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New contract for state COs, but prison closures loom

The state’s correction officers have a new contract, but the possible closure of as many as five prisons this year shades the pact with a measure of uncertainty for the more than 17,000 officers …

More than 60 elected officials have signed onto a letter calling on Mayor Eric Adams and NYC Health + Hospitals to settle a contract with resident physicians in the city’s public hospital system, …

Less than a year after signing a landmark contract with the Teamsters that, by the union’s estimate, got workers $30 billion of new money and benefits, United Parcel Services is rapidly automating …

NYC's AI chatbot was caught telling businesses to break the law

An artificial intelligence-powered chatbot created by New York City to help small business owners is under criticism for dispensing bizarre advice that misstates local policies and advises companies …

Council staffers get first-ever contract

The nascent, independent union representing employees at the New York City Council and the legislative body’s leadership have reached a tentative agreement for a first contract that includes …

The president of a District Council 37 local representing the city’s lifeguards was re-elected on Friday but reformers pushing for union democracy made inroads into the union’s executive …

A federal judge has given the go-ahead to a suit brought by three former members of Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers against their former union, ruling on Sunday that …

A security company must pay nearly $230,000 in wages and interest to seven workers at a condominium in Chelsea to whom it failed to pay prevailing wages, according to the terms of a settlement …

Thousands came to salute, mourn NYPD’s Jonathan Diller

On a windy and cool Holy Saturday morning on Long Island’s South Shore, family, friends and thousands of fellow cops bid goodbye to NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller, the married father of a 1-year-old …

Nurses at Staten Island University Hospital have reached a tentative contract agreement with Northwell Health, preventing a strike that was set to start Tuesday. The New York State Nurses Association …

Mayor launches jobs initiative, revamps hiring halls

The Adams administration announced this week that the city will be relaunching its hiring halls – which paused last fall following a hiring freeze – as part of its plan to connect New Yorkers to …

A former NYPD cop who conspired for months with a violent Bronx street gang, including by helping her gangbanger boyfriend elude capture after he killed a rival, was sentenced Friday to a 70-month …

Former New Jersey CO admits to defrauding cops, firefighters

A former New Jersey corrections officer faces the possibility of 20 years behind bars after admitting to hustling police officers, firefighters and other first responders out of hundreds of thousands …

UAW lawyers' local fights congressional subpoena

A United Auto Workers local representing public defenders in New York declined to comply with a congressional subpoena this week, arguing in a letter to the House of Representative committee that its …

STEM teachers who 'want to be there' for students honored

“When students come into the classroom, my big assumption is ‘You’re all going to be scientists’  — that’s my goal,” said Molly Shabica, the recipient of a Sloan Award for …

Two unions are seeking to replace a union representing 130 drivers, helpers, welders, mechanics and other laborers at Cogent Waste , a private hauling company that collects garbage from businesses …

Feds propose new safety standards for rail workers

The Federal Transit Administration has for the first time proposed a set of rules and protocols to better ensure the safety of track workers nationwide. The new, comprehensive so-called “minimum …

S.I. University Hospital nurses set April 2 strike date

Nurses at Staten Island University Hospital will strike April 2 if a contract agreement isn’t reached with Northwell Health that includes substantial pay increases and also addresses staffing woes. …

Adams, Kavanagh express support for EMS pay parity

When Eric Adams was running in the Democratic Party primary for mayor in 2021, he received the endorsement of District Council 37’s Local 2507, which represents the FDNY’s EMTs, paramedics and …

City attorney, judge joust on Medicare matter

A state appellate judge and a city attorney sparred Thursday about whether assurances made to city workers decades ago regarding their health care were essentially lifelong, unbreakable …

Unionized workers at the nonprofit legal-aid organization Mobilization for Justice have been on strike for nearly a month after voting overwhelmingly to reject management’s final contract offer in …

The union representing more than 11,000 adjuncts at the City University of New York slammed a recent proposal from CUNY management to significantly increase how many semesters adjuncts must teach …

Her story

It's Women's History Month. In a world half made up of women and half made by women, there's just one-twelfth of the calendar to celebrate that, so let's get to it. Artist Adrienne Ottenberg has …

On Rikers, LaGuardia students teach and learn

“We don’t have to fight with people to educate them,” Cory Rowe, an associate professor of Criminal Justice at LaGuardia Community College-CUNY, told her new team of justice fellows, a cadre of …

UN agency says criminals reap $236B a year in profits from forced labor

Illegal profits from forced labor worldwide have risen to the "obscene" amount of $236 billion per year, the U.N. labor agency reported Tuesday, with sexual exploitation to blame for three-fourths of …

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