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Restaurants that violate city labor laws could lose permits

Although Chipotle Mexican Grill workers in New York City recently scored a major victory when the fast-food giant reached a $20 million settlement for violating the city’s labor laws, additional …
The city Department of Education can temporarily proceed with school budget cuts as planned after a state appeals court Aug. 9 blocked the lower court’s ruling requiring the city to vacate its …
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A number of Staten Island Ferry captains and other mariners did not show up for work for at least two days last week, creating massive disruptions for 75,000 daily commuters and leading Mayor Eric …
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Chipotle will pay NYC workers $20M for violating city’s labor laws FREE
Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay $20 million to about 13,000 current and former workers at its New York City restaurants for violating city labor laws, Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday.Investigators …
State hopeful bonus program will help retain health-care workers
The New York state Department of Health has projected a shortage of nearly 40,000 nurses across the state by 2030. To address the worsening staffing crisis among health-care workers, Governor Kathy …
CSEA says yes to 5-year deal
Members of the Civil Service Employee Association, one of New York State’s largest public-employee unions, have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a new five-year collective bargaining agreement with …
Teamsters push for fair UPS contract
The contract for more than 350,000 United Parcel Service workers doesn’t expire until the end of July 2023. But International Brotherhood of Teamsters locals across the country have already begun …
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Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise

Karen Raschke, a retired attorney in New York, started getting her groceries delivered early in the pandemic. Each delivery cost $30 in fees and tips, but it was worth it to avoid the store.Then …
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Letters to the Editor
To the editor: The recent article, “H+H mental-health workers to get debt relief” (The Chief, July 29) highlights some of the many problems in our education and health care "systems."
To the editor: Crime figures released by the NYPD show that recidivism is being treated as the price we have to pay in order to prevent non-racist disparate impact of policing on minority citizens.
To the editor: Since I'm not suicidal, I'm hoping Norman Solomon's fear, "Nancy Pelosi Could Get Us All Killed," (in “CounterPunch,” Aug. 2), does not prove true.
To the editor: On the heels of passing the CHIPS Act, Senate Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act. 
To the editor: It’s interesting to see armchair warriors flex their muscles against China in The Chief’s recent letters column.
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The Ancient Mariner's contract FREE

The Staten Island ferry workers labor dispute, which has been under-reported, could easily be cured by a simple device: a time machine. Roll back the calendar to 2009, revert to that year's costs of …
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Loyalty oaths FREE

According to thermodynamics, energy cannot be changed or destroyed. It changes states. Does this law of nature apply also to the loyalty oaths required of teachers?  Periods elapse when …
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Teflon principals FREE

Let sleeping dogs lie. Unless they're rabid and replicating. This applies to rogue school principals too. The Department of Education has a rock collection. Hiding under each specimen is a …
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The Charter School Propaganda War

There's no rest for the insufferable. They don't take holidays.It's midway through the summer, but there's no time off for those who see it as their sacred mission to profane our public …
Work rules by Barbara Smaller

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Are you eligible for the saver’s tax credit? FREE

Formerly called the Retirement Savings Contributions Credit, the Saver’s Credit gives a special tax break to low-to-moderate income workers who are saving for retirement.  Contributions to a …

This is how you deduct charitable deductions

Charitable contributions made to qualified organizations may help reduce your taxable income and lower your tax bill. The IRS has put together the following guidelines to help ensure your …