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In December, a small Buffalo-area Starbucks store voted in favor of unionizing with Workers United, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union. Those 19 votes cast for the union in …

Amazon plans to object to union win in Staten Island

Amazon plans to file objections to the union election in Staten Island that resulted in the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the company's history.The e-commerce giant stated its plans in a …

Spike in unionizing petitions swamps Labor Board

The number of union representation petitions filed at the National Labor Relations Board has jumped 57 percent during the past six months—but the increased workload for the federal agency comes at …

12-hour shifts out at juvenile detention centers

The Administration for Children’s Services must stop scheduling 12-hour shifts for youth development specialists working in the city’s two juvenile detention facilities and must restore their …

Preschool students must keep masking

City public-school students under 5 must continue wearing masks since coronavirus cases have been increasing once more thanks to the Omicron BA.2 subvariant, Mayor Adams announced April 1. The mask …

Adams vows to combat gun violence

With gun violence again roiling the city and the nation, Mayor Eric Adams has once more called for outside help in combating the scourge of illegal guns, but also insisted that stopping and …

‘Fix our schools’: CUNY students, faculty plead for campus fixes

Rats, broken toilets, crumbling ceilings. Some of the City University of New York's aging campuses are in such dire conditions that they have reached crisis level, according to students and faculty …

Comptroller returns Medicare plan to Adams administration

City comptroller Brad Lander said he lacks “sufficient information” to register the contract for a controversial Medicare plan for city retirees, dealing the proposal, already beset by widespread …

Amazon workers in Staten Island vote to unionize

Amazon workers in Staten Island have voted to unionize, marking the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the retail giant's history and handing an unexpected win to a nascent group that fueled …

Unemployment soars for people living with disabilities

The unemployment rate for the nearly 1 million New York City residents living with a disability skyrocketed during the pandemic and shows little sign of easing, despite an overall decrease since …

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