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Parental-Leave Measure for Federal Staff Grows

By BOB HENNELLY

Legislation that extended 12 weeks of paid parental leave for more than two million Federal workers that came in a flurry of end-of-the-year legislation in December inadvertently left out tens of thousands of employees across several agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration and White House staffers. Read more

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Sullivan Elected CSEA President

By RICHARD KHAVKINE

Mary E. Sullivan has been elected to a four-year term as president of the Civil Service Employees Association, which represents roughly 200,000 state, county, municipal, school district, child-care and private-sector employees.   Read more

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Judge: Emails Hint At False Testimony In ‘Whistleblower’ Firing

By RICHARD STEIER

A Federal Judge in Manhattan stated in a recent ruling that an email exchange between de Blasio administration officials indicated that Commissioner of Administrative Services Lisette Camillo falsely claimed that a fired whistleblower was terminated based on performance after her superiors ordered her to deny it had anything to do with his testimony to Federal prosecutors. Read more

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Union Official Reinstated After 3-Year Suspension

By RICHARD KHAVKINE

A longtime state employee and union official who was accused of inappropriately using time at work and his workplace email account to conduct union and personal business has won the right to return to work, according to an arbitrator’s decision. Read more

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Cuomo Cuts Wait For Unemployment Benefits For Striking Workers

By RICHARD KHAVKINE

The period of time striking private-sector workers must wait before they start receiving unemployment benefits has been significantly reduced. Read more

News of the Week

Acting AFGE President Revels in Wage, Recruiting Gains With Trump’s ‘Help’

These have been tumultuous times for the American Federation of Government Employees, the largest Federal workers union, which represents 7… Read more

Unions, Mayor Suggest Cuomo Stacked Medicaid Panel to Exclude City Voices

Several elected officials and health care unions—including Mayor de Blasio—have criticized the absence of officials from the city’s public-… Read more

Biden Gains Backing Of IBEW and ATU, But Slide Continues

Former Vice President Joe Biden picked up two endorsements from prominent national unions shortly before the Feb. 11 New Hampshire primary,… Read more

City, Speaker Discussing Council Union Push

The process for City Council staffers to form an independent union continues to advance, with formal discussions underway between the Counc… Read more

Razzle Dazzle

City’s Missed Opportunity Looms Over EMS Talks

When Emergency Medical Service Local 2507 of District Council 37 begins contract bargaining with the de Blasio administration Feb. 18, its … Read more

Letters to the Editor

Fights Post Peril to Teachers

To the Editor: When should Teachers intervene to break up fights between students? Read more

Boscio No Answer at COBA

To the Editor: After reading the Jan. 31 article, introducing Benny Boscio, who has been the Sergeant at Arms for the Correction Officers’ … Read more

Exams

New York City Exams

Below is a roundup of New York City exams leading to public service positions.  Read more

MTA Exams

Below is a roundup of MTA exams leading to public service positions.  Read more

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