NEW YORK, N.Y.—The City Council unanimously passed a bill Feb. 28 that would give sanitation-industry regulators the power to take on company unions at private commercial-trash haulers.
New York, NY – In the wake of recent cuts of up to 70% in the payments victims of the 9/11 attack receive – the Uniformed Firefighters Association has joined celebrated comedian Jon Stewart as he puts forth a new petition drive.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Andrew Gillum lost the gubernatorial election in Florida by 32,000 votes last November, but says the lesson of that should be “this idea that you’ve got to run as Republican-lite in a state like mine — I hope we’ve blown it into mythology.”
New York, NY — Friends of Karen is celebrating 40 years of providing emotional, financial and advocacy support for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and their families in order to help keep them stable functioning and able to cope.
CHARLESTON, W. Va.—A statewide two-day strike by teachers and support staff ended early in the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 20, after the state House allowed an omnibus education bill vehemently opposed by school unions to expire.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Two City Councilmembers are preparing legislation intended to bail out debt-laden yellow-cab owner drivers and relieve taxi and livery drivers slapped with heavy fines by the city Taxi and Limousine Commission.
ALBANY, N.Y.—New York State’s highest court heard arguments Feb. 12 on whether home health-care aides who work 24-hour shifts should get paid for the full 24 hours—or only for the 13 hours currently required by state labor regulations.
New York, NY – Unions representing workers who understand all too well what happens when supercharged hurricanes and floods hit town are applauding the introduction of Congress Member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ [D-14th District] Green New Deal resolution this week.
WASHINGTON—In a 3-1 party-line vote Jan. 25, the National Labor Relations Board reversed an Obama-era decision and held that SuperShuttle airport-van drivers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are independent contractors and thus can’t legally form a union.