Gary LaBarbera

  • Columns

    December 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    City Union Chief Jack Ahern's Luxury Ride Eyed by Labor Council

    ​When labor leaders travel in stretch limousines it sends something of a mixed message. So when Jack Ahern, current chief of the city's powerful Central Labor Council, showed up in one at the St. Patrick's Day parade in March, a few jaws dropped. Last week, the jaws fell again when Ahern doub ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 22, 2009

    New York's Community-Labor Divide

    A nasty split as the Council finally bucks the mayor

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Partial-Blogging The Term Limits Bill Signing

    Mayor Bloomberg is signing the term limits bill this morning, but first he has to pretend to listen to people. A parade of witnesses is being leaked into the tiny City Hall hearing room. Several dozen have already spoken to the issue, and others are still speaking at this writing, in an orderly and ... More >>

  • News

    February 26, 2008

    Hoffa & Obama: The Labor-Latte Alliance

    Now divorced from the mob, the Teamsters choose a Bobby Kennedy type for president

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Congestion Pricing Panel Named

    According to a press release from Mayor Bloomberg's office, the 17-member congestion pricing panel —3 appointees each from Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer, the City Council, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and one each from the Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2005

    Labor Bigs Hit NYU

    Striking NYU grad assistants and backers rally on Friday (Photo: Holly Northrop/ In a show of labor unity, an array of the nation's most powerful union leaders-representing both sides of the split that divided organized labor this summer-rallied in support of striking New York Universi ... More >>

  • News

    August 31, 2004

    Labor's Beef with Bush

    In the brave new world of outsourcing, you get to train your own replacement worker