In the one of the stranger election years of the last half century, Norman Seabrook’s labor endorsements still manage to stand out.
Take, for example, Comptroller John Liu.
The bombastic president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association is convinced Mr. Liu, mired in fifth place in the polls and bereft of millions in matching funds following a federal investigation that uncovered fund-raising fraud, will be a 21st century David Dinkins and surge to the top of the heap on Election Day.
Hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons, dressed in a bow tie, reflected upon President Obama’s speech at the 20th-anniversary conference of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network on the second-floor ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in midtown, his highest-profile speech since kicking off his 2012 reelection campaign. “[It] was O.K.,” he told The Observer. “But listen, Read More
At National Action Network this morning, from left to right:
New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s Director of Community Affairs, Kirsten Foy [title fixed]; Independent Party strategist Jackie Salit; 1199 SEIU President George Gresham; former Tennessee congressman and semi-Senate candidate in New York, Harold Ford Jr.; AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Lee Saunders; and the city Read More
Norman Seabrook sums up the anger among Bill Thompson supporters about non-supporters, saying on live television that people purporting to be “supporters of righteousness, strong supporters of change, strong supporters of taking the homeless off the streets are full of shit.” Read More
The head of the union representing city correction officers, Norman Seabrook, said his group is going to "raise hell" for Bill Thompson.
Seabrook joined Thompson at the union's headquarters near Wall Street this morning to announce their endorsement. In 2001 and 2005, they had backed Bloomberg.
Seabrook said Bloomberg's economic policies were Read More
I just got off the phone with Norman Seabrook, the president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association who backed Michael Bloomberg in 2001 and 2005 but yesterday called him “crazy.”
Seabrook isn’t happy with the mayor's talk of possibly laying off 7,000 municipal workers in pension costs aren't reduced.
Seabrook said Read More
How many black elected officials from Brooklyn were at the rally for Barack Obama on the City Hall steps this afternoon?
Enough that State Senator Bill Perkins of Harlem muttered to himself at the podium, “Oh man, we’re going to have to mix this up a bit.” He then introduced state Senator Eric Adams–who’s from Read More