in the national upsurge against GOP bills targeting public workers but more broad unity and support is needed to advance progress.
NEW YORK - All bets are off as "Crazy Carl" Paladino, an extreme right tea party candidate, won the Republican nomination for governor last week.
While media pundits have been predicting doom for progressives in the November elections, last week's primaries here showed a different trend.
Figuring out who to vote for in New York State this year is trickier than usual for those who want to advance labor rights, equality and democracy.
Nearly 9 out of 10 people in New York City charged in marijuana arrests are Black or Latino, even though whites are the heaviest users of pot.
A couple of months ago, I heard Joel Klein, head of New York's Department of Education, blame the teachers' union contract for the fact that there are a lot of Jewish holidays on the school calendar