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Unions have varied responses to Israel-Hamas war

There were dozens of union members in the crowd of several thousand New Yorkers that gathered last Friday on the steps of the Main Branch of the New York Public Library’s on Fifth Avenue to call …

Detectives ratify 5-year pact

NYPD detectives have overwhelmingly ratified a five-year contract agreement with the city that secures a nearly 19-percent compounded pay raise through the life of the deal.  The contract, …

Dirty laundry: workers blast poor conditions

The union representing workers at FDR Services Corp., which provides laundry cleaning services for NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, called on the hospital to end its financial relationship with the …

School principals union, city reach tentative contract deal

The Council of School Administrators and Supervisors have reached a tentative contract deal that spans five years and two months and would provide school principals, assistant principals and other …

NYPD cop arrested for dealing fentanyl and heroin

An NYPD cop and her boyfriend were arrested Thursday on federal narcotics distribution charges and related conspiracy counts for selling more than a kilo of heroin and nearly a pound of fentanyl to a …

Columbia postdocs set Nov. 1 strike date

Postdoctoral workers at Columbia University, who have been bargaining for a contract with the Ivy League research university for nearly six months, have set a Nov. 1 strike date, their union …

Queens school crossing guard killed on duty by dump truck

A longtime school crossing guard was hit and killed by a dump truck Friday morning in Woodhaven, Queens, renewing calls for increased staffing from the union that represents the workers. Krystyna …

Adams inks waiver for age-barred FDNY firefighter hopefuls

Members of the FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service who have aged out of eligibility but could have taken 2020's canceled firefighter promotional exam will now have another shot at joining the city’s …

The state is doubling down on a planned expansion of the renewable energy industry and an accompanying spike in jobs despite a decision by the state’s Public Service Commission to deny requests for …

Taxi, ride-hail drivers accelerate demands for Council support

Dozens of yellow cab, Lyft and Uber drivers queued up during a City Council committee hearing last week to implore city lawmakers for help in easing what for some are significant financial …

Lifeguards thrown a lifeline in battle with unions

If you’ve been a regular at Rockaway’s beaches over the last several years, you may have been startled by the large crowd of beachgoers that gathered in the late afternoon of July 31 on the 106 …

NLRB juggling more unfair labor cases

Union activity continues to grow, as the number of unfair labor practice charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board increased 10 percent during the last fiscal year, the board announced …

Tier 6 to blame for state’s hiring, retention woes, unions say

Fix Tier 6. That’s the resounding message labor advocates and leaders of the state’s largest public-sector unions sent to state legislators during a Wednesday hearing on recruitment and retention …

Twelve members of the FDNY who died in the last year were honored at the department’s annual memorial service at the Fireman’s Memorial in Riverside Park Thursday. Included in the remembrances …

At the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire site, a ribbon of remembrance

New York’s labor movement joined together in remembrance at the corner of Greene Street and Washington Place in Greenwich Village Wednesday for the dedication of a permanent memorial to the 146 …

Council staff, lawmakers far apart on contract issues

“The average Council staffer works over 600 hours of unpaid overtime a year. That is absolutely wrong,” Daniel Kroop, president of the Association of Legislative Employees, said at an …

Workers at 3 game board cafés want to rewrite a few rules

Staff at a popular chain of board game cafés in Manhattan said they are done playing games with management. After a nine-month organizing campaign, the workers at Hex & Company marched on their …

Cabbies: congestion fees will drive away fares

Yellow cab drivers fear that the imposition of congestion-pricing fees to the starting taxi fare could lead to the demise of their industry.  Stung by the invasion of app-based for-hire vehicles …

Nearly 32,000 employees working for New Jersey’s executive branch are in line for raises of almost 15 percent over the life of a four-year contract, according to terms negotiated between state …

Real estate developers would be required to pay prevailing wages to construction workers employed on city projects that have large public subsidies, according to legislation being pushed by members …

Roy Richter, former head of the NYPD captains union, dies at 56

This story has been updated to include information on services and additional tributes. The former head of the Captains Endowment Association, Roy Richter, has died.  Richter, who was 56, is …

Lifeguard local an island unto itself

When Franklyn “Bubba” Paige, the longtime president of District Council 37’s Lifeguards Local 461, was removed by its national union in 2020 for disenfranchising his members, rank and file …

The Sioni Group, the new owner of a 19-story Midtown office building, fired six longtime unionized cleaners without notice the same day the purchase was finalized in early September.  The …

There's power in his voice

Like many who work a trade, Kyle Viverito sings on the job.  You could say he has an electric voice. But that wouldn’t do him or it justice. Viverito, classically trained since he was in his …

At Audubon, nascent union takes flight, but weathers contract skirmish

From late winter to early spring, hundreds of thousands of sandhill cranes layover along Nebraska’s Central Platte River Valley on their journey to their northern nesting grounds.  One vital …

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