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Plumbers’ union sues DOB over illegal gas work

The city Department of Buildings is jeopardizing city residents' safety by condoning the installation of gas lines by unlicensed plumbers and other workers, a lawsuit by the plumbers union is …

Twitter terminates union cleaners

Lucy Calderon was preparing for her family’s Christmas celebration Dec. 19 when she got notice that, effective immediately, she would no longer be employed at her $31-an-hour union job cleaning …

Adams’ fiscal plan will face labor test

Mayor Eric Adams’ preliminary budget, released last week, reflects some tough choices. It includes funding cuts in early childhood education and for libraries, for CUNY and for city several …

Oral history of Rikers Island reveals city's failure

How do blades get in? The same way drugs, phones and weapons infiltrate — visitors, incoming inmates and friendly guards. Gangs often emerge as the governance inside.Rats, mice and roaches infest …

Thirty city public school employees accused last spring of submitting fraudulent Covid vaccine cards received return-to-service letters Jan. 11 after a state Supreme Court judge ordered that they …

‘Excluded’ workers launch benefits campaign

Hundreds of workers and organizers have launched an effort to expand New York’s unemployment insurance benefits to cover the hundreds of thousands of workers currently excluded from federal …

'Historic' nurses' strike ends

Nurses at Montefiore Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital ended a three-day strike Thursday morning after reaching tentative contract agreements that include 19-percent raises and provisions to …

Killings and shootings dropped considerably citywide in 2022, even as overall major crime climbed 22 percent compared with a year earlier.The increases stemmed from spikes in grand larcenies and …

Nurses' strike at Montefiore, Mt. Sinai enters third day

More than 7,000 nurses at two New York City hospitals were in the third day of a strike Wednesday with no breakthrough yet on the nurses’ demands for better pay and increased staffing.Although the …

City’s Medicare plan gets cool Council reception

Retired municipal workers will be deprived of choice if the City Council doesn’t sanction a change to the administrative code that allows the city to charge the retirees for a portion of their …

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