Eric Schneiderman is poised to announce that he has received the endorsement of national labor big-wig Dennis Rivera.
The news should not come as a major surprise. Rivera is head of the 1 million member SEIU Health Care union, whose powerful local affilliate, 1199, endorsed Schneiderman early on in the campaign.
That said, Read More
Michael Bloomberg and Dennis Rivera, the former head of SEIU 1199, have teamed up again, this time to co-author a piece on Huffington Post about the need for health care reform
They write, "In our respective roles as Mayor and leader of the nation's largest union of nurses, doctors and healthcare workers, we Read More
Michael Bloomberg’s re-election campaign got a big boost today in the form of glowing praise from Dennis Rivera, the chairman of SEIU Healthcare.
Rivera introduced Bloomberg at a speech about health care in Washington this morning saying, “I’ve been very inspired by his innovative work," and, “Mayor Bloomberg continues to be a man Read More
Mayor Bloomberg’s budget director said that the governor’s budget would create an $862 million shortfall for NYC.
Ken Raske and Dennis Rivera pen an op-ed letter today asking if Eliot Spitzer really has a plan to cover uninsured New Yorkers.
The letters exchanged by Spitzer and hospital lobbying groups are here.
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Hillary Clinton is fishing for the female vote.
Ben doesn’t think much of her apparently big advantage among women.
Thrush doesn’t think much of the analysis of her Southern accent.
Eliot Spitzer wondered aloud how hospital groups opposing his health care spending cuts can afford a $65 million advertising campaign.
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More from Eliot Spitzer on Dennis Rivera and the 1199 ad campaign:
PRESSMAN: And when Rivera says that cuts are not reform, what do you say?
Gov. SPITZER: Well, you know, what we are doing is insuring 2.6 million New Yorkers, providing for better preventive care, insuring that we have primary care doctors. What he Read More
Remember Hillary Clinton’s tough talk yesterday about the impact New York hospitals would feel thanks to president Bush’s proposed budget?
Well, Dennis Rivera and Ken Raske, guys who represent health care workers and hospitals, respectively, are putting Hillary’s statements yesterday to work in their public campaign against Eliot Spitzer’s budget.
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Eliot Spitzer’s budget will likely include $1.4 billion for NYC schools this coming year.
Departing union leader Dennis Rivera has a message for Spitzer: “We’re not going to be a punching bag for anybody.”
Spitzer and Sheldon Silver met but reached no deal about the comptroller, according to Fred Dicker.
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Dennis Rivera is taking over a new super-union for national health care workers, leaving the New York-based 1199 SEIU. His replacement is George Gresham, currently the secretary-treasurer .
The major bump up for Rivera comes right when Eliot Spitzer is about to (what’s Hillary’s phrase for this kind of thing?) drop the hammer on Read More
1199 SEIU, the powerful health care workers union, has announced that they’re endorsing Republican state Senate candidate Maureen O’Connell in the special election in Nassau.
As Liz notes, the move is a sign of the tension that exists between union president Dennis Rivera and Governor Eliot Spitzer, who have very different views of Read More