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4 DOC officers indicted

Two current and two former DOC officers have been indicted for failing to intervene in an inmate's suicide attempt until it was too late to save the teenager from serious brain damage, authorities …

City renews focus on film and TV industry

A key component of the city’s ability to recover economically from the devastation wrought by the pandemic will be the jump-starting of the city’s film and television production industry, Mayor …

New York Senate staffers look to unionize

New York Senate staffers have begun organizing a union to address what they say are pervasive issues including pay disparities and long working hours.In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Andrea …

H+H mental-health workers to get debt relief

The city’s public hospital system, which serves more than half of the mental-health patients, has launched a student-loan forgiveness program for behavioral health professionals that will provide …

Family of FDNY firefighter killed on North Carolina estate sues

The family of an FDNY firefighter killed last month when a falling tree crashed into the SUV he and his wife were traveling in as they entered the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, have filed a …

Insurer backs out of Medicare plan

The insurance company picked to administer the city’s Medicare Advantage Plan for municipal retirees has withdrawn from the deal, presenting yet another setback for the controversial proposal.The …

Not all singsong: subway buskers face challenges

Following his arrest last month in Herald Square on charges that he was obstructing foot traffic, the saxophonist known as JazzAjilo, who performs while fronted by a dancing band of animatronic …

Unions, Verizon agree on new contract

The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have reached a tentative agreement with Verizon that would extend their current contract three years, to …

Ambulance response times continue to climb, IBO finds

In a continuation of a years-long trend, paramedic response times increased during the first six months of 2022.  Through June, paramedics reached scenes of the most serious incidents — known …

Williams: Give city workers a hybrid option

With coronavirus cases once again increasing citywide, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is urging the Adams administration to establish a hybrid work model for city employees.The city’s seven-day …

The owner of Sweet & Vicious, a Lower East Side bar that’s been serving liquor shots and classic cocktails until early mornings since 1998, has agreed to fork out $500,000 to 16 former …

“Women are terrified to request accommodations [on the job] like a seat or to be temporarily reassigned to a role supportive for a healthy pregnancy. This is no way to live,” said Odessa Fynn, a …

HarperCollins’ NYC workers call for 1-day strike

Amid stalled contract negotiations, union employees at HarperCollins Publishers will hold a one-day strike next week. Nearly all of the 250 union employees, who work in the editorial, sales, …

Record-low morale among teachers, union’s survey finds

The number of educators dissatisfied with the profession has climbed significantly since the start of the pandemic, a July 11 report published by the American Federation of Teachers found.In a …

Biden pledges pension protection for millions

President Joe Biden last week announced that he would work to prevent pension cuts to millions of union workers and restore benefits to thousands of others.Under Biden’s program, part of the …

Organized labor gets big backing from foundations

When Daisy Chung began her work as director of the New York Nail Salon Coalition, she paid attention to the stories coming from workers, the vast majority of them women, nearly all foreign-born.

An arbitrator determined that the city’s Department of Education did not have the right to place educators accused of submitting fake Covid-19 vaccination cards on unpaid leave without first allowing them to appeal, a finding the city then unsuccessfully appealed in state court.

A 28-year-old Queens man will spend decades in prison for his role in the February 2019 friendly-fire death of NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen. Queens Supreme Court justice today sentenced Jagger …

On the cheap: Prison labor generates billions

As many as one million people.  That would be considered a pretty large labor pool for just about any industry, trade, business or corporation. But the prison population in the United States, …

For some, the office is a faraway place

Shefali Kashiv joined New York’s Microsoft office after graduating from John Hopkins University last August.

Alvin Ailey dancers in contract dispute

It takes two to tango, the saying goes.  But with a collective bargaining agreement that expired Thursday, dancers at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater say management haven’t so much as …

Governor signs off on mayoral control of schools

Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation June 30 granting Mayor Eric Adams control over city public schools for two more years — but the union representing teachers lamented that the governor …

Feds begin investigation into NYPD’s sex-crimes division

The Justice Department has begun an inquiry into the NYPD’s Special Victims Division, the unit responsible for investigating sex crimes, which for years has been dogged by complaints from women’s …

Mary McLaughlin, who started working at the FDNY in 1984, retired as an administrative community relations specialist in September. But her exit from civil service didn’t last …

Council will push for more diverse FDNY

After years of in-house initiatives, as well as contentious legal action by Black firefighters, the FDNY looks to be more diverse than ever. Since 2019, people of color have made up between …

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