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Comptroller warns city to steer clear of 'fiscal cliff'

The city’s looming budget crisis isn’t due to just increased spending associated with the migrant crisis – it’s also because of a growing number of unfunded city programs, State Comptroller …

Ten alleged members of the Gambino crime family and their associates were arrested Thursday, accused of using violence and intimidation to gain footholds in the city’s garbage carting and …

Citing 3-decade low, PBA lobbies for more officers

Noting that the city has fewer cops than at any time since 1990, the head of the NYPD’s principal union says the department’s ever-dwindling number of officers could compromise the city’s …

Elected officials and advocates are calling on the Adams administration to undo the cancellation of a 250-person class of school safety agents, citing the potential for violence, including from …

Legislation expands pathways into civil service for veterans

Just ahead of Veterans Day, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a series of bills providing more pathways for veterans to enter the civil service. One bill establishes the Veterans Internship …

Last month, Mayor Eric Adams, standing behind a podium in the City Hall rotunda, proudly announced that his administration had reached a deal with Teamsters Local 831 , the Uniformed Sanitationmen's …

Non-union construction laborers get union support on pay

The housing affordability crisis gripping the city is pricing more and more working New Yorkers out of their neighborhoods, and pushing construction workers to demand a larger share of the pie from …

Union says Audubon's contract stance hurts conservation mission

Unionized workers with the National Audubon Society converged on the New York City-based nonprofit’s leadership conference in Colorado last week to call on the conservation organization to bargain …

City's gender wage gap endures, report finds

Despite the nation’s gender pay gap slightly narrowing over the past 25 years, the disparity remains stubbornly stagnant in New York City, according to a recent report. Last year, women in New York …

Staff at Jean-Georges' ABC Cocina strike during Friday dinner rush

As dinner service neared its peak last Friday, more than 15 servers, bartenders and food runners walked out of the back entrance of ABC Cocina, Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s …

Unions object to NYPD’s request for teleworking compliance checks

In negotiations this fall with District Council 37 over teleworking policies, the NYPD requested the right to conduct compliance checks on NYPD employees working remotely to ensure that they are …

Local 372's do-over election is upheld

Shaun Francois’ win in the re-run officer election of District Council 37’s Local 372 has been upheld by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees’ judicial panel. …

Columbia postdocs ratify contract, averting strike

Postdoctoral workers at Columbia University have ratified a contract that provides 24-percent raises over the course of a three-year pact and establishes a $500,000 hardship fund, their union …

Uber and Lyft drivers awarded $328 million settlement

About 100,000 current and former Uber and Lyft drivers will share in a $328 million settlement from the rideshare companies following findings by the state attorney general’s office that the …

Wildland firefighters could lose pay

A substantial but temporary pay boost for federal wildland firefighters will sunset in the coming weeks and some officials fear a massive exodus of experienced personnel, even as wildland fire …

FDNY EMS chief warns budget cuts could worsen response times

The FDNY’s chief of emergency medical services said further budget cuts at the department could have a “significant effect” on response times for ambulance crews. In September, Mayor Eric Adams …

Earlier this month, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that requires public schools to create a “Workplace Readiness Week” whose purpose is to teach high school students …

'Pseudo' unions complicate city's waste hauling efforts

For nearly a decade, New York City’s Department of Sanitation has been working on overhauling the regulations governing how dozens of private sanitation companies collect the three million tons of …

Nurses push for national safe-staffing standards

“I’ve been in situations where I know if I had fewer patients, I might have been able to save a patient’s life. It is the worst feeling you can imagine,” Nancy Hagans, the president of …

Class of 250 school safety agents suddenly scrapped

The Adams administration has given no reason for its sudden cancellation of a class of 250 school safety agents, and the union that represents the agents blasted the city for failing to explain its …

'Strongest' union, city reach tentative contract agreement

The city’s sanitation workers union and the Adams administration have reached agreement on a five-year, two-month contract that, pending ratification by the rank and file, will bring the city’s …

After strike pause, DCI, orchestra musicians settle contract

Musicians with the Distinguished Concerts International New York Orchestra have secured a first contract following four years of negotiations with the company.  According to the terms of the …

Fire Museum documents the FDNY academy’s long history

The FDNY’s fire academy has changed a lot since the days when recruits would train in the backyard of a Midtown firehouse wearing no other gear than a wool tank top reading “probationary …

Non-union city workers will get telework option

The pilot program allowing some city workers represented by District Council 37 to work remotely up to two days a week will be expanded to city managers and other non-unionized employees, according …

Congestion pricing will spur spending on MTA labor

New Yorkers lose 117 hours on average each year because of traffic congestion, according to the MTA, setting them back $1,976 in lost productivity and other costs annualy. The city’s Central …

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