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Activists and elected officials to Cuomo: sign Safe Harbor Act

Housing activists and elected officials want New York State Gov. Cuomo to do them a solid and pass reform to keep them home.

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Scott Stringer, city council members and essential workers take a knee honoring janitors & BLM

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, New York City Council Members Keith Powell and essential workers recently honored Janitors for Justice and the Black Lives Matter movement with a gesture of solidarity.

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With NYC reopening, don’t forget about Black lives

Essential workers are disproportionately people of color. Those people want the governor to keep their safety in mind.

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Unions to the federal government: Help us make union elections electronic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, unions want to hold elections, one way or another.

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Activists and elected officials question NYPD’s recent social distancing enforcement

Last week, a group of Orthodox Jewish people gathered at a lot located at 55th Street between 14th and 15th avenues in Crown Heights to celebrate Lag B’Omer, a Jewish holiday.

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Ramsey Orta transferred to prison infirmary due to sickness

He’s scheduled to be released this summer, but Ramsey Orta’s condition behind bars could put that in jeopardy.

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Doctors, elected officials advise New Yorkers how to deal with COVID-19 crisis

Some New York City citizens remain afraid of COVID-19 and the possibility of infection. The pandemic has left many people in the dark about what to do and what not to do

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Unions, advocates want worker protections for low-wage employees

Last winter, the New Jersey Department of Labor determined that Uber drivers are state employees and not independent contractors.

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Workers want Maximus to address COVID-19 crisis

Workers believe Maximus has insufficiently protected them at the workplace.

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EMS & corrections officers implore Congress to ‘fund the front lines’

EMS workers and correction officers are calling on the federal government to aid them with funding public services at the state and local levels and to address the shortage of gloves, masks, hand sanitizers and other safety measures that would keep first responders safe.

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