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The Civil Service Technical Guild’s May general membership meeting degenerated into a cacophonous argument when two rank-and-file members were muted and then kicked out from the virtual meeting …

Mount Sinai Eye and Ear nurses insist on pay parity

Nurses at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai called on the health care system to settle a contract that provides them with pay equal to what nurses earned at other Sinai …

Lifeguards blindsided by new union contract

A new contract agreement with the two unions representing city lifeguards alters the requirements for New Yorkers seeking to become lifesavers in the city’s pools. The contract, negotiated over a …

18,000 security officers with 32BJ ratify contract

The officers, represented by Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ, sanctioned contracts tentatively agreed to in May with Security Contractors and the Realty Advisory Board on Labor …

7 cops disciplined for test cheat

Seven NYPD sergeant hopefuls were docked vacation days for participating in a cheating scheme during a 2022 promotion exam, according to a report by the city’s Department of Investigation that …

Just ahead of teens starting their summer jobs, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a set of protections meant to ensure that younger workers get a fair shake.  The Youth Workers Bill of Rights, …

On 3rd try, FDNY, DCAS finalize lieutenant list

The FDNY swore 32 firefighters into their new roles as lieutenants last week, all but ending a dispute the department and its members had with the city agency that administered the promotional exam …

Resident physicians in the city’s public hospital system have reached a tentative contract agreement with New York City Health + Hospitals that includes raises that total 22.6 percent over the span …

Tractor-trailers with no one aboard?

On a three-lane test track along the Monongahela River, an 18-wheel tractor-trailer rounded a curve. No one was on board. A quarter-mile ahead, the truck's sensors spotted a trash can blocking one …

Undergrads are unionizing, in a sign of labor’s resurgence

Junior psychology major Erin Green works part time at the children’s preschool at Sonoma State University, caring for university employees’ kids ages 1 to 5. Some of the non-student workers in …

Unions call for affordable housing investments

A coalition of community groups and labor unions renewed its push on Thursday to get the city to invest $2.5 billion in two Department of Housing Preservation and Development programs in lawmakers' …

Electrifying learning

"Snap once if you’re ready!” called Diana Vargas, during a recent session of the Stacks+Joules workforce development technical class, held at the Dale Jones Burch Neighborhood Center on the Lower …

Construction Justice Act reintroduced

Lawmakers have reintroduced a City Council bill that would mandate real estate developers building affordable housing with city funding pay their workers a wage and benefits package of at least $40 …

Workers call on REI to stop delaying contract

“Two years is too long.” That’s the resounding message REI workers sent during a one-day unfair labor practice strike on Saturday to demand that the company settle a first contract by the end …

32BJ school cleaners want pension boost

School cleaners and handypersons rallied Tuesday near City Hall for a contract that improves their pensions – and it won’t cost the city anything, according to their union Service Employees …

The FDNY’s understaffed Equal Employment Opportunity office started receiving help from the city’s Law Department in May after a federal judge ordered the department and city to find more lawyers …

Fast food workers in New York City currently have just-cause protections that shield them from being fired without reason. Now, members of the City Council want to pass legislation that would expand …

'Finest' in the ring

Growing up in the South Bronx, Nisa Rodriguez could easily have fallen victim to the perilous streets on which she was raised. She was constantly getting into fights, dropped out of school in the …

Some have called the Department of Sanitation the most important uniformed workforce in the city. Regardless, it’s easy to make the case that DSNY’s performance, whether good or bad, is evaluated …

Appeals panel rebuffs city’s Medicare effort

City retirees secured yet another court victory in their bid to keep their traditional Medicare and no-cost supplemental coverage.  In a unanimous decision issued Tuesday, a State Supreme Court …

Build it and they will come … work.  In a bid to attract municipal employees, the city comptroller and a former director of policy for Governor Kathy Hochul have proposed launching a program …

Highlighting life-saving work

The FDNY’s annual weeklong celebration of its 4,400 EMS members began May 16 with the unveiling of the official EMS Week poster, a yearly tradition to highlight the work of the department’s EMTs, …

The city’s public hospital system has hired more than 1,000 nurses over the last eight months as part of its goal to reduce its reliance on temporary nurses.  The number of full- and part-time …

The FDNY formally launched its firefighter recruitment campaign last week, announcing the slogan “all heroes welcome” in anticipation of the first open competitive exam for firefighters …

City database would track worker deaths

City employers would be mandated to report workplace deaths, according to recently introduced City Council legislation.  Council Member Carmen De La Rosa’s bill,  introduced Thursday, …

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