FDNY: E-bike battery fires in NYC on pace to double this year
The fires are preventable and fairly rare, but they can be uniquely destructive.
May 16, 5:01 AM
Two more union organizers fired from Amazon's Staten Island warehouse
Union lawyers said they suspect the move was retaliatory.
May 9, 4:48 PM
Unvaccinated NYPD officers get final ultimatum after exemption requests are denied
City officials won’t say how many of its more than 5,000 unvaccinated officers have received exemptions or termination letters so far.
Apr 23, 8:00 AM
Amazon organizers gear up for 2nd union vote while first hangs in the balance
Amazon labor organizers on Staten Island are gearing up for their second big test while the company is doubling down on its anti-union message.
Apr 20, 6:00 AM
After multiple delays, Gov. Hochul finally allows nursing home staffing rules to take effect
Advocates for nursing home residents and the union 1199 SEIU held a press conference Friday afternoon to celebrate the rules taking effect.
Apr 1, 6:27 PM
Uber, Lyft drivers form caravan to press for wage hikes as gas prices surge
Uber and Lyft have allowed fuel surcharges elsewhere, but are not allowing them for New York City drivers, who were given an unrelated pay bump following a local 2018 mandate.
Mar 29, 4:15 PM
Hochul keeps delaying nursing home staffing rules, raising concerns among unions, advocates
New minimum staffing requirements for nursing homes were supposed to take effect in January. Hochul has already delayed enforcement three times.
Updated: Mar 21, 10:55 AM
Susan Sarandon pays surprise visit to phone-banking session for Amazon union hopefuls
The Oscar-winning actor said she wanted to show her support to workers hoping to form a union at the e-commerce giant's Staten Island facility.
Mar 11, 6:07 PM
Amazon, Starbucks and REI: A new crop of NYC union organizers may be having a moment
There has been a flurry of high-profile union organizing in New York City in recent months. And as the U.S. economy struggles to fill open jobs, workers have a rare upper hand.
Mar 10, 5:00 AM
REI workers in SoHo voted to form company’s first union, organizers say
A majority of workers voted to unionize Wednesday night.
Mar 3, 12:13 PM
NY officials, advocates argue over wage increase to avert home care worker crisis
The Fair Pay for Home Care Act, which would raise the minimum wage for home care workers by 150%, now has enough backers to pass the New York Assembly and the Senate. But Gov. Kathy Hochul hasn’t lent her support.
Feb 9, 3:25 PM
Momentum Builds For Amazon Union On Staten Island, Despite Company Pushback
Workers say a second union drive announced this week went ahead despite Amazon's heavy-handed tactics.
Feb 4, 3:48 PM
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