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Labor commissioner approves lower OT threshold for farmworkers

Despite an intense lobbying effort by farm owners and their advocates, State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon last week signed off on provisions that will incrementally lower overtime thresholds …

Visiting nurse honored with MCU Hero Award

“I’ve always been interested in nursing, even as a little girl. My grandparents would buy me stethoscopes,” said Ruth Caballero, a visiting nurse who was honored by the Municipal Credit Union …

Cab drivers get millions in debt relief, but more is needed

Struggling taxi drivers have gotten $225 million in debt relief over the last two weeks, but thousands more loans have yet to be refinanced after a cabbie debt crisis, officials and advocates said …

If a federal appeals court overturns New York City’s just-cause protections for fast-food workers, it would “undermine future efforts to protect workers,” a coalition of 15 attorneys general …

Martin (Marty) L. Strongin, responsible for advertising sales at The Chief and a longtime account executive for several newspaper companies in New York City and elsewhere, passed away Sept. 23.An …

After a September City Council hearing revealed that a staggering 8 percent of city agencies’ positions were vacant, city officials have been looking for ways to help the city's workforce rebound …

Brooklyn Museum staffers voted to unionize in the summer of 2021. They have been in discussions on an initial contract since January. And, they say, that doesn’t add up to a pretty picture. On …

Members of the City Council have again spoken out against the Adams administration’s mandate that city employees must work in-person, citing concerns that the policy is harmful to workers with …

EMS lieutenant is stabbed to death in Queens

An on-duty FDNY Emergency Medical Service lieutenant was stabbed to death this afternoon about a block and half from her Astoria station house in a vicious, unprovoked attack, officials …

Cab, app drivers hope for ‘congestion’ exemption

Taxi and rideshare drivers, sometimes bitter competitors for passengers since the latter arrived en masse on the city’s avenues a decade or so ago, find themselves on the same side fighting against …

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