Interviews & Profiles

Gary LaBarbera, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York President, to the left of Governor Cuomo in 2016.
Organized labor secured a prevailing wage expansion, but with a 2022 start date.
Elias Husamudeen
A Q&A about New York City jails with Elias Husamudeen, president of the correction officers’ union.
State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
A Q&A with state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
RWDSU President Stu Appelbaum
RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum talks about the challenges his members face as they perform essential work.
President of the TWU Local 100 Tony Utano
TWU Local 100’s Tony Utano said the coronavirus pandemic makes it clear that mass transit workers should be celebrated.
Bhairavi Desai (center), executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance.
The coronavirus outbreak is kicking an industry that was already down.
New York State Interim Chief Information Officer Jeremy Goldberg
New York’s top tech official talks about collaborating with private industry on coronavirus response.
New York City Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia
Kathryn Garcia talks about tackling food insecurity during the coronavirus, and her many other jobs.
State Senator Zellnor Myrie
There is lots to do, from making phone calls to protecting consumers to passing legislation.
State Senator David Carlucci
Therapy via teleconference and a new suicide hotline are among the proposals at the state level.