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The National Labor Relations Board has found merit in a union charge that Amazon violated labor law in Staten Island by holding mandatory worker meetings to persuade its employees not to unionize.

State bill would decriminalize massage work

Their narrow staircases are tucked between the lowrises along crowded, bustling Flushing. The entrances to the multitude of spas and massage parlors would be easy to miss. But stickers on the concrete walls point the way, and decorative floor banners, often in a signature pink, are another draw.

Mayor threatens to fire correction officers who abuse sick leave

Department of Correction officers found to have abused the agency’s sick-leave policies could lose their jobs, Mayor Eric Adams has said.  While the mayor’s most recent executive budget …

Fed’l monitor: juvenile detention staff hesitant to restrain teens

Excessive use of force among correction officers at Rikers Island has been an ongoing concern for years.

Williams seeks protections for independent contractors

City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams called on lawmakers to grant the state’s 850,000 gig workers with protections including paid sick leave and the right to unionize.

Amazon workers at second Staten Island warehouse say no to union

Amazon workers at a warehouse on Staten Island overwhelmingly rejected a union bid on Monday.

The city says goodbye to ‘The Canarsie Kid’

Timothy Klein was an athlete, a prankster, a cook. He built wheelchair ramps for people who couldn’t get around as well as he could and raised money for charitable and other causes. He loved the beach.

Advocates call for better reporting of on-the-job deaths

At least 45 workers across the city have died on the job in the past year. And that number is likely undercounted, according to workplace safety advocates.

In NYC, ads for jobs will have to say what they pay

Help wanted. The job: putting one of the nation's most far-reaching salary disclosure laws into practice. Location: New York City.Just four months ago, city lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to require …

7 educators called to teaching are honored

“I just try to do what I do best every day. I didn’t think I’d be getting an award for it,” said Shanua Newton-Rodriguez, a computer science teacher at the Bronx Academy for Software …

Delivery app workers get added protections

Food delivery workers in New York City can now set limits on how far they are willing to travel, must be given details about routes, pay and tips before they accept an order, and must be paid at least once a week.

More than 80 educators working in city public schools were placed on unpaid leave April 25 for allegedly submitting fake Covid-19 vaccination cards, prompting the United Federation of Teachers to take legal action against the Department of Education.

A year into a strike at Brooklyn’s United Metro Energy oil terminal, Teamsters-backed workers at the company are calling on the city to cancel its multi-million-dollar contract with the John …

FDNY firefighter dies in Brooklyn house fire

An FDNY firefighter was killed Sunday afternoon after becoming trapped in a house fire he and his fellow Bravest were working to put out in Brooklyn's Canarsie neighborhood , officials said.  …

Legislation would close loopholes cited by cops when declining release of records

Just over a year ago, following protracted court battles, the disciplinary records of tens of thousands of past and current police officers, firefighters and correction officers were released and …

Former judge gets 15 months for embezzlement coverup

A former Brooklyn Supreme Court justice was sentenced to 15 months in prison for obstructing a federal investigation of embezzlement at the Municipal Credit Union, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s …

Workers, union say local demo company is exploitative

One February morning, demolition workers at the Terminal Warehouse project construction site in Chelsea arrived to find a Spanish-language flier setting a bounty on 22 of their co-workers. It offered …

Building workers reach tentative contract deal, averting strike

32BJ of the Service Employees International Union reached a four-year tentative contract agreement with the Realty Advisory Board, averting a proposed strike one day before the pact that covers …

School stabbing renews calls for more safety agents

After a school safety agent and a teacher were stabbed while defending a guidance counselor at a Bronx elementary school, unions representing teachers and principals called on the city to restore …

Second Amazon facility on Staten Island to vote on unionization

Following the Amazon Labor Union’s famous win at a neighboring facility early this month, a second Amazon warehouse facility in Staten Island is set to hold their union vote the week of April …

Supreme Court refuses to tackle teachers’ vax case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case from four city public school teachers opposing the coronavirus vaccine mandate.The educators argued that the vaccine requirement violated their due …

Adams wants feds, ‘Black Lives Matter’ to address violence

Mayor Eric Adams has in recent days castigated two very disparate groups for what he said were their failures to address and confront the wave of gun violence that has swept the city and the …

Bleak house

Many years ago, when I was an underachieving, neurotic teenager bursting with urban angst and  an insatiable urge to prove myself in any way I could, as long as the goal was elusive and …

Ex-COBA boss Seabrook could have sentenced reduced

Norman Seabrook, the former head of the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, might have gotten too harsh of a prison sentence when he was ordered to spend nearly five years behind bars for …

After bullets flew, subway workers kept their cool

When smoke bombs and bullets were unleashed on a subway full of morning commuters as it crawled toward a stop in Brooklyn, the train's driver, David Artis, couldn't hear the shots.His first …

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