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STEM teachers who 'want to be there' for students honored

“When students come into the classroom, my big assumption is ‘You’re all going to be scientists’  — that’s my goal,” said Molly Shabica, the recipient of a Sloan Award for …

Two unions are seeking to replace a union representing 130 drivers, helpers, welders, mechanics and other laborers at Cogent Waste , a private hauling company that collects garbage from businesses …

Feds propose new safety standards for rail workers

The Federal Transit Administration has for the first time proposed a set of rules and protocols to better ensure the safety of track workers nationwide. The new, comprehensive so-called “minimum …

S.I. University Hospital nurses set April 2 strike date

Nurses at Staten Island University Hospital will strike April 2 if a contract agreement isn’t reached with Northwell Health that includes substantial pay increases and also addresses staffing woes. …

Adams, Kavanagh express support for EMS pay parity

When Eric Adams was running in the Democratic Party primary for mayor in 2021, he received the endorsement of District Council 37’s Local 2507, which represents the FDNY’s EMTs, paramedics and …

City attorney, judge joust on Medicare matter

A state appellate judge and a city attorney sparred Thursday about whether assurances made to city workers decades ago regarding their health care were essentially lifelong, unbreakable …

Unionized workers at the nonprofit legal-aid organization Mobilization for Justice have been on strike for nearly a month after voting overwhelmingly to reject management’s final contract offer in …

The union representing more than 11,000 adjuncts at the City University of New York slammed a recent proposal from CUNY management to significantly increase how many semesters adjuncts must teach …

Her story

It's Women's History Month. In a world half made up of women and half made by women, there's just one-twelfth of the calendar to celebrate that, so let's get to it. Artist Adrienne Ottenberg has …

On Rikers, LaGuardia students teach and learn

“We don’t have to fight with people to educate them,” Cory Rowe, an associate professor of Criminal Justice at LaGuardia Community College-CUNY, told her new team of justice fellows, a cadre of …

UN agency says criminals reap $236B a year in profits from forced labor

Illegal profits from forced labor worldwide have risen to the "obscene" amount of $236 billion per year, the U.N. labor agency reported Tuesday, with sexual exploitation to blame for three-fourths of …

Court turns back CUNY profs' attempt to reject union

Six City University of New York professors will appeal to the Supreme Court a recent decision mandating that they must be represented by the Professional Staff Congress.  The professors, who had …

Isaac Harris, pictured above in the light suit among Triangle Shirtwaist Factory workers, and Max Blanck, to his left, established the Triangle Waist Company in 1900 and moved into the eighth floor …

The state's top court has affirmed the right of individual unionized public employees to sue their unions for injunctive relief, finding that legal precedent circumscribes union members’ right to …

Several members of a District Council 37 union representing lifeguards nominated as candidates in an upcoming leadership election have been barred from running by the local’s election committee. In …

Tribeca company owes $57K to SI Ferry guards

A security company must pay more than $57,000 in back wages, interest and penalties for failing to provide armed security guards working at the Staten Island Ferry terminal with benefits as required …

S.I. University Hospital nurses authorize strike

Nurses at Staten Island University Hospital say they’re sick of being asked to take on several roles at once because of persistent understaffing, and have voted in favor of going on strike, the New …

Gender pay gap no closer to narrowing

New York may be the state with the third-lowest gender wage gap, but women still earn just 88 cents for every dollar earned by men, advocates emphasized at a rally spotlighting Equal Pay Day. Mayor …

Workers who support New York City’s community composting ecosystem rallied on the steps of City Hall Thursday to call on Mayor Eric Adams and the City Council to fully fund the eight nonprofits …

The accomplice of a mob-connected head of a construction firm has been sentenced to six months in jail for his role in a bid-rigging and bribery scheme that got the company drywall and carpentry work …

NYPD targeting critics on social media. That brings its own set of worries

The first "NYPD: Most Wanted" video was meant to be intimidating. Over a pounding soundtrack, the montage cuts among stock images and body-camera footage of actual police raids. A fake gun …

A month after a report concluded the city’s housing vacancy rate had dropped to a historic low, the Adams administration announced it would partner with a construction union and a real estate firm …

FDNY will not investigate firefighters who booed James

When FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh took the stage at an FDNY promotional ceremony at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn in February 2023, she was met with a chorus of boos from the …

New School, student workers settle strike

The union representing student academic workers at The New School and university officials have reached a contract agreement.  Local 7902 of the United Auto Workers announced last week that it …

Nonprofit human services workers push for parity

Nonprofit organizations and elected officials rallied in Albany Monday to push for legislation that would enact a higher cost-of-living adjustment for human services workers and also establish a wage …

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