Last Wednesday, members of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced that he would ban hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the state, citing potential health risks. The praise, as well as the condemnation was quick to appear.
NYPD officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio, booing him at a graduation ceremony and charging that he is complicit in the shooting deaths of two city cops make Gotham look bad. But the animosity has much to do with union contracts and the re-election of the police union president.
In 2011, while caught up in a corruption scandal, former NYPD Detective Stephen Anderson testified in court that fabricating drug charges on innocent victims to meet quotas was common practice.
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.
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 the new Common Core standards.
With the senseless murders of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu dominating the headlines, many in mainstream media have forgotten about Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s first victim: Shaneka Thompson.
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.
The New York City Specialized High Schools Admissions Test debate heated up when alums of several schools rallied in front of City Hall last Thursday.
After snatching up support from airport workers, fast-food employees fighting for a living wage have gathered support from workers in another industry.
Trayvon Martin. Akai Gurley. Michael Brown. Now add Tamir Rice to the list.