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Cuomo: Employers will pay almost $4 million in back wages and damages to workers

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, on behalf of workers, just told businesses to pay up.

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Retired New Yorkers wanted for benefits counseling program

The Community Service Society is looking for retired New Yorkers 55 years old and older for volunteer public benefit counselor gigs.

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NELP analysis aims criticism at recent ‘Ban the Box’ studies

A new policy brief from the National Employment Law Project looked to debunk several reports that concluded “Ban the Box” laws hurt men of color who don’t have criminal records.

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DC 37 announces endorsements for Primary Tuesday

With the New York Primaries one month away (Sept. 13), the largest public union in New York City announced some of its endorsements this week.

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CUNY’s faculty and staff ratify contract

The Professional Staff Congress, the union that represents the City University of New York’s faculty and staff, ratified their new contract last week.

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Unions and economists react to Trump’s economic speech

Republican Presidential Donald Trump gave a speech in Detroit that unveiled his economic policies if he is elected in November. But some people aren’t buying it.

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Are all marijuana arrests created equal?

A recent analysis of statistics from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services by police reform advocacy group found that marijuana arrests rose in the first six months of 2016 compared with the same period last year.

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Tenants, housing advocates and elected officials battle illegal hotel operator

Tenants, housing advocates and elected officials are rallying against Imperial Court building owner Michael Edelstein, accusing him of operating an illegal hotel.

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32BJ announces endorsements for this year’s New York elections

While most of the nation is paying attention to the presidential election, 32BJ wanted New Yorkers to remember that the presidency isn’t the only office at stake.

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Mulgrew worries about school suspensions in letter to Fariña

In a letter addressed to New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew expressed concern on the topic of suspending students under the age of eight from school.

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