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Contractors, construction unions pushing mental health reforms FREE

Workers in the construction trade commit suicide at a higher rate than those in any other major industry group , except mining, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Faced with that sobering …
Since securing a first-in-the-nation minimum wage late last year, app-based restaurant delivery workers in New York City are making more money and spending less time idling between orders. That’s …
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Sixteen current and former city educators deliberately submitted fake Covid-19 vaccination cards, according to an investigation by the independent watchdog for the city's Department of …
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Scott Munro, the new head of the Detective Endowment Association, is unbowed before the challenges facing his union.  Top of the to-do pile for the 32-year NYPD cop, who ascended to the …
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A coalition of more than two dozen state and local government agencies, among them the State Attorney General’s Office and the City Comptroller’s Office, are urging the U.S. Department of …
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FDNY firefighters who took the 2022 lieutenant’s exam remain puzzled and frustrated as to why a curve was applied to test results even as the department has started promoting from the resulting …
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Major crimes declined citywide through the first half of the year, with killings and shootings in particular showing marked drops, according to recent NYPD statistics.  Through June, homicides …
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The state Department of Labor has recovered more than $63 million in stolen wages in the two years since the agency heightened efforts to combat wage theft, the governor’s office announced Monday. …
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Bronx public defenders set strike date
Workers at The Bronx Defenders say they’ll be walking out on strike the morning of July 22 if they’re unable to reach a deal with management within the next two weeks. The attorneys, paralegals, …
City postal worker accused of stealing checks, credit cards
A Manhattan postal worker and her partner have been indicted on charges of stealing credit cards and checks from mail bound for addresses in Midtown, the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin …
DiGiacomo, DEA head and 41-year cop, leaves NYPD FREE
Paul DiGiacomo’s NYPD career spanned high-crime epochs, the crack scourge, the 9/11 terror attacks, Covid and also numerous successes, challenges and tragedies that a decades-long tenure on the job …
LIC charter school teachers seek first contract
Teachers at a Long Island City charter school are alleging that school’s officials are stalling negotiations but are holding out hope to settle a first contract before the start of the school …
City petitions state’s high court to back Medicare switch
The Adams administration has petitioned the Court of Appeals to sanction its effort to shift 250,000 retired municipal workers to a privately administered Medicare Advantage plan.  In an appeals …
NJ Transit engineers inch closer to strike
New Jersey Transit engineers are one step closer to walking out on strike after the National Mediation Board concluded more than four years of bargaining between the engineers’ union and the …
Juvenile detention workers smuggled drugs, razor blades, feds charge
Five current and former employees at a Brooklyn juvenile detention center are facing federal bribery charges for allegedly smuggling marijuana, razor blades and other contraband into the facility, …
Office cleaners, security guards fight back after pay cuts and firings
A group of unionized office cleaners who had their benefits stripped and wages cut in half rallied outside of their midtown workplace Wednesday, looking to pressure their contractor and the …
At the Triangle Factory fire site, a memorial ribbon rises
At the northwest corner of Greene Street and Washington Place in Greenwich Village, along the brick and terra-cotta facade of the neo-Renaissance building there, a stainless steel band soars to the …
Unvaccinated former city workers seek Council's support for reinstatement
“All of this could end tomorrow. I just want to go back to throwing garbage in the rain,” said Daniel Hulkower, a former city sanitation worker who lost his job for refusing to get vaccinated …
Labor Perspectives
Letters to the Editor
To the editor: For those retirees who worked for the NYC government and oppose the Medicare Advantage plan Mayor Eric Adams et al are trying to push — a conservative administration under Donald …
To the editor: I'm glad UFT President Michael Mulgrew withdrew his support for forcing city retirees from real Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan. But I believe that this is not because he's had …
To the editor: Traffic congestion in the city has increased, impacting local, limited stop, select and express bus service. Consider the connection between reductions in traffic speed and its …
To the editor: A recent letter by Joseph Cannisi missed the mark on three points. First, why is the blame for January 6 being placed squarely on Donald Trump's shoulders? I was on the Van Wyck …
To the editor: I and my whole family are sick of the incessant “awfulizing," as the great Albert Ellis would call it, over the bad Biden debate performance and the fear of the diabolical Donald …
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Insider traitoring FREE

Believe your lying eyes. Just this once. Please? Our federal legislators, though elected, shouldn’t consider themselves the divine “elect.” Yet it seems they are the truly “elect” above us, …

As NYC construction activity climbs, so do worker injuries FREE

With economic fallout from the 2020 pandemic largely behind us, the construction sector is experiencing a much-needed resurgence across the country. According to a Deloitte Center for Integrative …

Mayor, keep the city’s promises to its retirees FREE

Once again, Mayor Eric Adams has chosen to overlook critical facts and components of the Retirees’ Medicare Advantage program he so strongly endorses. Material misrepresentations must not be …
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Which interest payments are tax-deductible? FREE

Interest is the amount you pay for the use of borrowed money. To deduct interest you paid on a debt on your tax return, you must be legally liable for the debt and you must be able to itemize your …
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An overview of deductible taxes FREE

There are certain types of taxes that you can deduct on your tax return if you itemize on Form 1040, Schedule A. To be deductible on your tax return, a tax must be charged to you and you must have …
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Maximizing the medical expense deduction FREE

If you itemize your deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A, you may be able to deduct expenses you paid in 2024 for medical and dental care for yourself, your spouse and your dependents. Here are some …
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