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FDNY EMS chief warns budget cuts could worsen response times

The FDNY’s chief of emergency medical services said further budget cuts at the department could have a “significant effect” on response times for ambulance crews. In September, Mayor Eric Adams …

Earlier this month, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that requires public schools to create a “Workplace Readiness Week” whose purpose is to teach high school students …

'Pseudo' unions complicate city's waste hauling efforts

For nearly a decade, New York City’s Department of Sanitation has been working on overhauling the regulations governing how dozens of private sanitation companies collect the three million tons of …

Nurses push for national safe-staffing standards

“I’ve been in situations where I know if I had fewer patients, I might have been able to save a patient’s life. It is the worst feeling you can imagine,” Nancy Hagans, the president of …

Class of 250 school safety agents suddenly scrapped

The Adams administration has given no reason for its sudden cancellation of a class of 250 school safety agents, and the union that represents the agents blasted the city for failing to explain its …

'Strongest' union, city reach tentative contract agreement

The city’s sanitation workers union and the Adams administration have reached agreement on a five-year, two-month contract that, pending ratification by the rank and file, will bring the city’s …

After strike pause, DCI, orchestra musicians settle contract

Musicians with the Distinguished Concerts International New York Orchestra have secured a first contract following four years of negotiations with the company.  According to the terms of the …

Fire Museum documents the FDNY academy’s long history

The FDNY’s fire academy has changed a lot since the days when recruits would train in the backyard of a Midtown firehouse wearing no other gear than a wool tank top reading “probationary …

Non-union city workers will get telework option

The pilot program allowing some city workers represented by District Council 37 to work remotely up to two days a week will be expanded to city managers and other non-unionized employees, according …

Congestion pricing will spur spending on MTA labor

New Yorkers lose 117 hours on average each year because of traffic congestion, according to the MTA, setting them back $1,976 in lost productivity and other costs annualy. The city’s Central …

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 …

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