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New York City Council staffers begin push to unionize amid furor over disgraced Bronx pol's misconduct


Added 11-18-19 06:25:02pm EST - “Staffers want to negotiate salaries and workplace protections.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “New York City Council staffers begin push to unionize amid furor over disgraced Bronx pol’s misconduct”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A growing number of City Council staffers is telling the body to put its money where its progressive mouth is and welcome their new efforts to form a union.

Staffers on Monday launched an effort to create a union they hope will empower them to negotiate salaries and workplace protections.

“The Council as an institution is not being reflective of the supposedly progressive values that the speaker is promoting and other members of the Council are promoting,” said organizer Zara Nasir, director of the Council’s Progressive Caucus.

“We want to be able to fight for potentially a minimum salary [and] more," she added. “We want recourse for folks from harassment, from intimidation, from bullying from senior staff and the members.”

Nasir and other Council staffers began gathering colleagues’ signatures for the union effort Monday.

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