Educational activists and the United Federation of Teachers had a few things to say about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State speech. Most of it focused on his budget proposals and policy for education.
They had been planning this for a while, and the main event didn’t disappoint.
Close to 7,000 32BJ SEIU-affiliated cleaners and school custodians in New Jersey now have a new contract.
It was a long road for the Uniformed Firefighters Association, but they finally ratified a new deal.
A case to be reviewed by the National Labor Relations Board could decide a group’s right to collectively bargain.
New York Police Department officer Craig Matthews said he felt the brunt of retaliation after telling his supervisors of a quota system in the Bronx’s 42nd Precinct.
When people talk about public-private partnerships, this may not be what they had in mind.
Program directors and advocates from more than 100 education-based programs in the five boroughs want equal pay for early childhood educators now.
He endured violence at the hands of Rikers Island correction officers and survived, but Robert Hinton met his untimely end closer to home.
It may have been raining in New York City last Thursday, but educational activists at 32 Old Slip in lower Manhattan were determined to shine anyway.
If the New York City Housing Authority is a microcosm of public housing around the country, a lot of work needs to be done with the infrastructure.
B&H Photo warehouse employees scored a major victory last week after voting to join a union.
A report highlights the tribulations of homeless public school students in the five boroughs.
Fast-food workers across the country wanted to let politicians and citizens know that they’re not going to be quiet this election season.
Transit Workers Union Local 100 members are tired of the conditions at an Access-A-Ride call center in Queens and want the Metropolitan Transit Authority to end its relationship with the contractor—and they have an MTA board member ready to support their cause.
Workers at B&H Photo in Manhattan are pushing for unionization and better wages and fighting with their employer in the process.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will finally get to work on capital projects, but not all are happy with the recent agreement.
Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a change to state law that would allow judges to consider the risk to public safety when setting bail or considering an alternative program for a defendant.
Inmates and their families might get a little bit of relief when talking by telephone to loved ones behind bars.
Last week, members of 32BJ SEIU announced the endorsement of two candidates for the New York State Assembly and the New York City Council.
Car wash owners want to take a closer look at a new law that helps car wash workers and no one is happy.
New York Sen. Bill Perkins announced last week that he’s running for Congress. Perkins is looking to take the seat currently occupied by Rep. Charlie Rangel, who announced he won’t run again after his term ends.
The Professional Staff Congress will vote on whether they should go on strike after working without a contract or new raises.
Police named 31-year-old Tyrone Howard as a suspect in the shooting death of officer Randolph Holder, 33, in East Harlem.
Educational activists and unions had a week filled with retorts to Success Charter School Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz.
He may not be responsible for the homeless issue, but it’s now New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s problem to handle.
In New York, airport workers want the $15 minimum wage as soon as possible.
New Yorkers led the way and now the rest of the country is following suit.
In a report last week, NYPD Inspector General Philip Eure outlined ways police officers can avoid unnecessarily violent confrontations.
The ex-wife of disgraced former New York Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. might meet a fate similar to his.
At One Centre Street, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and civil rights attorney Norman Siegel unveiled a new report from town hall meetings on police.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a new education agenda at a speech in the Bronx last week.
Teachers in New York have had enough of the attacks on their livelihood.
A new semi-annual report by the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board demonstrates the power of camera phones.
The family of an aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in grief this week after learning that the aide, Carey Gabay, who was shot in the head last week, has died.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Common Core is broken and needs to be reviewed.
While millions enjoyed the 48th annual West Indian American Day Carnival parade on Labor Day, an unfortunate series of events have some labeling the multimillion-dollar generating event dangerous.
Former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly isn’t holding his tongue about how he feels about law enforcement in the city since he left the NYPD.
School Test results, some see progress and failure
Walmart and discrimination have been in the spotlight often in the past few years, and last week was no exception.
Last weekend marked the opening of the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” in theaters nationwide
New York Assemblyman Charles Barron wants what’s in the dark to come to light.
After a lot of friction and back and forth, City Hall and the Uniformed Firefighters Association have finally reached a deal.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio might have his hands full if he wants to win a second term.
Even though no new cases with an onset of symptoms have occurred since Aug.3, Bronx residents are at wit’s end over the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak.
The JDS Development got a rude awakening courtesy of Building and Construction Trades members.
Ever since its inception, the “Black Lives Matter” movement has found itself intertwined with labor movements.
While his last breath was recorded for the public to see, the records from the grand jury that let his murderer go will remain sealed.
With attention still focused on Sandra Bland’s mysterious death in a Texas jail cell, four other deaths involving the police and jail are making their way into the national consciousness.