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Council considering controversial health-care amendment

A contentious amendment to the municipal code that would allow the city to charge retired civil servants for continued enrollment in their traditional Medicare could be finding some traction within …

Early childhood education workers criticize staffing cuts

Educators say that the Department of Education’s early childhood division is being dismantled and have planned a no confidence vote in the leadership of Deputy Chancellor Kara Ahmed.

Catsimatidis-owned company says it is 'not bound' by labor contract

Drivers who haul fuel processed at United Metro Energy’s Greenpoint facility to institutions throughout the city, as well as the Teamsters local that negotiated the agreement, believed that their …

In the subway, arrests are up, but so is crime

Subway crime showed few signs of ebbing, despite the influx of police throughout the system late last month.  The NYPD, in conjunction with MTA Police efforts, increased its presence to combat …

Council passes legislation in effort to diversify FDNY

The City Council passed a package of five bills Thursday aimed at diversifying the FDNY and ensuring that the department has the infrastructure and protections in place to attract and retain women …

Laborers win $150,000 from ‘body shop’

For years, non-union labor brokers in the city have employed laborers from vulnerable communities, such as newly arrived immigrants and people recently released from prison, to lower their labor …

Montefiore resident physicians seek union

Resident physicians at Montefiore Medical Center are seeking to join SEIU’s Committee of Interns and Residents and called on the hospital system to voluntarily recognize their union. A coalition of …

City enlists unions in forceful push for Medicare plan

The city has given unions and, by extension, retirees an ultimatum regarding health coverage: Get the City Council to pass legislation allowing the city to charge most retirees for continued …

Cleaners at Montefiore Hospital sue over unpaid overtime

Cleaners at Montefiore Medical Center alleging that they were cheated out of overtime pay for years have filed a federal class action suit.  The cleaners, Danny Ramirez Cruz Guerrero (referred …

In another step towards parity for Staten Island Ferry engineers, the City Comptroller’s office determined in a preliminary decision that the marine engineers should be paid wages comparable to …

Deliveristas campaign for $30 wage

App-based delivery workers organizing with Los Deliveristas Unidos rallied on Thursday to call on the city to set their minimum wage at $30 an hour. The Department of Consumer and Worker …

Kavanagh named FDNY commissioner

After eight months in an acting capacity and a nationwide candidate search lasting nearly that long, Laura Kavanagh was permanently appointed FDNY commissioner by Mayor Eric Adams …

After receiving pushback from staff represented by the Association of Legislative Employees, City Council leadership informed employees on Thursday that they were scrapping a plan that would have …

Queens development pits unions against local organizers

A massive rezoning proposal in Queens has divided local organizers and city unions, with labor leaders throwing their support behind the project and community organizers in Astoria demanding that the …

PBA, others critical of plan to increase police on subways

Police union leaders and others have pilloried the plan to redeploy officers in and around subway stations to combat rising crime underground as unworkable and politically motivated.  The plan, …

Judge rules for sanitation workers in vaccination fight

A judge has found that the city unlawfully terminated 16 Department of Sanitation employees for their refusals to get the Covid vaccine. “The vaccination mandate for City employees was not …

In the heat of moments

Every day, more fires in the South Bronx. And every day, when Jill Freedman drove up to the firehouse, two cameras strapped to the short blonde curls falling on her neck, she got the same answer: …

Forced labor is a ballot measure in 5 states

More than 150 years after slaves were freed in the U.S., voters in five states will soon decide whether to close loopholes that led to the proliferation of a different form of slavery — forced …

City unions bargaining for work-from-home rights

Since starting his term, Mayor Eric Adams has insisted that city workers come into the office every day even as city employees have repeatedly asked for a work-from-home option and vacancies in the …

Childcare workers demand end to delayed paychecks

“My center went three months without getting paid, for the months of July, August and September of this year,” said daycare worker Barbara Reeves. “We finally received the money that was owed …

NY nurses grow contract campaign

The New York State Nurses Association is ramping up its efforts to campaign for fair contracts for about 30,000 nurses across the state. The union held a rally outside of New York-Presbyterian …

Amazon workers reject union bid in upstate New York

Amazon workers in upstate New York overwhelmingly rejected a union bid Oct. 18, handing a second defeat to the labor group that's been attempting to drag the company to the negotiating table since …

When workers own the place

On a recent Friday afternoon, the employees of Astor Wines & Spirits were working at full speed. Among the dizzying number of bottles piled up under the high red-brick ceiling of the historic De …

UFT begins bargaining for new contract

“Everything we’ve done, especially over the last three years, we’ve earned our raise. We kept the school system afloat while so many people were at home,” said Michael Mulgrew, president of …

In a nearly unanimous vote, the New York City Council Oct. 12 passed a series of bills aimed at helping working parents by making child care more affordable and accessible. The average cost of child …

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