NYC's paramedics and EMTs 'continually short-staffed' as emergency call response times grow longer
EMS union leaders say turnover within the agency, due to a combination of stress and inadequate pay, contributes to a loss of expertise and periodic understaffing.
Sep 23, 5:00 AM
Home care workers turn to New York City Council to outlaw 24-hour shifts
If successful, the measure would end a practice in which New York home care workers are assigned to 24-hour shifts and paid for just 13 hours of their time.
Aug 31, 11:01 AM
Coalition denounces $30 million compensation decision for home health aides as 'meager crumbs'
Grassroots labor advocates claim that if 1199SEIU home care workers got all the money they were owed, it would total $5 billion to $6 billion, putting staffing agencies out of business. The agencies say they'd need state help to pay the back wages.
Mar 8, 5:01 AM
NY home care workers awarded $30 million for unpaid wages
The award is the result of years of arbitration between health care union 1199SEIU and home care agencies – but some labor organizers say it isn’t enough money to pay back wages.
Feb 28, 6:53 PM
Ladies: Your Kid, Not Sexism, Is Keeping You From Equal Pay
Women apparently do get paid less, because they decide to have kids, according to studies.
Updated: Jun 13, 2012 2:08 PM
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