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Cooperation, not conflict, will help reduce crime

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.

Unions express concerns during ‘Evalpalooza’

Last Thursday in Albany, educators and legislators voiced displeasure with the teacher evaluation process and suggested a change of pace in its implementation.

Cuomo earns praise for minimum wage

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to impanel a board to examine minimum wage in the fast-food industry.

Multiple causes unite under May Day banner

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.

Freddie Gray and the Baltimore time bomb

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?”

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 ...