New School Strike Ends + NYT Guild Walkout
No. 300 | Monday, December 12, 2022
The NYC Thorn is a weekly roundup of local political news compiled by members of NYC-DSA.
In honor of The Thorn’s 300th issue, take a trip down memory lane to the very first issue we published, circa February 2017!
After a three-week strike and an occupation of the student center, The New School part-time faculty represented by UAW Local 7902 announced a tentative agreement to end the strike.
The New York Times Guild staged a 24-hour walkout, and may consider a full strike authorization vote if their demands are not met by New York Times management.
The Invest In Our New York coalition launched a new campaign to raise $40 billion in revenues through taxes on the rich in the upcoming state budget.
Advocates are fighting for a bill that would guarantee minors access to legal counsel during interrogations.
City officials have canceled a plan that would have worked with woman- and POC-owned businesses to provide 1.2 million New Yorkers with inexpensive high-speed Internet.
Colleagues of the former editor of PoliticsNY, who was controversially hired by the Adams’ administration as a spokesperson, have come out with stories of allegations of sexism.
Mayor Adams' announcement to expand involuntary psychiatric commitment is a significant victory for a long-term lobbying effort to institute similar policies across the country. The policy is already facing a legal challenge in federal court.
The MTA broke ground on four new Metro-North stations in the east Bronx, which will cut transit times from the area to midtown Manhattan by as much as 50 minutes. The Adams administration concurrently announced major plans to rezone neighborhoods around the new stations.
Proposed cuts to the library budget by Mayor Adams may result in shorter hours and reduced staff.
Kyle Bragg, who has been president of 32BJ-SEIU since 2019, announced his retirement.
The Mayor made unannounced cuts to headcount last month, ordering agencies to cut their vacant positions in half, at a time when these agencies claim they are already understaffed.
Governor Hochul voiced support for a plan to raise pay for state legislators.
New York City Democratic Socialists of America (NYC-DSA) is gearing up for an exciting 2023! We’re focusing our efforts on building labor solidarity through our union power campaign, and we’re passing impactful legislation in Albany through Tax the Rich 2.0. But winning transformative demands like a free CUNY, social housing, and Build Public Renewables means we need to expand our base and grow our organization. We’re aiming to recruit 500 new members to build our movement to win socialism in NYC.
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The Thorn’s 300th Issue Party
The Thorn’s 300th issue party will be on Sunday, January 8, from 4-8pm! Stay tuned for more details.