Last week, local airport workers finally got the news that they’d been waiting for all year. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officially voted in favor of a new resolution raising the minimum wage for workers at LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty international airports.
She was an anchor in the community and an icon. Tuesday, the community said goodbye and sent her home.
“The head of the snake has been cut off…meaning Jeff Klein,” said Robert Jackson. “But we need to flip several more seats in order to have a direct impact.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced a plan to diversify a school district in Brooklyn.
Local airport workers might finally get what they’ve wanted for years: a raise in their minimum wage.
Two unions representing emergency medical service workers called out the mayor for abandoning them.
Two major musician unions, the Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802, AFM and the American Guild of Musical Artists announced a new contract with the Metropolitan Opera.
Let New York City Gov. Andrew Cuomo tell it and the rumored progressive wave is just a ripple. But outside of his victory, the rumors are true.
Primary night in New York State possibly signaled the beginning of something new: elected Democrats pushing a Democratic agenda in Albany.
Hosted by former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Nixon spoke with reporters at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center.
Marking the three-year anniversary of the death of Carey Gabay, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State will invest in a Brooklyn community center named after Gabay.
Earlier this month, thousands of construction workers, painters and others took to the street of Philadelphia to link immigrant rights to worker rights.
A couple of New York State Senate candidates were endorsed by the AFL-CIO and Planned Parenthood NYC. The AFL-CIO endorsed Jim Gaughran for senator for the 5th District seat. Gaughran said he felt honored by the endorsement from the union and its constituents on Long Island.
Authorities arrested a public contractor for allegedly skimming from his employees’ paychecks.
With detention centers and private prisons at the forefront of American minds, the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund decided to send a message to its constituents and the public.
New York State Attorney General Candidate Zephyr Teachout’s campaign got the stamp of approval from the gray lady this week.
The former head of the union representing corrections officers met his fate in court this week.
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.
Rather than report to work, members of an online media website organized for a better contract.
A judge has demanded that the NYPD turn over records on the death of Ramarley Graham.
With the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruling against organized labor, state governments have looked to play protector for public sector unions.
The largest non-union, professional educators’ organization doubled job protection benefits for members without raising dues.
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.
The father of Saheed Vassell demanded more accountability of the police officers who killed his son.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten is not happy with a new student borrower proposal by the U.S. Department of Education.
The raises should have happened by now, according to local airport workers.
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?
Airbnb hosts believe that City Hall is taking money and food out of the mouths of its own citizens.
Despite a slew of negative press and recent scandals, a new poll shows New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo likely to win re-election.
Starting in late June, workers for Marriott hotels across the country launched an offensive to secure a new contract with better wages, benefits and policies on sexual harassment in the workplace.
Local health care workers can now focus on their jobs after agreeing to a new contract.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has let the country know what many citizens already thought: they screwed up the Hurricane Maria response.
Although President Donald Trump tried to backtrack from the backlash of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, local politicians believe it is too little too late.
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued his investigation into the grift operation surrounding the Trump/Kushner clan. This time, it’s directed toward the Kushners.
H&M employees want a new contract and they want it now.
A house is not a home if there’s no one there. New York’s homeowners want to make sure their home stays theirs.
Summer brings the heat and the sun, but it can also affect student grades come the fall.
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a major blow to public sector unions on Wednesday. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court turned public sector employment into a “right to work” venture, ruling that non-public sector union members aren’t compelled to pay dues to the union that represents them at the bargaining table.
Many youth sports programs purport to provide an academic foundation as well as an athletic one. An organization in Harlem outwardly practices what it preaches.
Whether it was Lower Manhattan or in Los Angeles, labor leaders and activists took to the streets to protest the White House’s immigration policies.
Something the Republicans have wanted to do since the Clinton administration might come to fruition under Trump. It’s made American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten furious.
Members of 32BJ and immigration activists said Rep. Dan Donovan heard them but isn’t listening to them on immigration.
A letter sent to President Donald Trump, signed by 113 unions and activist groups, called on him to end his current immigration practices that separate families at the border.
The first projections after President Donald Trump signed the GOP-sponsored $1.5 trillion tax cut spell doom for Social Security and Medicare, according to the Treasury Department.
A letter written by Martin Allen of People for Political and Economic Empowerment urged the Nontraditional Employment for Women not to honor Sheet Metal Workers Local 28 President Kevin Connors.
District Council 37 officials announced endorsements this month for the New York State attorney general race and the New York State comptroller race.
“Dance has always been my thing,” said Akira Armstrong. Although dance has definitely always been her thing, the road to her success was paved with a lot of hustle.
A new survey from Educators for Excellence left American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten feeling vindicated.
In the ongoing battle of the so-called “war against professional drivers,” the Independent Drivers Guild is hitting City Hall hard with protests, rallies and ultimatums.
Last Friday, DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido, along with library advocates, workers and presidents, gathered at City Hall to urge the city to better fund libraries.