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DC 37 calls on extension of city beach/pool season on lifeguards’ behalf

District Council 37 and City Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine voiced support for expansion of city beach and pool season. They want it to end the last week of September instead of Labor Day.

FEMA’s grant to NYCHA is as welcome as spring

The impact of Hurricane Sandy on residents of the New York City Housing Authority, who were evacuated to safety or remained without heat or hot water in the fall of 2012, continues to demand attention.

Firefighters look to get back old disability pay

New York City firefighters are looking to restore disability pay for new hires that was lost under the previous state governor.

Fight for $15 and ‘Black Lives Matter’ take over NYC

Across the country, fast-food workers walked off their jobs in a display of solidarity and how far they will go for a living wage.

Car wash workers win strike, sending a powerful message

After four months on the picket lines that spanned a brutally cold winter and a difficult holiday season, “carwasheros” at Vegas Auto Spa in Brooklyn, N.Y., have won their strike and ratified a landmark contract agreement that includes wage hikes, ...

Fight for $15 & 'Black Lives Matter' take over NYC

Several studies have been done showing that an increase in the wages of these employees would help boost the economy and lower the burden on tax payers since workers wouldn’t have to rely on public assistance and food stamps in ...

National Action Network labor panel urges workers to raise hell

April 10, the nation’s top labor leaders took the struggle to protect the rights of working men and women to the annual National Action Network convention.

Report: 42 percent of workers in the US paid less than $15 an hour

A new report by the National Employment Law Project concluded that 42 percent of workers in the United States are paid less than $15 an hour.

Workers sue federal contractors

Contracted workers at the U.S. Department of Education, the National Park Service and the National Zoo have filed a complaint seeking $1.6 million in unpaid wages under the U.S. Service Contract Act.

Federal EEOC: NYC discriminated against minority/women employees

Monday, the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission determined that the city of New York had systematically discriminated against its employees on the basis of race and gender, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ...

McDonald’s workers offended by company’s wage ‘stunt’

One day after workers announced a planned strike on tax day, April 15, McDonald’s engaged in an act many workers have labeled as cynical.

DC 37 joins equal pay campaign push

Last week, DC 37 kicked off its pay equity campaign with an event at the union’s offices, co-sponsored by the union’s Latino Heritage and Women’s committees.

Wage increase left off state budget

It was reported Sunday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders had agreed on a new deal concerning the upcoming budget that would not include an increase in the state’s minimum wage.

Fight for $15: Raising the wage floor

April 15 is Tax Day. For many of us, it also is a reminder of the disparity between what working people pay in taxes versus what the 1 percent pay.

Teachers’ unions not happy with Cuomo administration’s Dream Act stance

A potential bill that would allow New York undocumented high school graduates to apply for state financial aid for college might be taken out of the governor’s budget.

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