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Taxi drivers say no to De Blasio's new traffic safety regulations

New York City taxi drivers are not happy with recent traffic safety regulations that may stifle their ability to make money.

A contract for DC 37’s newest members

Grand Central Partnership business improvement district workers have scored a victory with assistance from the biggest public employee union in New York City.

Report: Blacks strongly benefit from union jobs

According to a recent report by an independent, nonpartisan think tank, union jobs help African-Americans move up the economic ladder, boost pay and benefits and bring families out of poverty.

Cuomo announces more wage theft cases resolved in 2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that more than 6,700 wage theft cases were resolved in New York in 2013

Common Core causes tug-of-war between Board of Regents and Gov. Andrew Cuomo

The implementation of Common Core Learning Standards in New York schools has brought about a plethora of dialogue and debate among parents, teachers, school administrators and local community leaders alike.

Newark Airport workers: Still waiting for their raise

On Monday, airport workers, activists, clergymen and elected officials protested at United Airlines’ offices at Newark Liberty International Airport in support of higher wages. With workers at John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports recently celebrating a wage increase, Newark Airport’s ...

More hop onboard de Blasio’s pre-K bandwagon

The chorus of those in favor of universal pre-K for all of New York City’s children has grown significantly.

Immunization clinics closing

A couple of immunization clinics in the five boroughs—lifelines for underserved New Yorkers who need vaccinations for their children—are slated to close at the end of the month.

NY and NJ Port Authority orders $1 pay hike for airline workers

Following President Obama's announcement of his Executive Order to raise the minimum wage for federal workers to $10.10, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ordered airlines to give their minimum wage employees an immediate raise.

Airport workers and supporters arrested at MLK protests

They gave you fair warning in December. Beware.

NLRB to Walmart: We’re watching you

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)wanted to remind Walmart one more time that they’re on notice.

Legislators push for immediate minimum wage reform

With the state of California having recently increased its minimum wage to $10 an hour and New Jersey voters having approved a measure to increase its state’s wage and index future increases to inflation, it was high time for New ...

Workers put pressure on Port Authority over MLK Day

Airport workers gave the Port Authority a warning, and now elected officials have fired verbal warning shots on the workers’ behalf as well.

Union leaders hope for change under de Blasio

Currently, all public unions are working without contracts and are looking to negotiate raises and back pay as soon as possible. The projected budget shortfall for this fiscal year, however, makes the unions’ desire seem more like wishful thinking. Nevertheless, ...

Centennial anniversary of Ford’s $5 a day wage increase

One of Ford’s motives was to improve the sales of his Model T by providing his workers with a salary so they could afford to purchase the product they helped produce. These job opportunities were good news and bad news ...