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.
The New York City Fire Department is again in the discrimination hot seat.
A federal judge rejected City Hall’s attempt to throw out a $2.2. million verdict to the family of the late Mohamed Bah. Manhattan Federal Judge Kevin Castel ruled against the city’s desire to have the ruling dismissed because Detective Edwin Mateo, who killed Bah, allegedly feared for his life.
This month, the governor announced more than $17.8 million in funding for the Gun Involved Violence Elimination Initiative and SNUG, a street outreach program.
The union 32BJ SEIU has been busy this past month announcing endorsements and praising the victories of those they have endorsed.
“My name is Letitia James, but my friends call me Tish,” New York City Public Advocate Letitia James said during her speech Wednesday at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Weingarten rips Trump’s push for teachers to carry weapons
32BJ, others deplore Trump administration ending TPS for Hondurans
Union leaders praise teacher evaluation overhaul plan
Labor leaders, elected officials talk May Day in the Trump age
“I come from a Haitian-American background, so I was raised with those kind of values,” said Kathy Edouard. “So we spent a lot of time in the church.”
Earlier this month, more than 15,000 of New York’s doormen, superintendents, handymen and women, porters, concierges, resident managers and their advocates rallied on Park Avenue for a fair contract.
The fear of a long-standing Harlem institution closing subsided this week.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is in hot water with Transit Workers Union Local 100 after not attending the funerals of two of their fallen: St. Clair Richards-Stephens and Stephen Livecchi.
Advocates for safer consumption facilities for drug addicts took over City Hall last Thursday.
Schools get a boost in Cuomo’s new budget
32BJ announces endorsements for special elections
According to the report, 89 percent of teachers responded “agree/strongly agree” that race and ethnicity issues are relevant to their students’ educational experiences, and 93 percent of them would be willing to modify their lessons to connect with students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.