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Black McDonald’s workers file civil suit

McDonald’s workers fired last year at three stores in Virginia filed a civil suit against the company, alleging that a pattern of racial and sexual discrimination flourished at the franchise locations.

Caregivers at for-profit NYC, Long Island nursing homes vote to strike

Caregivers at more than three dozen for-profit Long Island and New York City nursing homes have voted to strike, with the desire to improve continuity of resident care and secure living wages and benefits for nursing home workers.

Bronx Youth Empowerment, Council Member Andy King host community meal and gift-giving event

Eight years ago, Council Member Andy King and his family hosted a holiday meal and gift-giving event, opening their Bronx home to neighborhood children from youth programs, nearby NYCHA developments and throughout the community.

The Fight for $15

2015 presents daunting challenges for working people and progressives. Because last November’s elections saw the nation’s most conservative legislators capture the U.S. Senate and increase their hold on the House, the next Congress is expected to bring more obstruction and ...

Horse Carriage workers rally against de Blasio legislation

This past month has seen horse carriage workers and their supporters go on the offensive after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced legislation to eliminate their profession.

UFT and Cuomo at odds over teacher evaluations

New York State Gov. Cuomo has decided to renege on an agreement to prevent student test scores from dragging down teacher ratings during the evaluation process. He said he won’t shield teachers from the consequences of a controversial rollout of ...

Construction workers rally against dangerous working conditions

Up to 1,000 construction workers dealt with the bitter cold to protest working conditions at JDS Development Group’s project on West 57th Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

Fast-food workers continue ‘Fight for $15’ joined by dollar store workers

After snatching up support from airport workers, fast-food employees fighting for a living wage have gathered support from workers in another industry.

Unions and Eric Garner: Both sides of the fence

When the news of NYPD police officer Daniel Pantaleo’s non-indictment in the chokehold death of Eric Garner broke, it sent shockwaves around the country for a variety of reasons, with union leaders among the many voices poking through the noise.

Airport workers join fast-food and home-care workers in fight for $15/hour wage

You can add airport workers to the list of service employees fighting for a “living wage.”

Protests dominate Black Friday across the country

In a move that didn’t surprise many, workers and activists around the country used the biggest shopping day of the year to voice their concerns about labor and fair wages.

City announces contract agreement between school custodians and public school cleaners and handypersons

School custodians and public school cleaners and handypersons have a new agreement, according to the mayor’s office.

New report suggests wage theft of airport worker salaries

Airport workers in New York have been fighting for better benefits and a living wage for several years.

Good government is based on cooperation

Just hours after the recent midterm elections, talk of impeachment was already on the lips of pundits, and polarization....

WTC window washers glad to have feet on the ground

When Juan Lopez and Juan Lizama went to wash windows on the new One World Trade Center last Wednesday, neither of them thought the day would end with them on local and national news.

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