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CUNY union demands raises, equity in new contract

As part of its previous contract, the Professional Staff Congress was able to raise the minimum pay for adjuncts at the City University of New York to $5,500 per course. With that 2019 labor …

France on strike: Unions say 'non' to higher pension age

More than a million demonstrators marched in cities and towns across France on Tuesday, in a new round of protests and strikes against the government's plan to raise the retirement age to 64. Unions …

Insisting that their labor is no less legitimate or indispensable than that of other professions, a coalition of sex workers have joined with lawmakers to push for legislation that would …

Since the city’s vaccine mandate was lifted last month, some municipal workers who were terminated for declining to comply with the directive say that officials have been slow to provide clarity …

4 EMS techs settle Covid-related free-speech suit

Four FDNY paramedics and EMTs who sued the department and the city after they were punished by the department for speaking out about the conditions they faced in the early weeks of the pandemic each …

Gun violence citywide continues to decrease

Mayor Eric Adams and NYPD officials are hopeful that a pattern emerging over the last few months is an indication that violent crime is ebbing after a sustained increase in shootings and homicides …

More than 150 NYU professors gathered near Washington Square Park last week for the second time in as many weeks to announce that they’ve asked NYU leadership to voluntarily recognize their union …

Nat'l association of Hispanic firefighters threatens FDNY suit

The FDNY has been threatened with yet another racial discrimination lawsuit, this time from the National Association of Hispanic Firefighters, which is alleging that the department hasn’t done …

Seabrook, former COBA head, has sentence reduced

Norman Seabrook, the former head of the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association who began a nearly five-year prison term in May 2021 following his conviction on a federal wire fraud charge and a …

Unions praise DC 37 deal but others urge caution on remaining pacts

While unions representing municipal workers applauded the tentative contract agreement reached between the city and District Council 37, the state comptroller’s office projected that the city’s …

Strikes, big and small, increased 50% nationwide last year

Workers engaged in 417 strikes in 2022, a year-over-year increase of more than 50 percent, with the number of workers participating in work stoppages rising 60 percent compared with 2021, researchers …

Council pushes for youth employment opportunities

To address the high rate of unemployment among 16-to-24 year-olds in New York City, the City Council has proposed legislation that would require the city to create a yearlong mentorship initiative …

Uber, Lyft drivers, seeking better pay, stage 12-hour work stoppage

Dozens of Uber and Lyft drivers shut off their apps and picketed in front of LaGuardia Airport for 12 hours on Sunday to protest what the drivers say are unfair and unjust deactivations of their …

Montefiore resident physicians vote to unionize

Resident physicians at Montefiore Medical Center voted to join SEIU’s Committee of Interns and Residents, the union announced Feb. 23.The vast majority of fellows and interns at the Bronx hospital …

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NY farmworkers’ overtime pay rules OK'd

Farmworkers in New York State will begin receiving overtime pay for working over 40 hours in a week — in 10 years. That’s how long new Department of Labor rules will take to fully kick in …

NYLAG lawyers, support staff hold 2-day walkout amid stalled talks

Attorneys, paralegals, support staff and other employees at the New York Legal Assistance Group frustrated with what they say are heavy workloads, increasing health-care costs and stagnant wages …

HRA workers sue over unpaid overtime

Nearly 380 employees at the city Human Resources Administration filed a lawsuit earlier this month over unpaid overtime and are seeking back pay. The eligibility specialists, who verify whether …

NJ’s Booker introduces prison labor bills

Calling prison labor “inhumane and unacceptable,” U.S. Senator Cory Booker last week introduced legislation that would classify inmates who work while incarcerated as employees as defined by …

At CUNY, a fight for food — and recognition

At the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, empty stomachs were walking down empty halls. Despite the return to in-person work, and the wish to congregate with others, students, …

HarperCollins workers ratify contract

Book editors, sales associates, designers, marketers and other workers at the publishing giant HarperCollins were to return to their office in lower Manhattan Tuesday with a new contract that …

DC 37, city reach contract deal

The city and District Council 37 have reached a tentative contract agreement that includes 16.21 percent raises over the span of a 65-month period and establishes a committee set to explore telework …

Wilson returns as Vulcans’ president

Regina Wilson, pictured above at center left, was sworn into her third two-year term as president of the Vulcan Society alongside her six board members by Mayor Eric Adams Feb. 15 during the fraternal …

FDNY ambulance response times climb

FDNY EMTs and paramedics took 35 more seconds to travel to the scene of medical emergencies during the four-month period ending in October than they did a year earlier, according to the recently …

Manhattan D.A. launches worker protection unit

One billion dollars.  That’s how much unscrupulous New York State employers are stealing from workers each year, according to Cornell University’s Worker Institute. It happens in every …

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