Laboring for the Vote

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Labor unions play a major role in electoral politics. Dan Cantor, executive director of the Working Families Party and Mike Fishman, president of 32BJ, discuss the complex role of labor in next week’s election. Plus, Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes on the spike in allegations of sexual abuse in the borough’s orthodox community. And the final installment of our series on the People’s Hall of Fame introduces the man who’s run the Coney Island Cyclone for 30 years.

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Dan Cantor, Mike Fishman and Charles Hynes

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Sex Abuse in Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish Community

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Labor's Role

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People's Hall of Fame: Gerald Menditto

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Today: Inductee Gerald Menditto manager of Coney Island’s Cyclone, talks about his 30 years running NYC’s most famous roller coaster.

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