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Orchestra musicians stage strike

Outside the David Geffen Hall on Sunday, orchestra musicians who typically perform inside Lincoln Center’s hallowed halls staged an impromptu concert — for a first contract. The freelance …

Vulcans' president seeks more change

At a February ceremony inside Queens Borough Hall, Firefighter Regina Wilson once again took the reins of the Vulcan Society, the 83-year-old fraternal order of Black firefighters, which she led …

Nurses push city, state to invest in staffing

Nurses and their unions are urging the city and state to increase investments in hospitals to help correct a persistent staffing crisis.The New York State Nurses Association demonstrated last week in …

Supplemental Medicare plan would yield savings, expert says

Contrary to city officials’ contentions, giving municipal retirees the option to keep their preferred, premium-free health-care benefits would yield substantial cost-savings for the city, a policy …

Comptroller spotlights low pay for care workers

Roberta Vogel, a retired counselor who worked at the College of Staten Island for 45 years, is visually impaired and relies on a home health-care worker to assist her with daily tasks.“What would I …

Mending memory at Triangle Factory fire site

Most had come from Romania, Russia, Austria or Italy. Some had been in New York only a few months, even weeks. All toiled inside one of the city’s most notorious sweatshops, on the top three floors …

Starbucks workers stage 1-day walkout

Workers at more than 115 Starbucks locations across the country walked off the job Wednesday to pressure the company to negotiate contracts with the unionized stores. They also called for a halt to …

The FDNY has 483 unfilled firefighter positions and is down more than 30 percent of its dispatchers, leaving the department short-staffed just as the New York’s Bravest are responding to increasing …

Adams signs e-bike battery bills

Following a number of fires caused by exploding lithium-ion batteries that power the increasingly ubiquitous e-bikes and scooters, Mayor Eric Adams signed five bills this week tightening regulations …

Transport unions seek right to strike

Calling the right to strike a crucial mechanism for securing fair contracts, the Transport Workers Union of America and TWU Local 100 have enlisted lawmakers in a bid to amend state law and  …

Schools have lost a quarter of their safety agents

Amid a recent wave of violence near schools, the city Independent Budget Office found that the number of school safety agents has dropped 24 percent since the start of the pandemic. There were about …

Unions, advocates mark Equal Pay Day

New York has made progress towards closing the gender pay gap but still has work to do, a report from the governor’s office released on Equal Pay Day indicated.The state’s gender pay gap for …

A proposed minimum wage for app-based delivery workers is on hold. The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection earlier this month announced that it would delay instituting a minimum pay rate …

Building workers avert strike

Residential building service workers in the Bronx reached a tentative contract agreement March 14 on the eve of their contract's expiration, their union 32BJ announced, averting a possible strike. …

DOC captain convicted of homicide for inmate's Tombs suicide

A city Department of Correction captain has been convicted by a State Supreme Court jury of criminally negligent homicide in connection with the hanging death of an inmate at the Manhattan Detention …

Unions call for CUNY, SUNY 'New Deal' investments

The state and city university systems are facing “desperate financial conditions” and need additional funding for operating expenses, better faculty-to-student ratios and other proposals in the …

UPS workers, union say company tampers with time cards

Most mornings, Steve Franey arrives at the UPS fulfillment center in the Suffolk County hamlet of Farmingville at 3:30 a.m. for the start of his eight-hour shift. His workdays are typically split …

3 ex-Rikers COs plead guilty to faking sick time for over a year

Three former Rikers Island correction officers who collected paychecks while feigning illness or injury to stay off the job while the island penal compound plunged into chaos have pleaded guilty to …

A coalition of labor advocates, elected officials and workers rallied in Albany on International Women’s Day to demand state legislators pass a series of bills that would especially help low-income …

Former NYPD officer convicted for Jan. 6 role

A former NYPD police officer has been convicted of numerous charges in connection with the violent Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol breach carried out by supporters of then-President Donald …

Cafeteria workers with Unite local authorize strike

About 500 food service workers in cafeterias at the Federal Reserve of New York, Bloomberg Media, BNP Paribas bank, Benjamin Moore and five other locations in New York and New Jersey have voted to …

Unions clear way for contentious Medicare plan

The city’s long-stalled, contentious effort to switch municipal retirees to a Medicare Advantage plan cleared a significant hurdle Thursday when the agreement was overwhelmingly endorsed by a vote …

FDNY goes on offensive to prevent e-bike battery fires

On Sunday morning, FDNY firefighters responded to yet another fire caused by an exploded lithium-ion battery, the 31 st so far this year. The five-alarm fire started, video released by the FDNY …

Murder verdict in killing of EMT Yadira Arroyo

The man held responsible for the brutal incident that killed Emergency Medical Technician Yadira Arroyo six years ago was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday following a nearly monthlong jury …

The city’s public hospital nurses, who are seeking a contract that will provide salaries equal to their private-sector counterparts, are hoping to enforce a clause from a previous agreement to …

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