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On Thursday, after 11 weeks on strike, a group of unionized workers at the nonprofit legal services firm Mobilization for Justice picketing outside of their Manhattan headquarters held a vote.  …

Man who tried to kill NYPD officers gets 27 years

The man who tried to kill NYPD officers with a long knife as part of a violent jihad on New Year’s Eve 2022 has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.  Trevor Bickford, 20, of Wells, Maine, had …

Cuts could trim libraries’ Saturday service

Ayana Yanai periodically visits the Morningside Heights Library to check out books for the fifth-grade student she tutors in reading. Yanai, a Columbia graduate student on a teacher certification …

As part of the budget cuts imposed by Mayor Eric Adams in the last two years, the FDNY has trimmed its overtime spending, instituted a partial hiring freeze and, most drastically, terminated …

Two educators said they were fired or forced to resign from the city public school system after they were doxxed for expressing views that were in support of Palestine. James Parra, who worked as a …

Federal warehouse worker protection bill introduced

Warehouse workers nationwide would no longer have to meet speed quotas and employers would have to establish national ergonomic standards, according to legislation introduced by Congressional …

Pregnant bus operators suing New York City Transit for allegedly failing to provide them with reasonable accommodations urged the authority to address the issue. During a MTA board meeting Tuesday, …

Former Brewster cop sentenced for sex-bribery scheme

A former Brewster cop has been sentenced to three years in prison for protecting members of two Queens-based prostitution businesses from law enforcement in exchange for sex, which he occasionally …

Workers celebrate May Day with gazes fixed on Gaza

Since students at Columbia University set up an encampment at their Morningside Heights campus last month to demand that the school sever its financial ties with Israel, hundreds of students at …

James Mager was a born and bred New Yorker. The youngest of six children, raised in the Bronx, he followed in the steps of his father, an FDNY lieutenant, and joined the department in his late …

UAW organizers in contract clash with union

Amid a changing of the guard in the top leadership of the United Auto Workers last spring, several dozen staff organizers formed an independent staff union hoping to secure a collective bargaining …

Nail salon workers are more likely to experience reproductive health issues and pregnancy complications, a recent report from the New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition found. A survey of more than …

An increase in the incidence of a rat-borne disease in city residents, among them Department of Sanitation workers, has officials concerned even as mitigation methods appear to show that the …

Women of color are bearing the brunt of the municipal pay gap and will continue to do so unless the city intervenes, a recent report and hearing by the City Council found. The phenomenon of …

Hundreds of security guards and officers represented by Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ assembled near Bryant Park Thursday afternoon to demand contracts that reflect what they …

Many among the 43 New Yorkers who died on the job in the past year were Latino.  That’s in line with national trends, which showed that Latinos were most at risk of dying in the workplace, …

FDNY inspectors secured '25 and out' pension benefit

Fire protection inspectors at the FDNY won a long-sought 25-year retirement pension option that will enable many inspectors to retire earlier than before, according to a provision included in the …

'Misclassified' clerical workers owed $2.7M

A staffing company must pay more than $2.7 million to more than 300 temporary clerical employees working at several NYC Health + Hospitals facilities for misclassifying the workers, according to a …

Tier 6 reforms included in state budget

In a long-sought triumph for public-sector unions, state lawmakers and Governor Kathy Hochul have instituted changes to the Tier 6 retirement plan they said will make it easier to attract people to …

Workers from New York City converged on a hotel outside of Chicago last weekend for the Labor Notes Conference, a gathering of workers, organizers and retirees from around the world held every two …

City restores 2 NYPD academy classes

With the NYPD’s headcount at a generational low and officer departures still running high, Mayor Eric Adams on Saturday announced the restoration of two police academy classes that had been …

Council probes lengthy Fair Workweek investigations

City Council members have voiced concerns about the increased amount of time it is taking the city to conduct and close Fair Workweek investigations. During a hearing of the Council’s Consumer and …

Tennessee VW workers overwhelmingly vote to join UAW

Employees at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, overwhelmingly voted to join the United Auto Workers union Friday in a historic first test of the UAW's renewed effort to organize …

Retail workers push for bill that would boost safety

“We weren’t prepared for that day,” said Jerome Bridges, an employee at a Buffalo grocery store where 10 people were shot and killed on May 14, 2022. “That day was horrible for me. I still …

DC 37, NYCHA in telework agreement

Workers at the New York City Housing Authority will be able to telework up to two days a week, according to an agreement between NYCHA and District Council 37 that ends a years-long dispute between …

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