By Erica Varlese
Capitol Confidental compares labor agreements with public employees unions across the tri-state area.
Layoffs are still on the rise, while manufacturing activity increased marginally.
Employees at Nine Mile nuclear power plant are still on strike, picketing in spite of the heat.
The New York Times takes a look at how those who work outdoors are coping with the extreme temperatures.
A New York judge ruled in favor of the city to close down 22 schools in favor of 15 charter schools, despite union pressure.