State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman last week joined the debate over how to handle grand-jury proceedings when a police officer is accused of killing a civilian, proposing that judges take a greater role in the process, with the latitude to question witnesses and decide whether additional ones should be called, as well as giving instructions on the law to the jurors.
As early as next week, about 14,000 retired Teachers will receive back pay following a recent ruling by arbitrator Martin F. Scheinman, who or…
Union and pedestrian advocates last week sparred over the arrest of Francisco De Jesus, a Bus Operator with 29 years on the job who hit 15-year-old Jiahuan Xu in a Brooklyn crosswalk Feb. 13 while making a left turn across a busy intersection.
Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, following the recommendation of an Administrative Law Judge, has fired Firefighter Thomas Buttaro for insubordination and creating a hostile work environment for repeatedly wearing t-shirts opposing affirmative action around the firehouse.
The Port Authority “exercised lax oversight and virtually no due diligence” in 1986 when it sold the rights to the World Trade Center name to a nonprofit group for $10, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Feb. 13.
When the New York Police Department was formed in 1898, a policeman’s lot was not a happy one. Officers worked 64 hours on patrol or reserve (…
Communications Workers of America Local 1180 Feb. 19 agreed to contract terms conforming to the basic city pattern covering a seven-year perio…
Teacher unions and their allies opposing a series of education-policy changes proposed in January by Governor Cuomo went on the offensive last week by demanding he send the city $2.5 billion they say is owed to its schools.
Unions were lukewarm about a new school-discipline code announced earlier this month by the de Blasio administration that would take a more deliberate approach to disruptive students.
Hollywood stars might not be common at postal-union rallies, but the American Postal Workers Union featured one at the opening of its contract negotiations last week in the form of liberal activist—and son of postal-union officials—Danny Glover.
Bronx Defenders executive director Robin Steinberg last week was denied an award by Harvard University Law School because of negative publicity about her role in approving the filming of a rap video at the organization’s offices that encourages the murder of police officers.
A former NYPD officer was sentenced Feb. 19 to 28 months in prison for providing a cooperating witness with names and driver’s licenses of other people—including a fellow cop—to be used for fraudulent purposes, the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced.
“I started to represent people who were dedicated, excellent drivers, with decades of perfect records,” Amalgamated Transit Union Safety Specialist Brian Sherlock said of his decision years ago to look more closely at the way buses’ blind spots can trip up drivers.
Sheldon Silver was arrested last month after U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara filed a criminal complaint charging him with misusing his post as Speaker of the State Assembly to gain $4 million in bribes.
Members of three unions representing police supervisors and Detectives have ratified their contracts with the city.
Hundreds of thousands of city employees may be eligible for identity-theft-repair and credit-monitoring services after hackers accessed the da…
Three Rikers Island inmates were charged Feb. 19 with bribing a nurse working for a city contractor to smuggle alcohol, tobacco and drugs into the Anna M. Kross Center last year, the Department of Investigation announced.