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Former city workers file $250 million suit over vaccine mandate firings FREE

City employees who were terminated for refusing to get the Covid vaccine have filed a $250 million lawsuit seeking an end to the public-sector vaccine mandate as well as to be reinstated to their …
Nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have accused management of violating contract terms just weeks after the two sides reached the agreement by nearly doubling agreed-upon health care premiums …
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Following 18 weeks of intense training on everything from fire suppression to building inspections, 288 FDNY probationary firefighters graduated from the fire academy on Friday. Nearly half are …
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Corey Grable, a 30-year city cop and a union presence for two decades, said he is running to succeed Patrick J. Lynch, the longtime president of the Police Benevolent Association. In announcing …
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Hundreds of union workers, organizers and activists from New York City converged on the state capitol Wednesday in support of legislation that would raise the minimum wage in New York City and its …
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War on drugs locked him up; now he's a cannabis entrepreneur
When the war on marijuana came sweeping through his New York City housing project decades ago, Roland Conner found himself going in and out of jail. It's a time he'd rather not talk about.Now, at age …
Progressives renew push for state wealth taxes
Supporters of taxes on the very rich contend that people are emerging from the Covid pandemic with a bigger appetite for what they're calling "tax justice."Bills announced in New York, Connecticut, …
Public hospital nurses fighting for contract that narrows pay gap
Nurses in the city’s public hospital system are ramping up their fight for a contract that improves staffing ratios and closes a wage gap between themselves and nurses working at private …
Labor advocates back Caban’s ‘just cause’ legislation
When Tiffany Munroe started working in a New York City warehouse in late 2020, she thought she had finally found her first stable job since emigrating the year before from Guyana, where she had been …
Uterine cancer added to WTC Health Program FREE
First responders to the 9/11 attacks and survivors who have since developed uterine cancer are now eligible for free care under the World Trade Center Health Program.Eligible members of the program …
Ex-NYPD union president pleads guilty
Ed Mullins, the firebrand former president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of wire fraud for fleecing more than a half-million dollars from the …
Construction kickback scheme netted $7 million
A kickback scheme orchestrated by a construction executive who manipulated bidding for jobs on upscale Manhattan projects netted more than $7 million for himself and others during an eight-year …
Plumbers’ union sues DOB over illegal gas work
The city Department of Buildings is jeopardizing city residents' safety by condoning the installation of gas lines by unlicensed plumbers and other workers, a lawsuit by the plumbers union is …
Twitter terminates union cleaners FREE
Lucy Calderon was preparing for her family’s Christmas celebration Dec. 19 when she got notice that, effective immediately, she would no longer be employed at her $31-an-hour union job cleaning …
Adams’ fiscal plan will face labor test
Mayor Eric Adams’ preliminary budget, released last week, reflects some tough choices. It includes funding cuts in early childhood education and for libraries, for CUNY and for city several …
Labor Nation

Union membership rate hits all-time low despite campaigns

The country's union membership rate reached an all-time low last year despite high-profile unionization campaigns at Starbucks, Amazon, Apple and other companies.Union members fell to 10.1 percent of …
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Letters to the Editor
To the editor: Because the City Council refuses to allow Mayor Eric Adams to amend the Administrative Code to implement the Medicare Advantage plan, Adams threatens to use the “nuclear option” to …
To the editor: Fact check on Larry Penner's letter about legislative salaries: Numerous state employees earn more than $102,500. That's public record at www.seethroughny.net. Per the Department …
To the editor: Does anyone else remember when the GOP touted itself as the party of family values? George W. Bush ran on this theme against Al Gore in 2000, blaming the vice president, by association, …
To the editor: The proposed changes to retiree health insurance amount to a very complicated issue. But its simplicity lies in the undeniable fact that the cost of health care, like everything else, has risen.
Since March 2020 the United States has used Trump’s Title 42, a Covid health measure, to expel migrants 2.5 million times.
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Wake-up call

Teachers and high-stakes heroism

After trying to wrest a gun and deflecting the bullet trajectory away from her classroom of kids, a kindergarten teacher in Virginia was shot in the chest and nearly killed two weeks ago. Her first …

It’s time to fight management rights

Has management claimed the right to make decisions about staffing and scheduling, what and how to produce, and other issues without input from the union?Did your union tell you it is powerless to …

Among Dems, dividers aplenty FREE

Looking at the two major parties, I wonder if the Republicans’ function is to be so horrible that they make awful Democrats look good. This serves the purpose of America's multi-billionaire class, …
Wake-Up Call

Building Carlos' Law FREE

Remember that historic photo, one of the most popular postcard keepsakes for tourists, of the laborers snacking on a narrow girder suspended high in the air, seemingly above the clouds, during the …
Your money

Take advatange of e-filing tax returns options

Electronic filing is the safest, fastest and easiest way for taxpayers to file their tax returns, according to the IRS. Furthermore, e-filing is good for the tax system, good for taxpayers and good …

Take care when choosing your tax preparer

If you pay someone to prepare your tax return, the IRS urges you to choose that preparer wisely. Taxpayers are legally responsible for what’s on their tax return even if it is prepared by someone …
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