Photos from the New York City Civil Employees’ Weekly, a newspaper that is still published as a paper you can pick up at the bodega or subway station kiosk. What other media covers labor unions in detail? Um….
Captions courtesy of The Chief-Leader
I took thousands of photos of hundreds of events for The Chie-Leader. This is a sampling of the ceremonies, hearings, press conferences, political events, and protests by police, fire, teachers and other union members who work for the city.
AND THE CHILDREN SHALL LEAD THEM
As District Council 1707 Executive Director Raglan George addresses union rally in City Hall Park April 16, some younger participants offer testimony as to how the city’s day-care services affect their families. (04.25.08)
HAND US SOME RESPECT
City employees who examine DNA from crime scenes rallied last week to protest new hand-print time-clocks just installed at their state-of-the-art lab in Manhattan. They say the new system is disrespectful and discriminatory, especially since all managers and any union members who make more than $68,000 are exempt. (04.04.08)
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT?
Several union leaders last week accused City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (right) of doing Mayor Bloomberg’s bidding when she stymied efforts to gain home-rule messages that were needed for key bills to be acted on in Albany. (06.29.07)
BOUND ONLY BY BARGAINING LAWS
With a panoramic backdrop to match his list of accomplishments, Mayor Bloomberg didn’t fear being upstaged by a hero police dog (Ranger, accompanied by Police Officer Neal Campbell) as he delivered his State of the City address. (01.26.07)
TAKING THE GLOVES OFF
The city’s newest cops toss their gloves in the air to mark their graduation from the Police Academy during Dec. 26 ceremonies at Madison Square Garden. (12.06) I was proud of this picture. I took it with a 2002 model Leica digital that had a lag between pressing button and when the shutter actually opened. I caught it just right.
A FAMILY MATTER
Subway Station Agent Gale Broughton and her daughter, Sezlyn Petersen, were among those who came to City Hall March 3 to rally opposition to the closing of token booths. (03.11.05)
PRAISE FOR A DETERMINED PATIENT
Neurosurgeon Dr. Roger Hartl says Firefighter Eugene Stolowski’s mental toughness played a large role in his ability to survive a serious spinal injury that had left him near death. (03.04.05)
DETERMINED TO TRIUMPH
Retired Police Officer Isabelle Redman grins after receiving the Purple Shield at the NYPD’s Medal Day. Ten years after being critically injured in the crash of her patrol car, Ms. Redman has started a second career as an Assistant District Attorney and lectures cops on safe driving. (6/25/04)
WANTS ACTIONS DETAILED
Firefighter Patrick McCarvill is among those who want the World Trade Center Memorial to provide descriptions of the heroic actions of the emergency rescue personnel who died during its destruction. Such descriptions, he said, would offer answers 50 years from now to visitors who asked, ‘Why were so many firefighters killed?’
SOMETHING IN THE AIR
With union leaders and fellow elected officials looking on, U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton demands an investigation into why Environmental Protection Agency officials assured the public a week after the World Trade Center’s destruction that the air in the vicinity was ‘safe to breathe’ although it had yet to conduct several key tests that uncovered high levels of toxic materials. (9/5/03)
I’ve got well-organized files of photos of most of the city and state officials and union leaders in New York from 2002 to about 2016. They’re available in high-resolution format. Please e-mail your request.
Demonstrations, protests, marches, lots of signs. Does taking to the streets make a difference?
Interesting pictures of politicians including Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu fundraising in Brooklyn between the times he was Prime Minister, former New York City Mayors Ed Koch and Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Edward Kennedy, former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Hillary Clinton and more.
Take a scroll through a sampler of famous, infamous and other Interesting people. I took most on assignment 2008-10 in my labor union work. They include Hillary Clinton, Charlie Rangel, Sheldon Silver (politician/felon), Eliot Spitzer (politician/felon), James Hoffa Jr., Holly Hunter, Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers, Steve Buscemi, Ed Koch, David Dinkins, David Paterson, Celeste Holm, LeRoy Nieman, John Stossel, Donna Lieberman (NYCLU), Randi Weingarten (AFT) and many more, all in a close-up view.