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Mayor lifts vax mandate for city workers

The city will lift its Covid vaccine mandate for municipal employees, but workers who lost their jobs for refusing to get the shot will not be reinstated, Mayor Eric Adams announced Monday.City …
An off-duty New York City police officer who was shot in the head during a botched robbery died Tuesday, the police commissioner said as officials also announced a murder charge against a …
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The FDNY’s two top uniformed officials, Chief of Department John Hodgens and Chief of Fire Operations Joseph Esposito, have resigned their positions following the demotions late last week of three …
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The City Council has passed a series of bills designed to close racial and gender wage gaps within the municipal workforce.The bills expand upon a 2018 law that mandates the city to publish municipal …
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Early last week, only days after agreeing to meet with striking employees for the first time since they walked out in November, HarperCollins’ CEO Brian Murray announced that the downtown-based …
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N.J. contractor pleads guilty in connection with worker’s death
The owner of a New Jersey construction company pleaded guilty to violating federal safety regulations in connection with the August 2017 death of a worker killed by a collapsing concrete wall at a …
Dozens of NYPD cops committed misconduct during 2020 protests, report finds
Nearly 150 NYPD officers committed misconduct, including using excessive force, while responding to the 2020 protests over the killing of George Floyd, according to a report released Monday by the …
Hochul’s budget looks to revamp state workforce
In an effort to rebuild a state public workforce significantly diminished by the pandemic, Governor Kathy Hochul last week unveiled an executive budget that dedicates nearly $19 million to …
City considering telework option in DC 37 contract talks
After adamantly refusing to allow a telework policy for the city’s municipal workers, the Adams administration is now considering the option for District Council 37 members, according to a memo …
HarperCollins, striking workers agree to federal mediation
HarperCollins Publishers and the union representing some 250 striking employees have agreed to enter into federal mediation, the first sign of a possible settlement since the work stoppage began in …
Adams pushing to shift some FDNY inspections to DOB
Mayor Eric Adams is moving forward with a contentious proposal to shift responsibility for some fire inspections from the FDNY to the Department of Buildings despite protestations from union …
With deadline passed, Medicare amendment appears doomed FREE
The city’s oft-stalled intention to switch roughly 250,000 retired municipal workers to a private Medicare provider from their traditional Medicare plan will go ahead without affording the retirees …
Minimum wage push for tipped restaurant employees
Jennyfer Almanzar, a 26-year-old bartender, makes about $45 a shift tending bar part-time in Harlem. Like most food and drink service workers, she relies on tips to make ends meet. Tips, though, have …
Labor advocates celebrate a major victory for immigrant workers FREE
Some of the most exploited and abused members of the country’s workforce have long been forced into silence by immigration threats. A new initiative could encourage them to speak up.On Jan. 13, the …
Nurses say NY-Presbyterian violated contract’s health care terms FREE
Nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have accused management of violating contract terms just weeks after the two sides reached the agreement by nearly doubling agreed-upon health care premiums …
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Route to Super Bowl dangerous for Mexico's avocado haulers FREE

It is a long and sometimes dangerous journey for truckers transporting the avocados destined for guacamole on tables and tailgates in the United States during the Super Bowl.It starts in villages …
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Letters to the Editor
To the editor: The attorney for Rodney King, John Burris, made an excellent point which I found to be true in my career in the NYPD. That is, with these special, aggressive, crime-fighting units like …
To the editor: New Yorkers have concerns about crime, the migrant crisis, affordable housing and the economy.
To the editor: I don't think training or codes of conduct are needed to end murders committed by police. No one who becomes a police officer should have to be told that murder is wrong.
To the editor: It is an age old debate: liberal versus conservative economic policies, which better serve the economy? The latest jobs report provides a clear answer.
To the editor: Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lyle Frank’s recent ruling that EmblemHealth/GHI‘sco-payment charges to City retirees are probably illegal indicates that state law has been violated.
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Wake-Up Call

Firing for just cause, not just because FREE

The National Labor Relations Board recently expanded and strengthened the penalties on employers who illegally demote or terminate employees for their union activity. The trick is, of course, in the …

Avoiding death on the job FREE

Labor unions are the main reason that deaths in workplaces have been reduced. They are the reason that safety precautions exist and are enforced at all, though far from universally. Every workplace …

The return of the fighting union FREE

If you are wondering what kind of union you belong to, longtime labor lawyer Joe Burns has some pointers in his new book, “Class Struggle Unionism.”You may be in what he calls a business union if …
Wake-up call

Teachers and high-stakes heroism

After trying to wrest a gun and deflecting the bullet trajectory away from her classroom of kids, a kindergarten teacher in Virginia was shot in the chest and nearly killed two weeks ago. Her first …
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Filing status may affect your tax obligation FREE

The first step to filing your Federal income-tax return is to determine which filing status to use. In other words, two people making exactly the same amount of income could have different income-tax …

Take advatange of e-filing tax returns options

Electronic filing is the safest, fastest and easiest way for taxpayers to file their tax returns, according to the IRS. Furthermore, e-filing is good for the tax system, good for taxpayers and good …
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