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Pleasure Chest Workers Win Union Representation

Pleasure Chest Workers Win Union Representation

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a unanimous vote, workers at the two Manhattan locations of the Pleasure Chest chose to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). Pleasure Chest, which sells sex toys and related paraphernalia as well as offering workshops, has locations on Seventh Avenue in the West Village and on Second […]

Sean Patrick Maloney Draws Fire For Budget, Obamacare Votes

Sean Patrick Maloney Draws Fire For Budget, Obamacare Votes

BY ANDREW MILLER | In the days leading up to the shutdown of the federal government, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, an upstate New York Democrat, twice voted to keep the government funded and against overturning Obamacare or delaying its implementation. But on September 30, in the decisive vote, Maloney, who is gay, was one of nine […]

Can Quinn Build on RWDSU Endorsement?

Can Quinn Build on RWDSU Endorsement?

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | When the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) recently announced its endorsement of Christine Quinn for mayor, the move provided bragging rights to a campaign looking to dispel any narrative that progressive forces in the city might be looking for an alternative to the City Council speaker, criticized in some quarters […]