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A year into a strike at Brooklyn’s United Metro Energy oil terminal, Teamsters-backed workers at the company are calling on the city to cancel its multi-million-dollar contract with the John …

Former judge gets 15 months for embezzlement coverup

A former Brooklyn Supreme Court justice was sentenced to 15 months in prison for obstructing a federal investigation of embezzlement at the Municipal Credit Union, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s …

Building workers reach tentative contract deal, averting strike

32BJ of the Service Employees International Union reached a four-year tentative contract agreement with the Realty Advisory Board, averting a proposed strike one day before the pact that covers …

School stabbing renews calls for more safety agents

After a school safety agent and a teacher were stabbed while defending a guidance counselor at a Bronx elementary school, unions representing teachers and principals called on the city to restore …

Second Amazon facility on Staten Island to vote on unionization

Following the Amazon Labor Union’s famous win at a neighboring facility early this month, a second Amazon warehouse facility in Staten Island is set to hold their union vote the week of April …

Bleak house

Many years ago, when I was an underachieving, neurotic teenager bursting with urban angst and  an insatiable urge to prove myself in any way I could, as long as the goal was elusive and …

Ex-COBA boss Seabrook could have sentenced reduced

Norman Seabrook, the former head of the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, might have gotten too harsh of a prison sentence when he was ordered to spend nearly five years behind bars for …

Challenges for police as shootings, crime spike

The plague of shootings that have roiled some city neighborhoods since shortly after the start of the pandemic just over two years ago is showing no sign of abating, according to the latest police …

Punched, stabbed, shot on the job

“It’s pretty staggering that two million Americans will face workplace violence and 1,000 will lead to death,” said Vinny Alvarez, president of the New York City Central Labor Council. “I think more workplaces and employers can be doing things to mitigate workplace violence.”

Starbucks hit with onslaught of unfair labor practice charges

In December, a small Buffalo-area Starbucks store voted in favor of unionizing with Workers United, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union. Those 19 votes cast for the union in …

Spike in unionizing petitions swamps Labor Board

The number of union representation petitions filed at the National Labor Relations Board has jumped 57 percent during the past six months—but the increased workload for the federal agency comes at …

Adams vows to combat gun violence

With gun violence again roiling the city and the nation, Mayor Eric Adams has once more called for outside help in combating the scourge of illegal guns, but also insisted that stopping and …

‘Fix our schools’: CUNY students, faculty plead for campus fixes

Rats, broken toilets, crumbling ceilings. Some of the City University of New York's aging campuses are in such dire conditions that they have reached crisis level, according to students and faculty …

Comptroller returns Medicare plan to Adams administration

City comptroller Brad Lander said he lacks “sufficient information” to register the contract for a controversial Medicare plan for city retirees, dealing the proposal, already beset by widespread …

Unemployment soars for people living with disabilities

The unemployment rate for the nearly 1 million New York City residents living with a disability skyrocketed during the pandemic and shows little sign of easing, despite an overall decrease since …

Teacher hopeful of turning the tide at the UFT

For veteran teacher Camille Eterno, safety concerns for her fellow educators during the coronavirus pandemic were what prompted her to run to become the United Federation of Teachers’s next …

Unions, lawmakers give ‘Clean Slate’ a final push

Elected officials and civil rights and union leaders rallied last week at the New York State Capitol building in an effort to push Governor Kathy Hochul and legislators to include the Clean Slate Act …

Museum of Natural History workers holding union election

More than 180 employees at the American Museum of Natural History are seeking to unionize, reflecting a recent wave of cultural institutions organizing over the past few years.An in-person election …

Rising prices at the pump dent livelihood of city’s app workers

Sonam Ghisling Lama begins his days by 8 a.m. and works until 6 or 7 in the evening—an average of 50-55 hours each week spent hurrying people to their meetings and doctor’s appointments, picking …

‘We've gone back a century”: The fire’s fallout

“It was as though we had all done something wrong. It shouldn't have been. We were sorry. Mea culpa! Mea culpa! We didn't want it that way." Speaking at Cornell University in 1964, Frances …

2nd SI Amazon warehouse will vote on unionization

A second Amazon warehouse in Staten Island will have a union election next month, the National Labor Relations Board said last week. In-person voting will be held at the facility known as LDJ5 …

Resistance greets Hochul’s bid to change bail laws

Advocates and lawmakers are pushing back on Governor Kathy Hochul’s plan to enact more restrictive bail laws as she looks to respond to increases in major crimes and gun violence. Hochul said she …

CUNY union questions vax mandate

Faculty and staff at the City University of New York represented by the Professional Staff Congress must be fully vaccinated against coronavirus by April 1, but the union questioned why that policy …

City jails overrun by ‘dysfunction,’ report notes

In a damning indictment of the Department of Correction’s new leadership team, the federal monitor overseeing reforms in city jails found that DOC efforts to thwart violence inside lockups has …

Hundreds will lose jobs as tracing program ends

The city’s public-hospital system plans to terminate nearly 900 contact tracers in late April as its contact tracing program concludes. NYC Health + Hospitals will lay off 874 contact tracers …

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