It’s one of those days. You’re inundated with work and you’ve decided today is the day to try the new deli that just opened next door. There’s a salami sandwich with your name on it. You get there and before you can even finish customizing your sandwich, they hand you a pre-made sandwich with all…
NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Wednesday, June 20th, nail salon and carwash workers, testified at the sixth of seven New York State Department of Labor hearings to review bringing tipped workers in line with the state’s general minimum wage. This is the first of two New York City hearings, the next of which will cover restaurant…
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Women harassed in the New York State Legislature have released recommendations for creating stronger workplace protections in government. Their ‘white paper’ followed a panel discussion on Tuesday, June 19th at Cooper Union. Several members of the group claimed sexual harrassment while working for New York State elected officials.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—The U.S.’s two largest teachers unions joined several civil-rights groups June 20 in filing a complaint with the United Nations Human Rights Council against the Trump administration’s policy of taking away the children of families caught illegally crossing the border.
New York, NY – Equally-credentialed Early Childhood Education teachers demanding pay parity with their DOE counterparts marched from Battery Park to City Hall on Wednesday, with a noisy call on Mayor Bill de Blasio to finally end the salary gap keeping many of them locked in poverty.
ALBANY, N.Y. – on June 14th, an important legislation aimed at helping those that participated in World Trade Center rescue, recovery or clean-up operations, passed the Assembly. Thanks to Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou as its main sponsor, Assembly Bill A10499 sailed through the New York State Assembly.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Now the death meter has clicked up to six. Abdul Saleh, 59, a Yemeni immigrant who had driven a yellow cab for 31 years, was found dead June 15 in his apartment in southeast Brooklyn, after apparently hanging himself.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has released a report outlining the stark state of mental health and social services in the city’s public schools. “Safe and Supportive Schools: A Plan to Improve School Climate and Safety in NYC,” discribes a dangerous rise in bullying in the City’s public educational institutions. The audit also reveales …
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Fight for $15 campaign which started in New York City, has brought thousands of fast-food workers, service and domestic workers traditionally considered beyond the reach of the American labor movement into the union fold.
New York, NY – The Durst Organization’s towering Queens Plaza Park project in Long Island City is slated to become one of the tallest structures the modest borough has ever seen — but the fight over who builds the emerging skyscraper has ramifications that extend far beyond its looming 978,000 square-foot shadow.