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From the Mall to the Mayor’s Office

Congratulations to Tassie York, a member of CWA Local 1037, on fulfilling her own part of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream. York is now the first Black woman to be mayor of Neptune Township in New Jersey. For over 20 years, York worked as a hairdresser at Seaview Square Mall. She returned to school at Kean University, where she earned a pair of master's degrees in special education and social work. "I am grateful to my colleagues for having that trust in me, having the confidence to know what I am all about," York said to "I am in this for the people, not for the fame or fortune. I don't need my name in lights; I just want to make sure I am doing what is right for the town."


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