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Court turns back CUNY profs' attempt to reject union

Six City University of New York professors will appeal to the Supreme Court a recent decision mandating that they must be represented by the Professional Staff Congress.  The professors, who had …

Isaac Harris, pictured above in the light suit among Triangle Shirtwaist Factory workers, and Max Blanck, to his left, established the Triangle Waist Company in 1900 and moved into the eighth floor …

The state's top court has affirmed the right of individual unionized public employees to sue their unions for injunctive relief, finding that legal precedent circumscribes union members’ right to …

Several members of a District Council 37 union representing lifeguards nominated as candidates in an upcoming leadership election have been barred from running by the local’s election committee. In …

Tribeca company owes $57K to SI Ferry guards

A security company must pay more than $57,000 in back wages, interest and penalties for failing to provide armed security guards working at the Staten Island Ferry terminal with benefits as required …

S.I. University Hospital nurses authorize strike

Nurses at Staten Island University Hospital say they’re sick of being asked to take on several roles at once because of persistent understaffing, and have voted in favor of going on strike, the New …

Gender pay gap no closer to narrowing

New York may be the state with the third-lowest gender wage gap, but women still earn just 88 cents for every dollar earned by men, advocates emphasized at a rally spotlighting Equal Pay Day. Mayor …

Workers who support New York City’s community composting ecosystem rallied on the steps of City Hall Thursday to call on Mayor Eric Adams and the City Council to fully fund the eight nonprofits …

The accomplice of a mob-connected head of a construction firm has been sentenced to six months in jail for his role in a bid-rigging and bribery scheme that got the company drywall and carpentry work …

NYPD targeting critics on social media. That brings its own set of worries

The first "NYPD: Most Wanted" video was meant to be intimidating. Over a pounding soundtrack, the montage cuts among stock images and body-camera footage of actual police raids. A fake gun …

A month after a report concluded the city’s housing vacancy rate had dropped to a historic low, the Adams administration announced it would partner with a construction union and a real estate firm …

FDNY will not investigate firefighters who booed James

When FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh took the stage at an FDNY promotional ceremony at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn in February 2023, she was met with a chorus of boos from the …

New School, student workers settle strike

The union representing student academic workers at The New School and university officials have reached a contract agreement.  Local 7902 of the United Auto Workers announced last week that it …

Nonprofit human services workers push for parity

Nonprofit organizations and elected officials rallied in Albany Monday to push for legislation that would enact a higher cost-of-living adjustment for human services workers and also establish a wage …

DC 37 retirees say they’ll fight takeover

District Council 37 retirees have called the decision by the international union to place their association under administratorship a “scam,” insisting that the group’s resistance to a planned …

EMS class-action discrimination suit moves forward

Members of the FDNY’s emergency medical services bureau and their unions have been given the green light to pursue a class-action lawsuit against New York City and the fire department over claims …

Contractor on an MTA project must repay stolen wages

A construction subcontractor has been prohibited from bidding on city contracts for five years and must pay over $69,000 in unpaid wages, penalties and interest after the company falsely reported …

Following the carceral cash, sometimes to shady places

The last of a three-part sweeping Associated Press investigation into prison labor. The business of prison labor is so vast and convoluted that tracing the money can be challenging. Some …

PBA appeals approval of protest settlement

The city’s largest police union remains convinced that it should have a say in how the NYPD responds to protests.  The Police Benevolent Association said Wednesday that it is appealing a …

Union, MTA at odds over slowdown after conductor's slashing

The head of TWU Local 100 deflected accusations that the union encouraged an illegal work stoppage following a brutal early morning slashing of a subway conductor in Brooklyn last week.  …

City, unions cultivate clean energy effort to power jobs

Built nearly 10 years ago, P.S. 62 in Staten Island’s Rossville neighborhood is still ahead of its time. City Council members want others to catch up.  Also known as the Kathleen Grimm School …

Unionized graduate student workers at Fordham University say they were barred by campus security from passing out informational flyers to prospective students last month, an act which their union, …

The city’s staffing woes have negatively impacted a number of services — including those that generate revenue for the city, City Council Member Lincoln Restler and others said at a recent …

FDNY’s firefighter test pushed back

Registration for the FDNY’s firefighter exam has been delayed by more than three months, a department spokesperson confirmed last week. The FDNY requested that it be rescheduled to give it more …

Advocates seek minimum wage parity for upstate workers

“There’s only one New York; I’ve looked at a map, trust me. So because there’s only one New York, there should only be one minimum wage,” Theodore Moore, the executive director of the …

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