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‘Long overdue’ report details Council workplace issues

The City Council has released a long-awaited report to its staffers on the body’s Equal Employment Opportunity policies that include recommendations on how the Council can better combat harassment …

City’s private-sector nurses OK strike

Nurses are fed up: more than 16,000 who work at private hospitals across the city and whose contracts are set to expire at the end of this month have voted to authorize a strike.Nearly 99 percent of …

NY will require companies to post pay range in job ads

Most employers across New York state must include a salary range within job postings starting next fall following pay transparency legislation recently signed into law by Governor Kathy …

Local 100's Davis rails against MTA’s ‘service adjustments’

TWU Local 100 officials sharply criticized what the MTA has described as “service adjustments” to several subway lines planned for next year. The suggested changes would add wait times from …

State legislators pass bill making them nation's best-paid

Just in time for Christmas, New York legislators returned to the state capital Thursday to give themselves a nice holiday gift: a pay raise that would make them the nation's best-paid state lawmakers.

Inspectors at city Starbucks find ‘general deficiencies’

Employees at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in the Meatpacking District returned to work Dec. 12 following a 46-day strike that spawned when workers found mold in an ice machine and bedbugs in their …

FDNY firefighter fatally injured in a fall

A veteran FDNY firefighter who was critically injured Dec. 12 when he fell from inside his Crown Heights firehouse was taken off of life support on Monday. William P. Moon II was preparing for a …

Utano steps down as Local 100 president a year into term

Tony Utano, who had just graduated high school when he began his NYC Transit career as an electrical helper and started ascending through the ranks at Transport Workers Union of America Local 100 …

Home health-care activists launch fair pay campaign

Home-health aides, advocate groups and elected officials last week kicked off a campaign demanding raises for home-care workers, who are among the lowest paid workers in the state. The state is …

Young workers in New York City — especially young men — are still struggling to recover from Covid-related job losses, according to a recent report from the state comptroller’s office.The …

New School faculty voting on contract

Part-time faculty at the New School will vote this week on a new five-year contract that would raise the wages of the lowest paid professors by 155 percent over the course of the deal. Professors …

Dispatch system outages spotlight understaffing, union leaders say

At a City Council hearing last week spotlighting recent outages in the FDNY’s dispatching system, union leaders turned the focus to the beleaguered workers tasked with taking calls and dispatching …

City must switch retirees to private Medicare, arbitrator rules

In an expected, but nonetheless significant outcome, an arbitrator has determined that the city must switch more than 250,000 retired municipal workers to a cost-saving, private-sector Medicare …

Delivery workers seek higher wage than city is proposing

App-based restaurant delivery workers want a bigger piece of the profit pie. After the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection last month released a study calling for a $23.82 minimum hourly …

Former union officials admit bribery charges

The former president of the New York State Building and Construction Trades Council and 10 other ex-union officials admitted in federal court to selling out their members in exchange for hefty bribes …

A federal judge’s order that the city must hire jail supervisors from outside Department of Correction ranks is shortsighted and unjust, union leaders said. U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor …

Vacancies imperil city services, comptroller’s report concludes

Comptroller Brad Lander released a report last week reviewing, and critiquing, Mayor Eric Adams’ budget cut plans, which he argued could further emaciate the already depleted ranks of city civil …

Council's De La Rosa wants to make it easier for workers to organize

Ahead of testimony from workers and organizers at a hearing of the City Council’s Committee on Civil Service and Labor last week , committee Chair Carmen De La Rosa said she wanted to find out how …

Federal firefighters to get long-sought benefits

Federally employed firefighters, EMTs and others look likely to have access to long-sought health benefits by the end of the year.  The Federal Firefighters Fairness Act, which would provide …

CUNY professors’ PSC claim dismissed

Six CUNY professors who resigned from the Professional Staff Congress after alleging that the union was agitating antisemitic sentiment had their First Amendment claims dismissed by a U.S. District …

More than 1,100 reporters, editors, designers, salespeople and security guards employed by The New York Times walked out on a 24-hour strike today after a last-minute push to reach agreement on a new …

Rail workers say deal won't resolve quality-of-life concerns

When BNSF railroad conductor Justin Schaaf needed to take time off from work this summer, he had to make a choice: go to the dentist to get a cavity in his molar filled or attend a party for his …

NYSSCOA officers ratify new 5-year deal

The roughly 1,400 members of the New York State Supreme Court Officers Association have a new contract. The union’s membership last week ratified a five-year deal retroactive to 2021 bringing …

Judge rules Amazon illegally fired Staten Island workers

While Amazon CEO Andy Jassy spoke at The New York Times’ DealBook Summit last week, a few of his employees spoke out as well — by protesting outside the entrance to the event at Columbus …

‘Clean Slate’ advocates push for passage in new year

More than 40 years ago, David Delancey made a grave mistake. It landed him a two-decade prison term, and “rightfully so,” Delancey said last week. “I was held accountable,” he …

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