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.
BANGOR, Pa.—A Cleveland-based company in the process of taking over more than 10 Pennsylvania nursing homes is refusing to recognize their contracts with SEIU Healthcare, sparking fears among workers that their job security and benefits are on the chopping block. Saber Healthcare Group has already frozen wages at four facilities, SEIU spokesperson Jenn Landolina Wood…
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—A City Council committee approved a bill June 6 to levy a 1% tax on new construction in order to fund affordable housing, sending the measure to the full Council. The bill advanced despite criticism from the city’s building-trades unions and affordable-housing advocates.
WASHINGTON, DC – Unemployment rates in 44 states and the District of Columbia either held steady or fell in May, and job growth was positive in the vast majority of states, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
New York, NY – New York State Attorney General hopeful Zephry Teachout rallied with Spectrum strikers this week, vowing, if elected, to use Federal Law to put the kibosh on mega-mergers that hurt workers.
NEW YORK, NY – Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance has announced the indictment of PARKSIDE CONSTRUCTION and AFFINITY HUMAN RESOURCES, LLC, for schemes involving the theft of more than $1.7 million in wages, as well as workers’ compensation insurance fraud totaling approximately $7.8 million.
ORLANDO, Fla.—The National Labor Relations Board ruled June 1 that it was legal for Walt Disney World to withhold $1,000 bonuses from union workers engaged in contract talks while giving them to other employees.