ALBANY—Kirsten Gillibrand thinks New Yorkers are starting to get used to the idea that she’ll be a senator for a long time.
“I think it’s happening already, I really do,” Ms. Gillibrand said in an interview on Feb. 14 as she ate a celery stick dipped in blue cheese at the end of a long Read More
Staten Island City Council candidate Debi Rose just picked up the endorsement of the Working Families Party. (The union 1199 SEIU endorsed Rose earlier today).
Support from the W.F.P. helps to cast Rose as the most progressive candidate vying for the seat vacated by Michael McMahon, who was elected to Congress in November.
The Read More
ALBANY-A week before the process to appoint New York's junior U.S. senator reached its messy end, Governor David Paterson stood onstage at an event with Hillary Clinton and compared his experience in the state's highest office to a dirty movie.
"I've been governor for nine and a half months," Mr. Paterson jokingly told the Read More
David Paterson is coming under fire from 1199 SEIU and Greater New York Hospital Association over his proposed cuts to health care.
But the “doomsday” budget proposed by Michael Bloomberg on Friday has yet to prompt a similar backlash–at least, not one in the form of an expensive advertising campaign–from labor Read More
As a certain segment of the political world speculates about what Barack Obama’s early personnel choices might mean for his Middle East policy, one New York consultant – whose client list has included Chuck Schumer, Michael Bloomberg, Christine Quinn, Scott Stringer, Joe Lieberman, 1199 SEIU and 32BJ – has gone to Read More
[img_assist|nid=88|title=Robach.|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=200|height=290]1199 SEIU – a major union working to help elect Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama – is keeping its commitment to helping Republicans maintain control of the State Senate, announcing the endorsement of Joe Robach for re-election in Rochester.
“As we face a very serious fiscal crisis in the capital, we Read More
Yesterday the largest union in the state, 1199 SEIU, endorsed Republican State Senator Serf Maltese of Queens, leaving Maltese’s Democratic challenger, City Councilman Joe Addabbo, at something of a disadvantage.
But the state’s second largest union, 32BJ, an affiliate of 1199 in the SEIU apparatus, just said they will support Addabbo. Read More
A reader in the comments section tried connecting a few dots between Michael Bloomberg’s former consultants at Knickerbocker SKD and the role some key players in the term-limits debate are playing, including Christine Quinn and the powerful union 1199 SEIU.
It’s speculative stuff, but here’s what we know: Bloomberg, Read More
The labor-backed Working Families Party is pushing ahead with a campaign to try to block the City Council from changing the term-limits law legislatively.
According to this story, "some of the city’s most powerful unions," like 1199 SEIU, are backing the W.F.P. effort to let the mayor know "there are many Read More
I just got back from Greenwich and Chambers Street in Manhattan, where some Dan Squadron volunteers (at least one wearing an 1199 SEIU t-shirt) were handing out literature as a public school was letting out for the day.
One woman across the street, Roann Kolvenbach, handed back the Squadron flier she was given and said Read More