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Report says $125 million in wages were stolen from NYC workers

A new report by the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center, the Employment Law Unit at the Legal Aid Society and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice suggests that employers were able to evade labor laws even after courts ordered them to pay $25 million in stolen wages to workers.

Medical and dental residents reach tentative agreement with the city

Earlier this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City had reached a tentative contract agreement with the Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare.

NYC, Long Island nursing home workers get union contract

New York City and Long Island nursing home workers were on the brink of striking, but they can put the picket signs down after securing a union contract.

De Blasio, Cuomo, Schneiderman team up to tackle tenant harassment

With housing remaining one of the “it” issues of the early 21st century, three elected officials have connected to combat landlord harassment of tenants.

Teachers fire back at Cuomo over testing

A new advertising campaign by the New York State United Teachers union fires verbal shots at Cuomo’s plan for education reform, labeling his suggestions a “gimmick.”

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.

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White House reports high school graduation rates at all-time high

According to a new report from the White House, high school graduation rates are at an all-time high in America, with college enrollment increasing as well.

Malcolm Smith’s mayoral aspirations end with a conviction

Former state Sen. Malcolm Smith was found guilty of bribery, wire fraud and extortion last week in federal court in White Plains, N.Y.

Heastie starts search for new Ethics and Compliance office

Newly elected New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is attempting to live up to his promise of a cleaning up Albany.

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MTA, Straphangers Campaign urge patience

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

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