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Spending cuts could bury compost program

Employees at nonprofits contracted by the city to collect, process and redistribute New Yorkers’ food waste are facing a wave of layoffs and service eliminations due to cuts imposed on the city’s …

Judge lifts injunction on Local 100 Medicare switch

The effort by Transport Workers United Local 100 retirees to stop the imminent switch of their health plan benefits from government-run Medicare to privately administered Medicare Advantage programs …

Mount Sinai postdocs ratify first-ever contract

Postdoctoral workers at Mount Sinai have ratified a contract that provides immediate 24-percent raises and six weeks of paid parental leave, their union announced Dec. 22. The Sinai Postdoctoral …

5 NYC board game cafés now unionized

With the election of a union at The Brooklyn Strategist in Cobble Hill on Dec. 13, nearly 100 workers at five different tabletop board game cafés in Manhattan and Brooklyn have now unionized with …

Hospital must pay nurses for staffing violations, arbitrator rules

An independent arbitrator found that NYU Langone-Brooklyn repeatedly violated contractual nurse staffing ratios and must pay the nurses who worked these shifts the average wage of the missing nurses, …

32BJ, realty board remain far apart

Just like four years ago, negotiations between 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union and the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations are going down to the wire.  But while the two …

UFT sues city over school budget cuts

The United Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit against the Adams administration Thursday over nearly $2 billion in planned budget cuts to the city public school system, which the union called …

Local 100 retirees granted delay on MTA's planned Medicare switch

Retired MTA workers of Transport Workers United Local 100 have gained at least a temporary reprieve in their effort to stop the union from switching them into a privately managed Medicare Advantage …

Disabled workers in unions earn higher salaries, report finds

Union workers on average earn more than their non-union counterparts, government data has shown. But the benefits of being in a union are felt even more greatly by workers with disabilities, …

State workers getting Covid-era back pay

More than 2,000 state government workers will altogether receive nearly $3 million in back pay for working overtime during the height of the pandemic, the office of Governor Kathy Hochul said.  …

Local 100’s Davis accused of hitting girlfriend

A former girlfriend of Transport Workers Union Local 100 president Richard Davis has accused him of having punched and otherwise assaulted her, including at least once in public. According to a …

PSC calls for Gaza cease-fire

As the war in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the militant Palestinian group Hamas drags into its third month, more and more unions, under pressure from members concerned with the escalating …

Postdocs, Mount Sinai reach deal

Following a 12-day strike and a yearlong fight for a first contract, more than 500 postdoctoral researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai represented by the United Auto Workers …

DC 37 sues city over transfer of union members to private sector

District Council 37, the city’s largest public-sector union and one of its most politically powerful, is suing Mayor Eric Adams and his administration over the transfer of union members to the …

DOC recruiting hundreds of officers

The Department of Correction, exempt from a hiring freeze because of its status as a public safety agency, is in the midst of hiring more than 1,000 officers to staff Rikers Island jails.  But …

'Immoral' — City Council, unions denounce budget cuts

Budget cuts imposed by the Adams administration are completely unnecessary — that was the resounding message members of the City Council, union leaders and community advocates sent during and ahead …

Street vendors would greatly increase, according to Council bills

Declaring the city’s regulations governing sidewalk vendors stale, convoluted and even ruthless, the City Council has drawn up legislation its sponsors said would promote equitable opportunity for …

City to hire 135-person school safety agent class

The city will hire 135 new school safety agents weeks after a 250-person class was scrapped — and just days following violent incidents at several public schools.  The new class began their …

Ex-NYPD cop who helped gangbanger boyfriend evade police pleads guilty

An NYPD officer who helped her gangbanger boyfriend evade a murder rap and members of a violent Bronx street gang to elude capture pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of obstructing an …

Council staff ups the pressure for a first contract

Scabby the Rat made an appearance outside City Hall on Wednesday, standing alongside City Council staffers demanding a first contract.  The inflatable rodent’s appearance marked the fifth …

Mount Sinai postdocs go on strike

Hundreds of postdoctoral researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have gone on strike after their year-long fight for their first contract reached an impasse. Members of the Sinai …

FDNY union blasts 5th firefighter cuts

The head of the Uniformed Firefighters Association sounded the alarm Monday regarding the removal this weekend of a fifth firefighter from 20 engine companies citywide. Andy Ansbro, the UFA's …

Former NYPD officer cops to cocaine conspiracy charges

A former NYPD officer faces up to 20 years in prison after admitting his participation in a massive drug trafficking operation that eventually imported hundreds of kilos of cocaine from Mexico and …

City's 'Strongest' OK 50-month pact

Sanitation workers have ratified a 50-month deal that will bring them raises of nearly 19 percent over the life of the agreement. Of the 3,124 members of Teamsters Local 831, the Uniformed …

Little progress on cleaners contract

About 20,000 commercial office cleaners in the city are poised to walk off the job following what their union has called untenable proposed changes to their existing labor agreement.  According …

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