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JFK baggage handlers go on strike

Airport workers continued the fight for their rights, as baggage handlers at John F. Kennedy Airport went on strike last week.

Only government funding can save public housing

New York City’s attempts to sell New York City Housing Authority properties to private developers should be a concern to all New Yorkers.

MTA, Straphangers Campaign urge patience

With the upcoming increase in fares, many commuters are unhappy with the service provided by public transportation.

Local Union 137 wants sheet metal apprentices

If you live in New York City and are looking for work, the Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local Union 137 is currently conducting recruitments every Monday until Feb. 8, 2016, for sign hanger and rigger apprentices.

Unions, activists praise de Blasio on housing, wage goals

Some activists appreciated Mayor Bill de Blasio's focus on his goal of increasing the city’s minimum wage and creating more affordable housing while maintaining already affordable units during his State of the City address Tuesday morning.

UFT goes on the offensive against Cuomo, charter schools

In Cuomo’s State of the State address last month, the governor advocated raising the cap on charter schools, basing half of teacher evaluations on student test scores, putting struggling schools into receivership and extending a teacher’s probationary period from three ...

The best of our nation’s history

A major goal of Black History Month is to more fully integrate our long journey into our national narrative, but we are not there yet. Not nearly enough of our schools, educators and leaders know or are willing to acknowledge ...

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.