July 9, 1989 |
Mayor Edward I. Koch said Saturday he will issue an executive order granting bereavement leave rights to homosexuals and unmarried heterosexuals whose "domestic partners" die. The mayor told the Associated Press that the city also would consider extending health insurance benefits to the same city workers included in the bereavement order in the next collective bargaining session with unions. Koch said he would issue the order within several weeks.
February 6, 2001 |
New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and Parks Commissioner Henry Stern denied that staffing and job promotion at the Parks Department is racially biased. A group of 20 black and Latino parks employees has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying the department overlooked them for promotions, gave raises to less-qualified whites and retaliated against them when they spoke out.
January 5, 1991 |
Mayor David N. Dinkins said that thousands of city workers will be laid off because of an unexpected and steep falloff in revenues. Philip Michael, the city's budget director, gave a preliminary estimate of 20,000 jobs that could be eliminated through layoffs and attrition. Services will also be cut, he said, although no details were available. Michael said the budget gap for the 1991 fiscal year has grown to $500 million, double the $250-million gap estimated three weeks ago.
February 19, 1988
Thousands of New York City firemen marched across the Brooklyn Bridge and surrounded City Hall, tying up traffic to protest city tactics used in the closing of a firehouse. The demonstration underscored outrage over the methods used to shut Engine Company 232, in Brooklyn's Brownsville section, as part of an effort to trim the city budget.
October 28, 1987 |
Mayor Edward I. Koch imposed a 90-day hiring freeze on the city Tuesday and announced a series of emergency measures intended to guard against possible revenue losses caused by Wall Street's stock crisis. Koch, in a City Hall news conference, said that the city would indefinitely delay the hiring of 5,200 municipal employees--a step expected to save the city $14.5 million by Feb. 1.
May 19, 1991 |
David N. Dinkins is in trouble. Just ask Antonia Dosik. Dosik, 46, head of a nonprofit community services agency in a blue-collar section of Queens, put in many an off-duty hour in 1989 to help elect Dinkins as New York's first black mayor. "I was very heartened," she said. "I didn't expect miracles, but I did expect an understanding of how things worked on a neighborhood basis that I never felt when Ed Koch was mayor."