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7,000 city workers await vax decisions

Nearly 7,000 city employees who sought exemptions from vaccine mandates on religious or medical grounds, most of them police officers, are either awaiting decisions on their appeals or haven’t yet …

Menuka Simkhada, a Nepali nail technician who has worked on the job for six years, is struggling to raise two children on an hourly salary that is below the city’s minimum wage.Although lawmakers a …

In the 1960s, Joe Coulombe had a novel idea.   To distinguish his new Pasadena, California, grocery store from others, he would pay his workers a higher wage and provide them with …

The World Trade Center Health Program is considering adding uterine cancer as a 9/11-related health condition, more than two years after the program rejected the illness as a covered condition.

Council passes fire-safety legislation

In the aftermath of January’s Twin Parks Bronx fire that claimed the lives of 17 residents, eight of them children, the City Council passed a series of bills last week to address faulty …

Working any job for 24 hours straight is physically and mentally draining. But for nurses, it’s a common occurrence — and it can be outright dangerous.“Imagine after you finish working your …

City police officers are once again prohibited from using certain types of restraints when making arrests. 

In Harlem, mixed sentiments for a mega development

On the steps of City Hall last week, nearly three dozen union members and representatives from 32BJ SEIU and Local Laborers 79 chanted "Build it now!" for the City Council to approve upzoning to to accommodate a massive redevelopment project in West Harlem.

Long-sought legislation by federal firefighters and their advocates that would provide added access to benefits following injuries or illness appears headed for Congressional passage.

It is a village for the dead. But Green-Wood Cemetery is also an open-air museum.  The National Historic Landmark, spread over 478 acres, in west Brooklyn features Victorian-era monuments.

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