A new report by the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center, the Employment Law Unit at the Legal Aid Society and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice suggests that employers were able to evade labor laws even after courts ordered them to pay $25 million in stolen wages to workers.
Earlier this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City had reached a tentative contract agreement with the Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare.
New York City and Long Island nursing home workers were on the brink of striking, but they can put the picket signs down after securing a union contract.
With housing remaining one of the “it” issues of the early 21st century, three elected officials have connected to combat landlord harassment of tenants.
A new advertising campaign by the New York State United Teachers union fires verbal shots at Cuomo’s plan for education reform, labeling his suggestions a “gimmick.”
Airport workers continued the fight for their rights, as baggage handlers at John F. Kennedy Airport went on strike last week.
According to a new report from the White House, high school graduation rates are at an all-time high in America, with college enrollment increasing as well.
Former state Sen. Malcolm Smith was found guilty of bribery, wire fraud and extortion last week in federal court in White Plains, N.Y.
Newly elected New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is attempting to live up to his promise of a cleaning up Albany.
With the upcoming increase in fares, many commuters are unhappy with the service provided by public transportation.
If you live in New York City and are looking for work, the Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local Union 137 is currently conducting recruitments every Monday until Feb. 8, 2016, for sign hanger and rigger apprentices.
Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that budgets “are by definition a statement of values.” According to the budget he presented this week, progressive values are alive and well for the most part.
If you’re out there looking for a job, the Roofer JATC of the Capital District, Local Union 241 might have one for you.
Jeff Chang, author of the incredible hip-hop culture history book “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop,” decided to introduce a conversation starter around these issues with 2014’s “Who We Be: The Colorization of America,” one of the must-read books of the past year.
Some activists appreciated Mayor Bill de Blasio's focus on his goal of increasing the city’s minimum wage and creating more affordable housing while maintaining already affordable units during his State of the City address Tuesday morning.
In Cuomo’s State of the State address last month, the governor advocated raising the cap on charter schools, basing half of teacher evaluations on student test scores, putting struggling schools into receivership and extending a teacher’s probationary period from three to five years.
McDonald’s workers fired last year at three stores in Virginia filed a civil suit against the company, alleging that a pattern of racial and sexual discrimination flourished at the franchise locations.
Caregivers at more than three dozen for-profit Long Island and New York City nursing homes have voted to strike, with the desire to improve continuity of resident care and secure living wages and benefits for nursing home workers.
Last Wednesday, members of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced that he would ban hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the state, citing potential health risks. The praise, as well as the condemnation was quick to appear.
NYPD officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio, booing him at a graduation ceremony and charging that he is complicit in the shooting deaths of two city cops make Gotham look bad. But the animosity has much to do with union contracts and the re-election of the police union president.
In 2011, while caught up in a corruption scandal, former NYPD Detective Stephen Anderson testified in court that fabricating drug charges on innocent victims to meet quotas was common practice.
This past month has seen horse carriage workers and their supporters go on the offensive after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced legislation to eliminate their profession.
New York State Gov. Cuomo has decided to renege on an agreement to prevent student test scores from dragging down teacher ratings during the evaluation process. He said he won’t shield teachers from the consequences of a controversial rollout of the new Common Core standards.
With the senseless murders of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu dominating the headlines, many in mainstream media have forgotten about Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s first victim: Shaneka Thompson.
Up to 1,000 construction workers dealt with the bitter cold to protest working conditions at JDS Development Group’s project on West 57th Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues.
The New York City Specialized High Schools Admissions Test debate heated up when alums of several schools rallied in front of City Hall last Thursday.
After snatching up support from airport workers, fast-food employees fighting for a living wage have gathered support from workers in another industry.
Trayvon Martin. Akai Gurley. Michael Brown. Now add Tamir Rice to the list.
David McCallum is a free man, courtesy of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.
With many healthcare workers in America being immigrants or the children of immigrants, an executive order from the president on immigration is good news.
City announces contract agreement between school custodians and public school cleaners and handypersons
School custodians and public school cleaners and handypersons have a new agreement, according to the mayor’s office.
McDonald’s workers from major cities in the United States have begun their eight-country, three-continent tour in support of the global labor movement.
Sitting with Harlem Blue Founder and President Julian Riley, you get the impression that while he's a novice in the beer game, he might already have a better grip on it than some of his peers.
Missouri and the country at large are waiting anxiously for a grand jury decision that will decide the fate of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Police reform advocates, community activists and the Bill de Blasio administration heard some good news on Halloween, when a federal appeals court refused to allow New York City police unions to intervene in the city’s stop-and-frisk settlement.
Banks had wanted to retire from the NYPD for some time, so initial news of his promotion surprised many. This week, though, he said, “It’s the best decision for the Police Department for me to retire.”
After 60 years of service to the labor movement and having served as president of the largest public union in New York City, District Council 37 President Lillian Roberts has announced her resignation.
Elected officials and advocates have a simple message for the police union: Stop with the nonsense.
The only borough on the mainland has defended itself from criticism from Sen. Ted Cruz, and now the Bronx has some other good news to share.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement last week with an airport contractor that was paying workers at an hourly rate below the minimum wage.
In a letter to the New York Congressional Delegation, Rep. Charles Rangel discussed why more minorities need to be included in the LaGuardia Central Terminal Project.
A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that poverty is still a major problem in the tristate area.
Local and national labor leaders and union advocates will be honored yet again at the New York Amsterdam News’ fourth annual labor breakfast.
Last Thursday, fast-food workers around New York City and the country staged rallies in favor of a $15 minimum wage and the right to form a union.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer revealed that he had only received 141 of more than 500 contracts for universal pre-K service providers.
Former New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu’s run at a state Senate seat might need a bandwagon.
With the fast-food worker labor movement in full force nationally, every victory for the organizers can be considered a major one. Last week was no different.
New York state Sen. Adriano Espaillat is back on the campaign trail for re-election and has gathered significant endorsements along the way.
Sitting in the Starbucks on 145th Street & Bradhurst Ave., National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia's enthusiasm takes over the quiet space.
The exchange of information on social media of the Michael Brown story showcased the good, the bad and the ugly of modern-day journalism.