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The September 11 terror attacks continue to have severe implications for first responders and other workers and volunteers who toiled at ground zero and elsewhere following the collapse of the World …

Transit union enshrines right to Medicare

A union representing transit workers has approved a new amendment to their constitution that would bar the union from bargaining away retirees’ traditional Medicare coverage. Members of the Transit …

Wendy Remy has worked as a paralegal at the Legal Aid Society for more than 50 years, serving clients throughout the city and also working one or two jobs on the side to supplement her income. As she …

City DEP cops win their own union

They protect some of the nation’s most critical infrastructure, yet the 166 police officers who patrol the nearly 2,000 square miles that make up the New York City Water Supply System are among the …

What’s hot this summer? Raffia bags, ballet flats — and fair working conditions. State legislators last week passed the Fashion Workers Act, which would grant many protections for the first time …

Council OKs pay equity package

The City Council has passed a series of bills aimed at addressing the pay disparity faced by women and people of color in the city workforce. A report released by the Council earlier this year found …

A bill supported by several large unions aimed at protecting warehouse workers passed the New York State legislature last week, a year after it was first introduced. The Warehouse Worker Injury …

Congestion pricing ‘pause’ could cost workers

Labor leaders were nearly unanimous in lauding Governor Kathy Hochul’s directive to “indefinitely pause” the MTA’s congestion pricing plan.  Designed to alleviate traffic bottlenecks …

It wasn’t until 1969 that attorneys in the Legal Aid Society, which has represented indigent New Yorkers since the 1870s, unionized, forming the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys. The members …

A bill that would grant full pension benefits to the families of New York City Transit Authority workers who work past retirement eligibility but die before retiring passed in both the Senate and the …

More than 70 FDNY members honored at Medal Day

On an unusually warm afternoon in mid-February 2023, FDNY Lieutenant Mark Russo was at the scene of a raging house fire in Staten Island’s Arden Hill neighborhood when a mayday call came over …

The Civil Service Technical Guild’s May general membership meeting degenerated into a cacophonous argument when two rank-and-file members were muted and then kicked out from the virtual meeting …

Mount Sinai Eye and Ear nurses insist on pay parity

Nurses at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai called on the health care system to settle a contract that provides them with pay equal to what nurses earned at other Sinai …

Lifeguards blindsided by new union contract

A new contract agreement with the two unions representing city lifeguards alters the requirements for New Yorkers seeking to become lifesavers in the city’s pools. The contract, negotiated over a …

18,000 security officers with 32BJ ratify contract

The officers, represented by Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ, sanctioned contracts tentatively agreed to in May with Security Contractors and the Realty Advisory Board on Labor …

7 cops disciplined for test cheat

Seven NYPD sergeant hopefuls were docked vacation days for participating in a cheating scheme during a 2022 promotion exam, according to a report by the city’s Department of Investigation that …

Just ahead of teens starting their summer jobs, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a set of protections meant to ensure that younger workers get a fair shake.  The Youth Workers Bill of Rights, …

On 3rd try, FDNY, DCAS finalize lieutenant list

The FDNY swore 32 firefighters into their new roles as lieutenants last week, all but ending a dispute the department and its members had with the city agency that administered the promotional exam …

Resident physicians in the city’s public hospital system have reached a tentative contract agreement with New York City Health + Hospitals that includes raises that total 22.6 percent over the span …

Tractor-trailers with no one aboard?

On a three-lane test track along the Monongahela River, an 18-wheel tractor-trailer rounded a curve. No one was on board. A quarter-mile ahead, the truck's sensors spotted a trash can blocking one …

Undergrads are unionizing, in a sign of labor’s resurgence

Junior psychology major Erin Green works part time at the children’s preschool at Sonoma State University, caring for university employees’ kids ages 1 to 5. Some of the non-student workers in …

Unions call for affordable housing investments

A coalition of community groups and labor unions renewed its push on Thursday to get the city to invest $2.5 billion in two Department of Housing Preservation and Development programs in lawmakers' …

Electrifying learning

"Snap once if you’re ready!” called Diana Vargas, during a recent session of the Stacks+Joules workforce development technical class, held at the Dale Jones Burch Neighborhood Center on the Lower …

Construction Justice Act reintroduced

Lawmakers have reintroduced a City Council bill that would mandate real estate developers building affordable housing with city funding pay their workers a wage and benefits package of at least $40 …

Workers call on REI to stop delaying contract

“Two years is too long.” That’s the resounding message REI workers sent during a one-day unfair labor practice strike on Saturday to demand that the company settle a first contract by the end …

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