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Cabán to introduce “Universal Just Cause” legislation

Council Member Tiffany Cabán plans to introduce “Universal Just Cause” legislation that would protect workers, regardless of union status, from egregious at-will firings. The measure would …

Despite the city’s recent $20 million settlement with Chipotle Mexican Grill for violating workers’ rights to stable schedules under the Fair Workweek Law, the burrito chain has continued unfair …

FDNY unions sound alarm on looming budget cuts

FDNY union leadership are uneasy about Mayor Adams’ recently announced directive compelling city agencies to cut their budgets by 8 percent within two years. Oren Barzilay, the president of …

For unionizing workers, customer support is key

“It definitely is a frustrating aspect of our jobs — that Starbucks is marketing themselves as being an ethical company while we’re being pretty ruthlessly exploited,” said Jacob Welsh, a …

Farmworkers could get OT after 40 hours — starting in 10 years

Farmworkers in New York State will have their overtime thresholds incrementally reduced from 60 hours to 40 hours over a decade should Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon sign off on recommendations …

Union workers rally in support of Fed cafeteria employees

Food service workers represented by UNITE HERE Local 100 rallied outside of the Federal Reserve building in lower Manhattan last week in support of cafeteria workers inside who have been working on …

City Council will have key say on Medicare plan

The Adams administration has enlisted the City Council in its so-far frustrated bid to switch retirees to a cost-saving Medicare Advantage plan. 

Hundreds of tech workers alongside pro-Palestinian activists assembled outside Google’s Chelsea offices Sept. 8, chanting “No justice, no peace, tech workers are in the streets!” and holding up …

Former city workers want end to vax mandate

“This was not just a job, this was my lifelong career,” said Bernadette Mejia, a former firefighter who left her job at the FDNY after she chose not to get vaccinated against coronavirus.Dozens …

Adams: City departments must cut budgets

Mayor Eric Adams has ordered city agencies to slash their budgets by nearly 8 percent over the next two years — three days after the City Council held a hearing about the city’s difficulties …

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