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New York Times employees stage 24-hour walkout after negotiations stall

More than 1,100 reporters, editors, designers, salespeople and security guards employed by The New York Times walked out on a 24-hour strike today after a last-minute push to reach agreement on a new …
When BNSF railroad conductor Justin Schaaf needed to take time off from work this summer, he had to make a choice: go to the dentist to get a cavity in his molar filled or attend a party for his …
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More than 40 years ago, David Delancey made a grave mistake. It landed him a two-decade prison term, and “rightfully so,” Delancey said last week. “I was held accountable,” he …
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NYSSCOA officers ratify new 5-year deal FREE
The roughly 1,400 members of the New York State Supreme Court Officers Association have a new contract. The union’s membership last week ratified a five-year deal retroactive to 2021 bringing …
Judge rules Amazon illegally fired Staten Island workers FREE
While Amazon CEO Andy Jassy spoke at The New York Times’ DealBook Summit last week, a few of his employees spoke out as well — by protesting outside the entrance to the event at Columbus …
NYCHA monitor praises reform efforts but progress is slow FREE
A steady spike in heating outages at the city Housing Authority and slow progression towards replacing elevators indicated that while the agency has advanced in its reform efforts, much more work …
FDNY bulletin warns of e-bike fire risk FREE
Apartment building owners and landlords throughout the city will soon have to post a new emergency preparedness bulletin released by the FDNY that, for the first time, includes warnings about the …
State establishes loan repayment program for mental health staff
A new program will provide mental-health professionals loan repayment opportunities to help agencies statewide recruit and retain staff. The Community Mental Health Loan Repayment Program, …
NYPD, EMS unions raise concerns about Adams’ ‘involuntary removal’ plan
Hours after Mayor Adams announced his plan to allow first responders to forcefully remove mentally ill New Yorkers so they could receive treatment, criticisms and concern began to flood in from …
City and state workers among 19 accused of pandemic aid fraud
Five NYPD employees and a city Correction Department captain were among 19 people charged in a federal complaint unsealed Wednesday with submitting fraudulent applications for funds intended to help …
Walmart shooting raises need for violence prevention at work
The mass shooting Nov. 22 at a Walmart in Virginia was only the latest example of a workplace shooting perpetrated by an employee.But while many companies provide active shooter training, experts say …
Adams signs FDNY diversity legislation  FREE
Mayor Eric Adams on Monday signed into law a package of bills intended to diversify the FDNY, the nation’s largest fire department, and better reflect the demographics of the city it serves. The …
MTA hiring 800 station cleaners
In anticipation of reopening bathrooms in eight subway stations next year, the MTA is in the process of hiring more than 800 new cleaners to service stations and train cars throughout the system, …
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To the editor: Mayor Eric Adams continues to present a false, exaggerated and misleading narrative about crime, the homeless and alleged disorder and chaos in the streets and subways.
To the editor:  Mayor Eric Adams’ announcement that the city intends to hire a czar to deal with the escalating rat problem left me scratching my head and remarking to myself that the more …
To the editor: Why is it that the loudest voices complaining about the treatment of January 6 rioters and holding Donald Trump and his GOP co-conspirators accountable for their crimes are the same …
To the editor: The doctrine of separation of powers, an essential part of our U.S. Constitution and a vital tool to protect democracy, ensures the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the …
To the editor: (With apologies to Rudyard Kipling) You may talk o’ gin and beer   When you’re quartered safe out ’ere,   But we were sent to fight the traitors at …
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The MTA’s solutions to its multi-billion-dollar shortfall make no sense FREE

At last week’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board Meeting, it was announced that the agency could face a growing financial deficit. It may reach $3 billion in 2023 and grow even more in …
Wake-Up Call

Mike Pompous v. Randi FREE

First things first.Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo must be condemned for his revolting and inflammatory slander of AFT President Randi Weingarten, whom he called "the most dangerous person in …

Railroad strike would demonstrate worker power FREE

Last month, the remaining four of the largest railroad unions voted to reject a federally mediated tentative agreement. If the strike begins as early as Dec. 9, it could disrupt about 28 percent of …
Wake-Up Call

Workers, unions and holidays FREE

Now that Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror of this year's holiday cycle, and its message of eternal gratitude is stricken as a timely agenda item for the kitchen table and pulpit, our …
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7 deadly tax sins: all can lead to grief

Taxes are complicated, so it’s no wonder that everyone makes mistakes from time to time. But some actions go beyond incorrect arithmetic or thinking something is deductible when it’s not. Some …

Tax benefits for parents

All parents are familiar with the high cost of raising children. But did you know that your children can help you to qualify for some income-tax benefits? Here are some tax benefits the IRS wants …
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