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Raising the cap on the number of street vending permits in New York City would boost the city’s tax revenues by millions of dollars and improve the lives of thousands of street vendors, according …

CUNY unions reach tentative contract agreements

The City University of New York has reached tentative contract agreements with three unions representing more than 10,000 non-pedagogical staff in the public university system.  The tentative …

Court upholds city law shielding fast-food workers

A federal appeals court has upheld a city law protecting fast-food workers from being fired without a legitimate reason. The Wrongful Discharge Law, enacted in 2021, bars fast-food chains with at …

Hochul outlines agenda as crucial House elections wait on deck

Governor Kathy Hochul outlined her agenda for 2024 in a State of the State address on Tuesday, with the Democrat focusing on public safety and housing ahead of a pivotal election season in a state …

Mob-tied construction exec admits corruption charge

The mob-connected president of a New Jersey-based non-union firm pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony corruption charge in connection with a bid-rigging and bribery scheme that landed the company …

Fewer cops left NYPD last year

Fewer cops either retired or quit the NYPD in 2023 compared with recent years, but the number of officer departures remained high at a time the department is already contending with its lowest …

The United Federation of Teachers, joined by Staten Island Borough President Vito Fossella, has filed suit to try and stop the MTA’s congestion pricing plan, which the union argues would impose a …

A coalition of Columbia University students is urging classmates to withhold tuition for the upcoming semester to protest the university endowment’s investments in companies the students say are …

Hochul proposes paid leave for prenatal care

Governor Kathy Hochul wants to expand the state’s family-leave benefits by establishing paid prenatal leave, which would help expectant mothers access prenatal medical appointments throughout their …

Non-tenured NYU professors will hold a union election

Nearly 1,000 full-time non-tenure track New York University faculty members will vote in a union election later this year free from interference by university management, according to an agreement …

Notable drop in murders citywide reflects national trend

Overall crime citywide declined only slightly last year, but shootings and homicides dropped notably, leading Mayor Adams to declare New York was once again “the safest big city in America.” …

Mechanics strike Bronx Ford dealership

Technicians and mechanics at a Ford dealership in the Bronx walked out on strike Thursday morning in the hopes of getting management back to the bargaining table. The dozen striking workers at City …

Felony assaults on cops spiked last year

Felony assaults on police officers spiked in 2023, and union officials are blaming what they say are increasingly liberal criminal-justice laws.  According to the NYPD, 2,235 officers were the …

More than 380 Starbucks locations and 9,000 employees across the country have unionized since a store in Buffalo became the coffee giant’s first branch to join Starbucks Workers United in December …

631 officers boost thinning NYPD ranks

The NYPD welcomed 631 rookie cops to its ranks last week, but this latest recruit class is likely to be the next-to-last for as long as a year or more.  The Adams administration in November …

More than 70,000 New Yorkers employed in health care, entertainment, media, retail, legal, cultural, manufacturing and academic fields all walked out on strike in 2023, according to the city-based …

Firefighter, EMS unions slam congestion pricing ‘burden’

FDNY first responders are hammering the MTA’s congestion pricing plan, arguing that the $15 toll it will cost them to report to their stations and firehouses within Manhattan’s Central Business …

Local government headcount has shrunk: comptroller

The number of local government employees in the state outside of New York City has fallen more than in the rest of the country, a report from the state comptroller’s office found. Between 2007 and …

32BJ, Realty Board reach contract agreement, avert strike

A tentative deal reached early this morning between 32BJ SEIU and the board representing building owners, managers and cleaning companies will avert a strike by 20,000 commercial cleaners and other …

Spending cuts could bury compost program

Employees at nonprofits contracted by the city to collect, process and redistribute New Yorkers’ food waste are facing a wave of layoffs and service eliminations due to cuts imposed on the city’s …

Judge lifts injunction on Local 100 Medicare switch

The effort by Transport Workers United Local 100 retirees to stop the imminent switch of their health plan benefits from government-run Medicare to privately administered Medicare Advantage programs …

Mount Sinai postdocs ratify first-ever contract

Postdoctoral workers at Mount Sinai have ratified a contract that provides immediate 24-percent raises and six weeks of paid parental leave, their union announced Dec. 22. The Sinai Postdoctoral …

5 NYC board game cafés now unionized

With the election of a union at The Brooklyn Strategist in Cobble Hill on Dec. 13, nearly 100 workers at five different tabletop board game cafés in Manhattan and Brooklyn have now unionized with …

Hospital must pay nurses for staffing violations, arbitrator rules

An independent arbitrator found that NYU Langone-Brooklyn repeatedly violated contractual nurse staffing ratios and must pay the nurses who worked these shifts the average wage of the missing nurses, …

32BJ, realty board remain far apart

Just like four years ago, negotiations between 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union and the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations are going down to the wire.  But while the two …

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