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Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez

Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez

  • How We’re Fighting Age Discrimination in the New York City Workforce

    A New Yorker (photo: William Alatriste/NYC Council Media Unit)

    Even with many of us working from home during the global pandemic, age discrimination was just as common in the workplace, and based on accounts from older adults, it has since grown even more rampant.  

    Earlier this year AARPfound that 80% of older

  • Cuomo Hasn't Submitted De Blasio's MTA Board Nominees to State Senate, Which Left Albany Indefinitely

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    (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

    Two months after Mayor Bill de Blasio made his nominations for two empty seats on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board, Governor Andrew Cuomo has yet to send those nominations to the State Senate for its approval. The inaction continues to leave half of de Blasio’s four seats empty as the Board makes major decisions impacting virtually everyone who lives or works in New York City.

    The MTA Board is composed of 17 voting members, whose decisions have broad impacts on the