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Building workers, allies march on High Line for better conditions

Demands for affordable housing and better wages have become a rallying cry for many Americans, and last Thursday was no different. Hundreds of union apartment building workers and nonunion building employees joined with elected officials, affordable housing advocates and local ...

Coalition launched to protect construction workers and defend scaffold law

A diverse collection of workers, organizations and advocates have formed a new coalition designed to defend New York’s Scaffold Safety Law and push for increased enforcement of New York’s construction safety standards.

King would support New York airport service workers

Forty-six years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.

Officials stand up for fired UPS workers

United Parcel Service workers are fighting back over the loss of their jobs.

Airport workers march in honor of MLK’s ‘dream’

New York City area airport workers continued their fight for better wages last Friday while honoring a civil rights legend.

Court victory reinstates disabled city employees

Disabled city workers laid off by the Bloomberg administration are now able to return to work after a court decision.

School bus drivers want protection

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1181 wants New York City’s school busing contracts to include employee protection provisions (EPPs).

Potential buys of LICH campus unveiled

SUNY Downstate revealed the nine requests for proposals that met the minimum requirements for bidding.

Fast-food workers get louder with protests

fast-food workers filled a class-action lawsuits against McDonald’s in several states and joined a 30-day protest against the company.

Wage theft accusations dominate suit against McDonald’s

Looks like the spotlight on McDonald’s and its pay practices will be a little bit brighter in 2014.

CUNY professors announce support for ‘universal pre-K’

While New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio remains in a dogfight with Albany over universal pre-K, he’s still gaining support for the venture in the process.

Shavar Jeffries gets first union endorsement

Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries received his first union endorsement last week from Local 97

South African Blacks Need 500 Years to Close Wage Gap With Whites - Report

Union officials at a national bargaining conference in Pretoria had troubling news for workers hoping to get better pay and working conditions in the coming year.

City workers hold Fair Pay Forum

While education is getting all of the coverage, the unions and the new city budget look to be the central story of not only this year, but the current administration’s legacy.

Workers honor International Women’s Day, call out Koch brothers

In honor of International Women’s Day, hundreds of nurses, caregivers, community activists, union members and elected officials held a march and rally on the Upper East Side to tell the Koch brothers that all New Yorkers need quality health care.

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