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FDNY union blasts 5th firefighter cuts

The head of the Uniformed Firefighters Association sounded the alarm Monday regarding the removal this weekend of a fifth firefighter from 20 engine companies citywide. Andy Ansbro, the UFA's …

Former NYPD officer cops to cocaine conspiracy charges

A former NYPD officer faces up to 20 years in prison after admitting his participation in a massive drug trafficking operation that eventually imported hundreds of kilos of cocaine from Mexico and …

City's 'Strongest' OK 50-month pact

Sanitation workers have ratified a 50-month deal that will bring them raises of nearly 19 percent over the life of the agreement. Of the 3,124 members of Teamsters Local 831, the Uniformed …

Little progress on cleaners contract

About 20,000 commercial office cleaners in the city are poised to walk off the job following what their union has called untenable proposed changes to their existing labor agreement.  According …

Delivery workers prevail in minimum-wage skirmish

A state appeals court justice upheld the city’s minimum wage law for app-based restaurant delivery workers, whose pay will now increase to $17.96 per hour. In June, the Adams administration …

Union leader quits congestion-pricing panel

John Samuelsen, the international president of the Transport Workers of America, resigned in protest from the panel tasked with issuing congestion-pricing proposals hours before it issued its final …

Workers, advocates push for contract, increased funding at CUNY

Members of the Professional Staff Congress and education advocates rallied Saturday for a contract and increased funding for the City University of New York and railed against continuing cuts to the …

Taxi union rips congestion-pricing proposal

The city’s yellow cab drivers will have to dish out $1.25 for every trip they make into Manhattan below 60th Street, according to the most recent congestion pricing proposal, a fee the New York …

Monsignor John Delendick, who as an FDNY chaplain for nearly 28 years guided firefighters and their families through the aftermath of 9/11, was honored and remembered at a funeral Mass on Friday at …

Worker protections on Lander's agenda

City Comptroller Brad Lander wants to expand his office’s ability to hold unscrupulous employers accountable for illegal wage theft, retaliation and other forms of worker exploitation by broadening …

City schools ramp up efforts to hire bilingual teachers

Amid a surge in students from families seeking asylum, the city public school system is looking to address a shortage of bilingual educators while members of the City Council and other advocates are …

Whether it’s the flooding of basement apartments in the outer boroughs, deadly blizzards in Buffalo, heatwaves on Long Island or wildfire smoke blanketing skies across the state, New Yorkers have …

Hiring freeze will test NYPD

Later this month, more than 600 police officer recruits will conclude their academy training and join the NYPD. If convention is any guide, the rookie cops’ first assignment will be to patrol Times …

Federal firefighters await pay fate

The nation’s wildland firefighters have once more been left to hang.  Although the roughly 19,000 federal firefighters last year received substantial pay bumps of either $20,000 or 50 percent …

City now prohibits discrimination based on weight and height

A city law barring discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on an individual’s weight or height took effect last week and was universally praised by members of the City …

eBay chided for revoking support for workers’ unionization rights

Months after 300 workers at a trading card retailer owned by eBay voted to unionize, the e-commerce giant removed language from its human rights policy statement that committed the company to honor …

Mount Sinai postdocs set Dec. 6 strike date

Postdoctoral workers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who have been in negotiations for a first contract for more than a year, have set a Dec. 6 strike date. The Sinai Postdoctoral …

Cops, schools, sanitation, EMS, libraries: spending cuts target every agency

New Yorkers will endure immediate reductions to library and sanitation services, have access to less preschool spots and see fewer cops on patrol in the coming months, according to city officials’ …

For 20,000 NYC service workers, contract talks at a fraught time

When the day is done for the tens of thousands people working in offices in the Empire State Building, at One World Trade Center, Hudson Yards and hundreds of other buildings in the city, cleaning …

Amid a rising number of on-the-job assaults of FDNY EMTs and paramedics, the City Council is considering two bills that would mandate that the department provide every member of their EMS services …

Court upholds city’s diaphragm compression ban

A city law forbidding police from using chokeholds or sitting, kneeling, or standing on someone's torso during an arrest was upheld Monday by the state's highest court. The law, passed after the …

Thousands of vacant positions axed as part of city spending cuts

More than 2,000 vacant positions in the municipal workforce are being eliminated as part of the city’s recently announced budget cuts. Mandated to trim 5 percent from their budgets under the …

Metro-North RR, unions reach tentative deal

The Transport Workers Union and Metro-North Railroad have reached a tentative contract agreement for about 600 train mechanics, inspectors, cleaners and cabinet makers. And they will have to do it …

DCAS botched 2 FDNY promotional lists, firefighters say

The FDNY, firefighters and their unions have sounded alarms about the results of a promotional exam they say were twice botched by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services.  DCAS …

Advocates hail 'Clean Slate' law's enactment

New Yorkers with a criminal history could have an easier time finding employment and housing opportunities thanks to the Clean Slate Act, which was signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul Thursday. …

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