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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 …

Building workers OK strike

Porters, doormen, superintendents and concierge staff represented by 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union have voted to authorize a strike if they don’t reach a deal on a contract with …

Challenges for police as shootings, crime spike

The plague of shootings that have roiled some city neighborhoods since shortly after the start of the pandemic just over two years ago is showing no sign of abating, according to the latest police …

Nurses' union calls for safe-staffing ahead of Covid wave

With another coronavirus wave anticipated in the city over the coming weeks, the president of the New York State Nurses Association said nurses have not let their guard down and urged hospitals to …

Punched, stabbed, shot on the job

“It’s pretty staggering that two million Americans will face workplace violence and 1,000 will lead to death,” said Vinny Alvarez, president of the New York City Central Labor Council. “I think more workplaces and employers can be doing things to mitigate workplace violence.”

Fordham grad students win union election

Graduate student workers at Fordham University have won their union election in a landslide, with 229 voting in favor and just 15 against.The vote marked the end of over two years of more than two …

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