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Former president of DC 37's clerical local is expelled

The longtime president of a District Council 37 local representing thousands of city clerical workers has been expelled and ordered to reimburse the union more than $31,000 for using a car service to …

Relatives of two New Jersey firefighters who died battling a cargo ship fire last summer and the head of a powerful international firefighters' union called Wednesday for the top leaders of the …

4-day workweek on the schedule for some DC 37 members

City employees represented by District Council 37 will be able to work a four-day week thanks to a pilot program instituted by the union and the Adams administration. The compressed workweek will …

Wynder, ex-LEEBA head, gets 40-month prison term

Kenneth Wynder, the former president of the Law Enforcement Employees Benevolent Association, was sentenced Wednesday to 40 months in prison for defrauding his union and its members of hundreds of …

Since last summer, the president of Local 2507 of District Council 37, Oren Barzilay, has been asking his parent union both in public calls in private communications to begin negotiations with the …

Adams reverses 5th firefighter cuts

The city is reinstating fifth firefighters who had been removed from 20 engine companies in December as part of budget cuts announced in November, Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday afternoon. The …

City restores funding for job training, schools programs

The restoration of a job training program and of funding for community schools by the Adams administration this week drew praise from two unions who had sued the city over the cuts. The unions, …

Joseph Zadroga, the father of an NYPD detective who died as a result of exposure to toxins at ground zero and who later advocated for a comprehensive law to provide health care for first responders, …

Raising the cap on the number of street vending permits in New York City would boost the city’s tax revenues by millions of dollars and improve the lives of thousands of street vendors, according …

CUNY unions reach tentative contract agreements

The City University of New York has reached tentative contract agreements with three unions representing more than 10,000 non-pedagogical staff in the public university system.  The tentative …

Court upholds city law shielding fast-food workers

A federal appeals court has upheld a city law protecting fast-food workers from being fired without a legitimate reason. The Wrongful Discharge Law, enacted in 2021, bars fast-food chains with at …

Hochul outlines agenda as crucial House elections wait on deck

Governor Kathy Hochul outlined her agenda for 2024 in a State of the State address on Tuesday, with the Democrat focusing on public safety and housing ahead of a pivotal election season in a state …

Mob-tied construction exec admits corruption charge

The mob-connected president of a New Jersey-based non-union firm pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony corruption charge in connection with a bid-rigging and bribery scheme that landed the company …

Fewer cops left NYPD last year

Fewer cops either retired or quit the NYPD in 2023 compared with recent years, but the number of officer departures remained high at a time the department is already contending with its lowest …

The United Federation of Teachers, joined by Staten Island Borough President Vito Fossella, has filed suit to try and stop the MTA’s congestion pricing plan, which the union argues would impose a …

A coalition of Columbia University students is urging classmates to withhold tuition for the upcoming semester to protest the university endowment’s investments in companies the students say are …

Hochul proposes paid leave for prenatal care

Governor Kathy Hochul wants to expand the state’s family-leave benefits by establishing paid prenatal leave, which would help expectant mothers access prenatal medical appointments throughout their …

Non-tenured NYU professors will hold a union election

Nearly 1,000 full-time non-tenure track New York University faculty members will vote in a union election later this year free from interference by university management, according to an agreement …

Notable drop in murders citywide reflects national trend

Overall crime citywide declined only slightly last year, but shootings and homicides dropped notably, leading Mayor Adams to declare New York was once again “the safest big city in America.” …

Mechanics strike Bronx Ford dealership

Technicians and mechanics at a Ford dealership in the Bronx walked out on strike Thursday morning in the hopes of getting management back to the bargaining table. The dozen striking workers at City …

Felony assaults on cops spiked last year

Felony assaults on police officers spiked in 2023, and union officials are blaming what they say are increasingly liberal criminal-justice laws.  According to the NYPD, 2,235 officers were the …

More than 380 Starbucks locations and 9,000 employees across the country have unionized since a store in Buffalo became the coffee giant’s first branch to join Starbucks Workers United in December …

631 officers boost thinning NYPD ranks

The NYPD welcomed 631 rookie cops to its ranks last week, but this latest recruit class is likely to be the next-to-last for as long as a year or more.  The Adams administration in November …

More than 70,000 New Yorkers employed in health care, entertainment, media, retail, legal, cultural, manufacturing and academic fields all walked out on strike in 2023, according to the city-based …

Firefighter, EMS unions slam congestion pricing ‘burden’

FDNY first responders are hammering the MTA’s congestion pricing plan, arguing that the $15 toll it will cost them to report to their stations and firehouses within Manhattan’s Central Business …

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