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ACS Managers Budget Casualties: 36 Are Laid-Off or Demoted

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Workers' Comp Costs Rose 21.6%, City Paid $12.2 Million in '08

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HA Gets $423M In Federal Stimulus Aid For Fix-Up Projects

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Bloomberg Adds 1,100 Layoffs to Budget But Health Payments Out

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NYCERS Won't Use Placement Agent On Pension Investments

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State Unions' No-Layoff Case Made At City Hall

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184 School Safety Agents Graduate While Crime Falls

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Unions Rip City Memo Warning of Need For Up to 7,000 Layoffs

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Report Cites Value Of Pensions in Boosting City, State Economies

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Deputy Mayor's Layoff Threat Draws Angry Response From MLC

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HHC to Lay Off 200 Unless State Provides Full 'Stimulus' Aid

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Thompson Prods Unions: Reach City Health Deal Urges Accelerated Talks

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Weiner: Give Mayor More Power on Pension Costs Urges Controls on Cop OT

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Would Cut Contributions Governor: Tier 5 Pension Saves State, City $48B

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Thousands Rally Outside City Hall Unions Deliver Budget Message to Mayor

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MLC Offers $160M Health-Care Savings, Gets Tepid Response

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Hospital Police Officer Dies After Home Fire

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17 Laid Off From HA Community Centers Regain Their Jobs

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230 Community Center Layoffs at HA Despite Protests by Unions

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Oral History Project

Hercules Cornish: Caretaker J Stores Man

Herclules CornishHercules Cornish went to work for the Housing Authority as a caretaker J in 1952 and retired 24 years later as a stores worker. He died the year following this interview, which was conducted in June 1999.

Originally I was from Harlem, but when I came out of the service in 1945 my wife had moved to the Bronx, so I moved there, too. I went to work for the New York City Housing Authority in 1952.

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