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In Albany, union workers call for a higher minimum wage

Hundreds of union workers, organizers and activists from New York City converged on the state capitol Wednesday in support of legislation that would raise the minimum wage in New York City and its …

Transit officer looks to succeed Lynch as PBA president

Corey Grable, a 30-year city cop and a union presence for two decades, said he is running to succeed Patrick J. Lynch, the longtime president of the Police Benevolent Association. In announcing …

War on drugs locked him up; now he's a cannabis entrepreneur

When the war on marijuana came sweeping through his New York City housing project decades ago, Roland Conner found himself going in and out of jail. It's a time he'd rather not talk about.Now, at age …

Progressives renew push for state wealth taxes

Supporters of taxes on the very rich contend that people are emerging from the Covid pandemic with a bigger appetite for what they're calling "tax justice."Bills announced in New York, Connecticut, …

Nurses in the city’s public hospital system are ramping up their fight for a contract that improves staffing ratios and closes a wage gap between themselves and nurses working at private …

Labor advocates back Caban’s ‘just cause’ legislation

When Tiffany Munroe started working in a New York City warehouse in late 2020, she thought she had finally found her first stable job since emigrating the year before from Guyana, where she had been …

Uterine cancer added to WTC Health Program

First responders to the 9/11 attacks and survivors who have since developed uterine cancer are now eligible for free care under the World Trade Center Health Program.Eligible members of the program …

City employees who were terminated for refusing to get the Covid vaccine have filed a $250 million lawsuit seeking an end to the public-sector vaccine mandate as well as to be reinstated to their …

Ex-NYPD union president pleads guilty

Ed Mullins, the firebrand former president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of wire fraud for fleecing more than a half-million dollars from the …

Construction kickback scheme netted $7 million

A kickback scheme orchestrated by a construction executive who manipulated bidding for jobs on upscale Manhattan projects netted more than $7 million for himself and others during an eight-year …

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