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Staten Island Amazon Organizer Says Workers There Are Ready to Unionize

Last fall Chris Smalls, a former supervisor at Amazon's JFK8 facility in Staten Island who claims his firing two years ago was retaliation for his organizing a protest against lack of coronavirus …

Brotherly Love: Mayor Gets Security Aide At $1 Bargain Price

Going once, going twice, sold. Mayor Adams, who initially tried to install his brother Bernard Adams as a Deputy Police Commissioner at $240,000 a year to coordinate the City Hall security detail, …

 When I learned of The Chief’s plans to expand from being a regional paper to one providing workers a national voice, I was glad. Our country has lost most of its independent media, and this …

Sheldon Silver, Assembly Speaker Jailed for Corruption, Dies at 77

Sheldon Silver, who as Speaker of the State Assembly for 21 years was a major force in Albany but was forced from office and eventually imprisoned for receiving $3.8 million in questionable payments …

Adams Snubs Adams: Speaker Taps Brewer To Run 'Investigations'

Mayor Adams's loss in a City Council committee-chair battle may be the city's gain. The Mayor reportedly tried to convince Council Speaker Adrienne Adams to choose Manhattan Council Member Julie …

Baseball’s Labor Impasse Could Set Back Season The traditional mid-February start of spring training is in jeopardy. Efforts to end a labor impasse between the baseball players union and Major …

Analyze This: Lowenstein Knew Where the Bucks Stopped

In May 1996, Ronnie Lowenstein left a secure job as an economist with the Federal Reserve to become Chief Economist of the new Independent Budget Office, which three very different Mayors had tried …

Columbia's Student Workers, University Reach Agreement

A tentative contract agreement between student workers at Columbia University and school officials ended a 10-week strike by graduate instructors and others, and could also conclude a long and …

High Student Absences Have Mayor Considering Remote-Learning Option

After initially refusing to consider a remote-learning option despite an increase in coronavirus cases in city public schools and high absence rates, Mayor Adams backtracked Jan. 13, saying that he …

Riding for a Living, and for Respect

Manny Ramirez’s workday begins with breakfast, runs through lunch, and ends with dinner—other people’s breakfasts, lunches and dinners.  The 34-year-old married father of five is typically …

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