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De Blasio signs for-hire cap bill into law

This week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law five bills that he said would bring “fairness” to the for-hire vehicle and taxi industry in the city. It’s the first legislation in the United States that regulates the for-hire vehicle industry.

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Thrillist staff members vote to authorize strike

Rather than report to work, members of an online media website organized for a better contract.

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Judge to NYPD: turn over records on Ramarley Graham’s death

A judge has demanded that the NYPD turn over records on the death of Ramarley Graham.

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State legislatures prep for post-Janus world

With the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruling against organized labor, state governments have looked to play protector for public sector unions.

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Non-union education association doubles job protections for members post-Janus

The largest non-union, professional educators’ organization doubled job protection benefits for members without raising dues.

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Beverly Moorehead, mother of Dr. Brenda Greene and grandmother of Talib Kweli, passes away

Beverly A. Moorehead, mother of Dr. Brenda M. Greene, JoAnn and Dennis Adams and Lori Moorehead, and grandmother of rapper Talib Kweli, passed away last week.

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Names of officers who killed Saheed Vassell leaked, father and community call out NYPD

The father of Saheed Vassell demanded more accountability of the police officers who killed his son.

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AFT president blasts Betsy DeVos for reversing Obama rule on for-profit colleges

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten is not happy with a new student borrower proposal by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Airport workers still waiting on wage raises

The raises should have happened by now, according to local airport workers.

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New Yorkers brace for MTA fare hikes…again

Delays, signal problems and new lows in service. Seems like the perfect time to announce an increase in charges for the service, right? If you’re the MTA, that answer is: maybe?

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