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When we vote, we win! In the April 24th Special Election, 1199 members proved again that when we make our collective voices heard by voting, we can elect strong leaders who embrace our 1199 commitment to opportunity and fairness for all.
MAMARONECK — For a night, New York’s warring Democrats were united. At a party celebrating Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer’s victory in a hard-fought state Senate special election in Westchester on Tuesday night, Gov. Andrew Cuomo shook hands and took selfies with a crowd that included the sorts of liberals who have bedeviled him throughout his tenure. A onetime member of the late IDC warmed up the audience with two mainline Democrats. The unions that founded the Working Families Party cheered with the activists that now help drive the party’s agenda.
Democrat Terry Clements beat Republican Jim Freeman in Tuesday's special election for Westchester County legislature, giving Democrats a dominant 13-4 majority.
As people took the stage one by one in the packed fellowship hall to tell their stories or talk about the work they do around Rochester, it became clear: poverty touches every part of this city.
When does a charitable foundation grow big enough that its staff should decide to unionize? When it’s worth nearly $20 billion, apparently—just ask employees at the Open Society Foundations (OSF).
In the biggest setback yet for the Trump administration in its attempt to end a program that shields some undocumented young adults from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the protections must stay in place and that the government must resume accepting new applications.
Paul, Weiss represented 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest healthcare union in the United States, in entering into a 99-year ground lease for redevelopment of its former headquarters property in Times Square. The union will relocate its headquarters into approximately 500,000 square feet of space at 498 Seventh Avenue, in a lease also negotiated by Paul, Weiss.
1199 members interviewed numerous candidates running for elected office in Maryland. Listed below are the approved recommendations.
NEW YORK CITY — Cushman & Wakefield has arranged a 99-year ground lease for 311 West 42nd Street in the Midtown West neighborhood of Manhattan. Terms of the lease were not disclosed. Taconic Investment Partners and National Real Estate Advisors have leased the property from owners 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and plan to demolish the existing building and construct a 350,000-square-foot rental building with ground-floor retail.
A pair of affordable-housing developers are proposing a $2.2 billion mixed-use complex along the South Bronx waterfront, including 2,000 apartments.