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Sources: Adams nixed Law Dept’s 2021 telework plan

A teleworking policy developed by lawyers in the city’s Law Department during the final year of the de Blasio administration was scrapped by Eric Adams days after he became mayor, contributing to a …

2 former NYCHA supers get prison in bribery cases

Two former superintendents at the city Housing Authority who admitted to soliciting bribes in exchange for awarding work contracts at their respective developments were sentenced to prison time and …

State bill would give workers safeguards during extreme temps

Several dozen workers rallied alongside State Senator Jessica Ramos and Assembly Member Latoya Joyner in lower Manhattan last week to support a bill introduced by the lawmakers that would protect …

Lawmakers want end to ‘indentured servitude’ in state prisons

They’re doing time. But inmates in New York State correctional facilities also work, producing items as diverse as office furniture, textile and apparel goods, uniforms, signs, even eyeglasses and, …

Staffing shortages in the city workforce have slowed down key services, including the processing of food stamps applications, the administration of civil-service exams and sidewalk inspections, a …

Mayor lifts vax mandate for city workers

The city will lift its Covid vaccine mandate for municipal employees, but workers who lost their jobs for refusing to get the shot will not be reinstated, Mayor Eric Adams announced Monday. City …

Comptroller urges state to investigate education pension fund

The city comptroller is urging the state Department of Financial Services to launch a review of the Board of Education Retirement System, citing a “severe lack of board oversight” of the pension …

CUNY union criticizes hiring freeze, budget cuts

The City University of New York has announced a hiring freeze and has ordered budget cuts across its 25 campuses, a development slammed by CUNY’s largest union. Each college must find 5-to-6 …

Hundreds of Legal Aid Society attorneys walked out of the New York City agency’s offices for an hour Wednesday in the hopes of kick-starting stalled negotiations on a new contract. The lawyers’ …

NYPD officer shot in robbery dies

An off-duty New York City police officer who was shot in the head during a botched robbery died Tuesday, the police commissioner said as officials also announced a murder charge against a suspect. …

Early last week, only days after agreeing to meet with striking employees for the first time since they walked out in November, HarperCollins’ CEO Brian Murray announced that the downtown-based …

N.J. contractor pleads guilty in connection with worker’s death

The owner of a New Jersey construction company pleaded guilty to violating federal safety regulations in connection with the August 2017 death of a worker killed by a collapsing concrete wall at a …

Nearly 150 NYPD officers committed misconduct, including using excessive force, while responding to the 2020 protests over the killing of George Floyd, according to a report released Monday by the …

Two top FDNY chiefs resign

The FDNY’s two top uniformed officials, Chief of Department John Hodgens and Chief of Fire Operations Joseph Esposito, have resigned their positions following the demotions late last week of three …

Pay equity effort for city workers gets Council's green light

The City Council has passed a series of bills designed to close racial and gender wage gaps within the municipal workforce.The bills expand upon a 2018 law that mandates the city to publish municipal …

Hochul’s budget looks to revamp state workforce

In an effort to rebuild a state public workforce significantly diminished by the pandemic, Governor Kathy Hochul last week unveiled an executive budget that dedicates nearly $19 million to …

City considering telework option in DC 37 contract talks

After adamantly refusing to allow a telework policy for the city’s municipal workers, the Adams administration is now considering the option for District Council 37 members, according to a memo …

HarperCollins, striking workers agree to federal mediation

HarperCollins Publishers and the union representing some 200 striking employees have agreed to enter into federal mediation, the first sign of a possible settlement since the work stoppage began in …

Adams pushing to shift some FDNY inspections to DOB

Mayor Eric Adams is moving forward with a contentious proposal to shift responsibility for some fire inspections from the FDNY to the Department of Buildings despite protestations from union …

With deadline passed, Medicare amendment appears doomed

The city’s oft-stalled intention to switch roughly 250,000 retired municipal workers to a private Medicare provider from their traditional Medicare plan will go ahead without affording the retirees …

Minimum wage push for tipped restaurant employees

Jennyfer Almanzar, a 26-year-old bartender, makes about $45 a shift tending bar part-time in Harlem. Like most food and drink service workers, she relies on tips to make ends meet. Tips, though, have …

Labor advocates celebrate a major victory for immigrant workers

Some of the most exploited and abused members of the country’s workforce have long been forced into silence by immigration threats. A new initiative could encourage them to speak up.On Jan. 13, the …

Nurses say NY-Presbyterian violated contract’s health care terms

Nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have accused management of violating contract terms just weeks after the two sides reached the agreement by nearly doubling agreed-upon health care premiums …

288 join Bravest

Following 18 weeks of intense training on everything from fire suppression to building inspections, 288 FDNY probationary firefighters graduated from the fire academy on Friday. 

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 …

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