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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A union man's union man

Friday, December 19th 2008, 5:27 AM

Richard Magelaner is the President of the NY State Public Employees Federation NYC Chapter. He was photographed in the PEF office at 225 Broadway.

Richard Magelaner's retirement has been anything but retiring.

The former investigator for the state unemployment insurance office retired in 1999.

Then he got busy:


  • He was active in helping local legislators persuade the New York State Department of Health for Veterans to open the 250-bed Veteran's Home in St. Albans, Queens, in 1993.  
  • He's the vice president of the Flushing Democratic Organization's membership committee, the club chaired by City Councilman John Liu.  
  • He's president of the the New York State Public Employees Federation retirees committee, and head of the group's veteran's affairs committee, which concentrates on issues affecting its military veteran members. Read on..


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