Last month, we lauded playwright Alice Childress for being the first African-American woman to direct an off-Broadway play.
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that he would change his name to Amazon Cuomo to get the corporate giant to place their new headquarters here.
Saturdays, leading up to Election Day, members of one labor union take to the streets and go door-to-door to get out the vote.
Nine members of the American Federation of Teachers have brought a class-action lawsuit against Navient. The AFT members, from across four different states, believe that the student loan servicer misled borrowers who work in public service professions about accessing a loan forgiveness program to boost profits.
It took some years, but activists have pushed the governor to raise the age. But is it enough?
A city program designed to seize distressed properties faces criticism after reports of homeowners being kicked out of their living spaces. But the city thinks the criticism is unjustified.
The union representing probation officers has demanded that the city hand over payroll records and has accused officials of discrimination
A new report from a platform that connects renters with apartment listings showed a monthly dip in rent for an average New York City apartment. But it’s not enough to make a dent for the average resident.
In a poll released before Labor Day, Gallup confirmed that union approval is at its highest in more than a decade.
Unionized construction workers want the National Football League to know that one of its owners is bad news.
Nike began the 30th anniversary celebration of its “Just Do It” ad campaign with a splash.
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine could spell possible relief for those with sickle cell anemia.
“There weren’t any rules or regulations based on your work experience or title,” said Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies Executive Director Jennifer Jones Austin at the National Urban League headquarters Tuesday morning.
The ongoing battle between the New York City Council and Airbnb continued last week as the council passed a bill curtailing Airbnb’s NYC inroads.
New York State’s labor unions and governor have declared their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent labor ruling.
A new bill passed by the New York City Council looks to protect consumers from the bail bond industry.
“Justice for Junior” has become a rallying cry for a community dealing with the pitfalls of gang violence.
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo hit back at New York State Senate Republicans. The crime: not allowing a gun reform bill to make it to the Senate floor.
In a stunning upset, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated Congressman Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for the 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens.
Pleasure Chest workers were joined by a legislative ally in their fight for a better workplace.
One man, who’s on the staff of a school district in Manhattan, anonymously compared the demographics of the NBA to specialized high schools.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that his administration is meeting his OneNYC goal earlier than expected.
Graduate students on local college campuses continue to organize and fight for better wages and work conditions. In Washington, D.C., however, the U.S. Supreme Court is closer to making a decision that could affect union labor around the country.
DeBlasio (finally) gives thumbs-up on safe consumption facilities
A common refrain one would hear from elected officials is that housing segregation begets school segregation.
Two elected officials want to increase the number of Black and Hispanic students at specialized high schools.
The United States and the Philippines are the only places that allow commercial bail bonds in criminal cases.
Last week, community groups and elected officials took to Foley Square in Lower Manhattan to say they’re not going anywhere.
Democrats in New York State are celebrating a majority in the Senate, but the victory may be surface-level only.
32BJ and CWA pull away from Working Families Party
New York State didn’t have a law that banned cops from having sex with those in custody.
This month, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey voted on a new wage resolution that would increase their workers’ base pay from minimum wage to $19 an hour by 2023. The raises would affect 40,000 workers in New York and New Jersey airports, including security officers, wheelchair agents, baggage handlers, terminal cleaners and other airport workers.
Last week, members of 32BJ, along with security offices, rallied outside of 1180 Sixth Ave. to protest cuts to their wages and benefits.
A new report from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer shows that off-peak subway service has dropped despite a ridership increase during those hours.
Despite the controversial nature of the plan, the Jerome Avenue rezoning plan passed with little resistance in the New York City Council this month.
Carved into the front desk of the Bethesda Healing Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn is the phrase “We are destined to win.” Approximately 30 feet away from the desk stood actress Cynthia Nixon, of “Sex and the City” fame, hoping to make that statement a reality.
It’s election season, which means it’s time for labor unions to plant their flag in the camp of their preferred candidates.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had to choose which person he wanted to lead the city’s schools. New Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza doesn’t have a choice for what agenda to attack first.
City Hall and the New York Police Department are feeling the heat after a recent Buzzfeed report on the disciplinary action taken against abusive officers.
“Houston’s loss is New York City’s gain,” said American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and Houston Federation of Teachers President Zeph Capo in a joint statement.
With the economically disadvantaged being priced out of Manhattan, Inwood residents are fighting to hold on to the place they’ve called home.
A report from the American Civil Liberties Union shows how private debt collection companies keep Americans living in terror.
Like Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown, the Republicans have tricked Democrats into agreeing on a bill without a deal for immigrants and Dreamers, leaving Democrats angry. Labor leaders and pro-immigration activists aren’t happy about it either.
A group of local community activists, labor and legal advocacy leaders sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross urging him to reject a proposal from the Department of Justice that would change the U.S. Census.
It’s taking too long. It’s going too quickly. More facilities aren’t the answer. He’s not protecting inmates. He’s not protecting correction officers.
Politicians from both sides claimed bipartisanship after passing a spending bill, but immigrants are wondering who’s looking out for them.
In 1992, John (not his real name) and his friends were stopped by police while riding around in a car.
A Bus Rapid Transit Planning International report, commissioned by Transportation Alternatives, concluded that the MTA and City Hall’s contingency plan for the L-train shutdown doesn’t suffice.
According to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, 26 school districts in the state are in need of financial assistance.
The day honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has passed, but unions and activists will continue to honor him in February.
With the City of Philadelphia contemplating a program that would provide intravenous drug users a medically supervised place to get high, advocates want New York to follow suit.