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Westchester CO arrested for armed robbery

A Westchester County correction officer and another man face the possibility of decades in prison following their arrests on armed robbery charges in connection with a violent incident inside a …

Unions push for better protections for retail workers

At times, LeNair Xavier, a staffer at The Pleasure Chest, has felt unsafe at work. “During my time at The Pleasure Chest, there have been instances in which both staffers and customers have been …

Rikers CO admits to defrauding city of $170K in bogus OT

A former city correction officer has pleaded guilty to federal charges of filching more $170,000 in bogus salary and overtime payments by lying about the hours he worked on Rikers.  James …

The city comptroller’s office is looking to recoup more than $32 million in wages from a Manhattan-based residential developer, alleging it chronically underpaid construction workers in violation …

Daily News journalists walked out on strike for 24 hours this morning in protest of “chronic cuts” at the paper by its owner, Alden Global Capital, the New York-based hedge fund that owns …

60% of U.S. jobs exposed to AI

The majority of jobs in the U.S.will soon be exposed to both the benefits and the perils of the emerging technology, according to a recent report by researchers at the International Monetary …

Unions commanded big headlines last year, but that didn't translate into higher membership rates, according to government data released Tuesday. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said 10 percent of …

911 operators, supervisors will have 3- or 4-day workweek

About 1,000 911 operators and their supervisors will be able to work three- or four-day weeks, fitting their scheduled hours into compressed workweeks as part of a one-year pilot program, according …

NewsGuild mobilizes against Condé Nast layoffs

Condé Nast has laid off eight unionized employees at the music magazine Pitchfork and is considering firing another 100 unionized employees at several other publications owned by the global media …

An NYPD police sergeant who hurled a plastic cooler earlier this year at a man fleeing officers on a motorcycle, causing a crash that killed the rider, has been charged with manslaughter, criminally …

OSHA updating 1980s-era ‘fire brigades’ standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will formally propose an expansion to the department’s “fire brigades” standard, broadening it to cover a wider community of emergency …

Unions slam plan to close SUNY Downstate Hospital

A plan to effectively close SUNY Downstate University Hospital was slammed by unions representing thousands of employees at the Brooklyn teaching hospital. SUNY Chancellor John King announced last …

Former president of DC 37's clerical local is expelled

The longtime president of a District Council 37 local representing thousands of city clerical workers has been expelled and ordered to reimburse the union more than $31,000 for using a car service to …

Relatives of two New Jersey firefighters who died battling a cargo ship fire last summer and the head of a powerful international firefighters' union called Wednesday for the top leaders of the …

4-day workweek on the schedule for some DC 37 members

City employees represented by District Council 37 will be able to work a four-day week thanks to a pilot program instituted by the union and the Adams administration. The compressed workweek will …

Wynder, ex-LEEBA head, gets 40-month prison term

Kenneth Wynder, the former president of the Law Enforcement Employees Benevolent Association, was sentenced Wednesday to 40 months in prison for defrauding his union and its members of hundreds of …

Since last summer, the president of Local 2507 of District Council 37, Oren Barzilay, has been asking his parent union both in public calls in private communications to begin negotiations with the …

Adams reverses 5th firefighter cuts

The city is reinstating fifth firefighters who had been removed from 20 engine companies in December as part of budget cuts announced in November, Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday afternoon. The …

City restores funding for job training, schools programs

The restoration of a job training program and of funding for community schools by the Adams administration this week drew praise from two unions who had sued the city over the cuts. The unions, …

Joseph Zadroga, the father of an NYPD detective who died as a result of exposure to toxins at ground zero and who later advocated for a comprehensive law to provide health care for first responders, …

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 …

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