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The Daily Read – Aungust 22, 2011

By Erica Varlese

The Transit Workers Union says that it is not ruling out the possibility of a strike as bus and subway workers enter contract negotiations with the city.

Verizon workers ended their strike without yet having reached a contract agreement.

Hundreds of layoffs were averted in the New York Parks Department after an agreement with the city workers’ union DC 37.

A new police union was approved on Friday in New York, the Police Benevolent Association.

Starbucks is paying $75,000 to a former employee who sued the company for discrimination after she was let go.

Last month, payrolls increased while joblessness continued to rise.

Federal Reserve of New York President William Dudley believes that New Jersey’s educated citizens could help solve the states’ faltering economy.

 

July 22, 2011

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