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Nail Salon & Carwash Workers Push for One Fair Wage
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Nail Salon & Carwash Workers Push for One Fair Wage

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…

#MeTooMovement Addresses Sexual Harassment in NYS Legislature
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

#MeTooMovement Addresses Sexual Harassment in NYS Legislature

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.

Bullying and Violence Continues in Public Schools
Education, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Bullying and Violence Continues in Public Schools

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 …

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