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CUNY faculty union braces for contract fight

“I think the central focus for this campaign is competitive wages for everyone — that has to be the North Star.” So said James Davis, the president of the Professional Staff Congress, which is …
Mayor Eric Adams on Monday signed into law a package of bills intended to diversify the FDNY, the nation’s largest fire department, and better reflect the demographics of the city it serves. The …
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“This isn’t a workforce shortage, it’s a wage shortage,” Inayat Sabhikhi, the national research and coalition manager at One Fair Wage, testified at a recent state Assembly hearing on New …
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Appeals court backs retirees in Medicare skirmish with city
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Nurses call on BronxCare and St. Joseph's to bargain in good faith FREE
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City will slash planned hiring by half
Although the number of vacancies in the city’s municipal workforce has grown to 19,000, the city plans to slash the number of vacancies agencies can fill by half because of growing fiscal concerns, …
Proposal would get app-based delivery workers $23.82 an hour FREE
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Slow going for S.I. Ferry talks
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UAW strikes at universities and cultural institutions highlight new organizing strength
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Labor Nation

A rail strike looms and impact on economy could be broad

American consumers and nearly every industry will be affected if freight trains grind to a halt next month.The likelihood of a strike that would paralyze the nation's rail traffic grew on Monday when …
Labor Perspectives
Letters to the Editor
To the editor: The Organization of Staff Analysts, a small New York City union, lost out on a golden opportunity in its awarding of their Labor Hero award.
To the editor: The unions pushing the Medicare Advantage plan state only 66,000 retirees are against this plan ...
To the editor: The big news is that Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, announced that he plans to give away most of his money to charity. His current net worth is $120.5 billion.
To the editor: “The self-deception that believes the lie” is a lyric from the Rodgers and Hart song, “I Wish I Were In Love Again.” Unfortunately, it also describes the behavior of many politicians …
To the editor:  It is clear that former Vice President Mike Pence doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state, as is required by the first clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution.
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Wake-Up Call

Injustice takes the heat

There is an extraordinarily idyllic and gated residential community and country club within the city limits that has its own golf course and every imaginable amenity for its nearly 2,000 …

Turning the workers movement around

I just returned from a weeklong book tour in the U.K. and The Netherlands where worker militancy and organizing was in the air. One of my talks was canceled due to the London subway strike that …
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RMA of New York: A leader in reproductive treatments FREE

While frontline workers have always performed critical work functions in their communities, their selfless service has particularly resonated over the past three years. RMA of New York recognizes the …
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OMCE fights for Management/Confidential Employees of New York State! FREE

The Organization of New York State Management Confidential Employees (OMCE) is the sole representative of state employees who are designated “management/confidential” and thus ineligible to join …
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Tax benefits for parents

All parents are familiar with the high cost of raising children. But did you know that your children can help you to qualify for some income-tax benefits? Here are some tax benefits the IRS wants …

Find out if you’re eligible for the earned income tax credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a financial boost for workers earning $56,844 or less a year. The IRS estimates that each year one in five eligible Americans misses out on money the government …
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