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It's Time for a Four-Day Workweek

“Seven days,” wrote Witold Rybczynski in the August 1991 issue of The Atlantic, “is not natural because no natural phenomenon occurs every seven days.” The year marks one revolution of the Earth around the sun. Months, supposedly, mark the time between full moons. The seven-day week, however, is completely man-made. If it’s man-made, can’t man unmake it? For all the talk of how freeing it’d be to shave a day or two off the five-day workweek, little attention has been paid to where the weekly calendar came from. Understanding the sometimes arbitrary origins of the modern workweek might inform the movement to shorten it.
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THE HIDDEN VIOLENCE

The events in Ferguson, MO, both the killing of an unarmed teen and the aftermath of civil unrest are having a spell-binding effect on people all over the world. A column by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Time magazine describes the underlying issue that nobody on TV is talking about.
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The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it's about class warfare and how America's poor are held back, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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School Bus Drivers May Receive More Pay From New York

Just before school buses begin rolling with students adorned with new backpacks and fresh sets of pencils, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council are hoping to reverse some of the policies that led drivers to strike unsuccessfully 18 months ago.
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Queens Civic Congress With Amalgamated Transit Union Locals 1179,1056, and 1181 MTA And Queens Public Transit Committee

 Queens, more than any other borough , is highly dependent on bus transit. Queens is very large and has many low density neighborhoods not served by subways. Many residents rely on bus transit to get downtown or to regional shopping, worship services, doctors, schools, etc. North/    
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Download: Bus Transit Forum Rev 3.pdf


Action Center
Summer Camp Forms 2014
Reimbursement for Summer Camp programs

Ahead of this weekend’s Labor Day parade in Manhattan, several Queens officals, including some from Southeast Queens, and labor leaders held a press conference to honor labor workers for their contributions to Queens and the rest of the City.
TELL THE SENATE TO PASS THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO OVERRIDE CITIZENS UNITED
Help stop corporations & the elitist rich from buying elections
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Labor Day Parade
Annual Night Out hosted by NYCPD
Marching on Washington DC
Lobby Day
 
 
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