Last week, educators and educational activists called for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ax plans for an Education Investment Tax Credit, which they call a “scheme” to divert money from public education.
Earlier this month, Environmental Service Systems employees walked off the job, demanding that their employer respect their right to be represented by their union, Local 32BJ.
All New Yorkers must be concerned with fighting crime, but it is the city government’s mandate to focus on keeping all New Yorkers and visitors safe.
Last Thursday in Albany, educators and legislators voiced displeasure with the teacher evaluation process and suggested a change of pace in its implementation.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to impanel a board to examine minimum wage in the fast-food industry.
Given the current socially, politically and racially charged climate, it shouldn’t have surprised a soul that this year’s May Day rally in Manhattan took on more of an edge.
Langston Hughes opens his powerful poem “Harlem” with the question, “What happens to a dream deferred?” He ends with another question, “Or does it explode?”
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.
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.
New York City firefighters are looking to restore disability pay for new hires that was lost under the previous state governor.
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.
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, ...
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 ...
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.
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.