Housing activists and elected officials want New York State Gov. Cuomo to do them a solid and pass reform to keep them home.
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.
Essential workers are disproportionately people of color. Those people want the governor to keep their safety in mind.
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.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, unions want to hold elections, one way or another.
He’s scheduled to be released this summer, but Ramsey Orta’s condition behind bars could put that in jeopardy.
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
Last winter, the New Jersey Department of Labor determined that Uber drivers are state employees and not independent contractors.
Workers believe Maximus has insufficiently protected them at the workplace.
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.
Chipotle employees have fought several battles with the fast-food company the past few years. They’re now engaged in another one.
The first-ever online Census couldn’t have come at a better time for many New Yorkers, but it may have been the worst time for some.
Two injured during demolition effort.
Elected officials, activists want to ban menthol cigarettes citing harm to the Black community
“It’s a big money maker for cigarette companies,” said Sully to the AmNews.
City Hall went to bat for a Chipotle employee and won.
Authorities look to withstand the coronavirus panic
Whether it was Swine Flu, H1N1, SARS or Ebola, American panic over these diseases were overblown in retrospect.
Unions tend to be associated with blue-collar industries and work, but one group wants unions to be a part of white-collar culture too.
Judging by Trump’s proposed budget, one could assume the theme is “decimate and accumulate.”
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer brought dozens of Black stakeholders to his office, last Thursday, Feb. 13, to unveil his latest minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) report.
Kobe Bryant’s life ties to athletics, the creation of legends, and the concept of redemption
Whatever opinion you have of Kobe Bryant, you’re probably right.
The lower courts blocked it, but President Donald Trump got his win from the U.S. Supreme Court.
After a major scandal left workers without their pay, the New York State Senate wants to make sure they get their money, one way or another.
When Police Chief Dermot Shea was promoted to police commissioner, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told NY1’s Errol Louis that he “…had watched Dermot Shea’s work for six years ––when you work shoulder-to-shoulder with someone for six years you really figure out who they are.”
The most unionized racial group has had the sharpest decline in membership.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill that would restrict attempts to stop graduate students from organizing.
POLITICO learned last week that Metropolitan Transit Authority chief Andy Byford would resign from his position after two years, leading some to question the integrity of the MTA.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson announced help for low-income and working class residents on the subway.
Another day, another inmate death in Mississippi.
Members of Local 79 took to the South Bronx to rally for higher wages with a little help from an elected official.
With the 2020 Census around the corner, City Hall wants to make sure every resident is counted, language barrier and economic status be damned.
Union and non-union immigrant construction workers rally for better wages and justice
The New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law has paid dividends for home aide workers.
Conservative politicians and pro-police advocates have made a stink of bail reform. Official police union and sergeant union social media pages have called for a rollback of said reform. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has discussed revisions to bail reform.
"...if you ask Access-A-Ride users, Fair Fares is better off not existing."
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo brought the new year with great news for tipped workers—but not all of them. Cuomo announced on Dec. 31 that the state will not allow certain tipped workers to be paid less than the minimum wage.
Puerto Rico has been ravaged by hurricanes and now by earthquakes. One union has come out to stand by their brothers and sisters.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections tried to start 2020 with business as usual. It’s been anything but.
New York State Attorney General Letitia James, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and 32BJ SEIU President Kyle Bragg helped workers get back pay they were cheated out of.
The man who filmed Eric Garner’s death continues to suffer at the hands of law enforcement.
Several recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board would make it harder for workers to unionize.
Last week, immigrant advocates filed a federal lawsuit seeking to jointly block three interrelated “Public Charge” rules publicized by Pres. Donald Trump’s administration.
During a news conference at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez announced a $1 million pilot program to address food insecurity among CUNY students.
President Donald Trump’s administration wants to roll back laws and the rollback could lead to a wider wealth gap between whites and everyone else.
This week, NLRB Region 15 issued a complaint against Maximus Federal Services, Inc. for violating federal labor law at its call center earlier this year.
Blake said that this story is a clear indication that he’s winning the race to replace retiring Bronx Rep. Jose Serrano in 2021.
The nightmare is over for Long Island, Queens and BrooklynThe nightmare is over for Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn.
Last week, the New York City Council passed Intro 1574 to reform the city’s private carting industry.
The “Barber Shop Chronicles” makes its New York debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Dec. 3 after earning critical acclaim in the United Kingdom.
Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, labor activists and other elected officials celebrated two years of a law designed to curtail wage theft.
The culture and legacy of the Black barber shop isn’t just an American thing. At the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), one playwright wants to show the world how global that culture is.