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‘Cleanup Corps’ ends, imperiling 3,200 jobs

More than 3,000 jobs in the city Parks Department could be lost following the end of the federally funded City Cleanup Corps initiative and the nearly $63 million in proposed cuts to the city budget, …

Teacher hopeful of turning the tide at the UFT

For veteran teacher Camille Eterno, safety concerns for her fellow educators during the coronavirus pandemic were what prompted her to run to become the United Federation of Teachers’s next …

Elected officials and civil rights and union leaders rallied last week at the New York State Capitol building in an effort to push Governor Kathy Hochul and legislators to include the Clean Slate Act …

As a German-trained midwife with 22 years of experience, Stephanie Heintzeler has experienced firsthand the inherent differences in maternal healthcare as it is practiced here and in other …

Museum of Natural History workers holding union election

More than 180 employees at the American Museum of Natural History are seeking to unionize, reflecting a recent wave of cultural institutions organizing over the past few years.An in-person election …

Rising prices at the pump dent livelihood of city’s app workers

Sonam Ghisling Lama begins his days by 8 a.m. and works until 6 or 7 in the evening—an average of 50-55 hours each week spent hurrying people to their meetings and doctor’s appointments, picking …

The workweek for the 500 or so seamstresses and other garment workers who toiled at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on Washington Place was nearly over. Come 5 p.m. on that first spring Saturday …

A steadfast advocate for workers' safety

As a teenager growing up in Stony Brook, L.I., Charlene Obernauer was only vaguely aware of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. It wasn't because she was a typical suburban kid growing up …

For victims’ kin, the tragedy lives on

“I don’t remember when I found out about the fire, but I can tell you I was always terrified of fire engines, so somewhere I must have learned something,” said Suzanne Pred Bass, who had two …

Triangle’s deaths echo in the age of Covid

Some 13 months before the fire that would claim the lives of 146 garment workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, its owners, Max Blanck and Isaac Harris—also known as the “Shirtwaist …

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