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Unions call for affordable housing investments

A coalition of community groups and labor unions renewed its push on Thursday to get the city to invest $2.5 billion in two Department of Housing Preservation and Development programs in lawmakers' …

Electrifying learning

"Snap once if you’re ready!” called Diana Vargas, during a recent session of the Stacks+Joules workforce development technical class, held at the Dale Jones Burch Neighborhood Center on the Lower …

Construction Justice Act reintroduced

Lawmakers have reintroduced a City Council bill that would mandate real estate developers building affordable housing with city funding pay their workers a wage and benefits package of at least $40 …

Workers call on REI to stop delaying contract

“Two years is too long.” That’s the resounding message REI workers sent during a one-day unfair labor practice strike on Saturday to demand that the company settle a first contract by the end …

32BJ school cleaners want pension boost

School cleaners and handypersons rallied Tuesday near City Hall for a contract that improves their pensions – and it won’t cost the city anything, according to their union Service Employees …

The FDNY’s understaffed Equal Employment Opportunity office started receiving help from the city’s Law Department in May after a federal judge ordered the department and city to find more lawyers …

Fast food workers in New York City currently have just-cause protections that shield them from being fired without reason. Now, members of the City Council want to pass legislation that would expand …

'Finest' in the ring

Growing up in the South Bronx, Nisa Rodriguez could easily have fallen victim to the perilous streets on which she was raised. She was constantly getting into fights, dropped out of school in the …

Some have called the Department of Sanitation the most important uniformed workforce in the city. Regardless, it’s easy to make the case that DSNY’s performance, whether good or bad, is evaluated …

Appeals panel rebuffs city’s Medicare effort

City retirees secured yet another court victory in their bid to keep their traditional Medicare and no-cost supplemental coverage.  In a unanimous decision issued Tuesday, a State Supreme Court …

Build it and they will come … work.  In a bid to attract municipal employees, the city comptroller and a former director of policy for Governor Kathy Hochul have proposed launching a program …

Highlighting life-saving work

The FDNY’s annual weeklong celebration of its 4,400 EMS members began May 16 with the unveiling of the official EMS Week poster, a yearly tradition to highlight the work of the department’s EMTs, …

The city’s public hospital system has hired more than 1,000 nurses over the last eight months as part of its goal to reduce its reliance on temporary nurses.  The number of full- and part-time …

The FDNY formally launched its firefighter recruitment campaign last week, announcing the slogan “all heroes welcome” in anticipation of the first open competitive exam for firefighters …

City database would track worker deaths

City employers would be mandated to report workplace deaths, according to recently introduced City Council legislation.  Council Member Carmen De La Rosa’s bill,  introduced Thursday, …

Staffers accuse SEIU Local 1199 of union-busting

Staff at one of the state's largest and most powerful unions say that local leadership has been attempting to stifle their push to unionize by distributing anti-union mailers urging staff to vote no …

The pull of a small payday proved too strong for one city correction officer, prosecutors said.  Andre Brown, a CO assigned to the Department of Correction’s holding facility at the Bronx Hall …

A passion for justice

Democratic politician, civil rights champion and social agitator Paul O’Dwyer — with his white pompadour, thick eyebrows, and soft Irish brogue — became a well-known New York civil rights …

'Revived' 9/11 Worker Protection panel remains dormant

As evidence mounted that an increasing number of workers who labored on the World Trade Center site following the September 11 terror attacks had been afflicted by toxic dust and were growing …

Retail workers to get $2.5 million for labor violations

Starbucks, Cava, a Burger King location and several other employers must pay $2.5 million in restitution to 3,000 workers for violating city labor laws, Mayor Eric Adams announced Monday. The …

City transit workers still awaiting 9/11 disability benefits

For six years, with every new version of a state bill that would grant them three-quarter disability pension benefits, a few dozen now retired New York City Transit workers who worked on the World …

Two public defenders at the Legal Aid Society are suing the organization, a lawyers union and New York City, claiming that paying private union dues breaches their First Amendment rights.  The …

NewsGuild settles slew of contracts

Employees at several publications have recently settled contract agreements, including staffers at The New York Times’s Wirecutter, The NewsGuild-Communication Workers of America announced. The …

Sesame Workshop writers approve new contract

Sunny day: Sesame Workshop writers have ratified a five-year contract that includes “monumental” protections that grant the writers jurisdiction over new media programs, protections against …

City workforce grows, state comptroller finds

The city workforce is expected to increase for the first time since the start of the pandemic, according to a report by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office. Between last July, the start of the …

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