Labor

CUNY Contract Agreement Ratified

DC 37 members employed by the City University of New York have overwhelmingly ratified a contract settlement by more than 98% of the vote.

BREAKING NEWS: City, EMS Workers Agree On Contract

BREAKING NEWS: City, EMS Workers Agree On Contract

TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE WORKERS, BRINGS OVER 97 PERCENT OF  CITY WORKFORCE UNDER CONTRACT   NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City of New York has reached a tentative contract agreement with DC37 Locals 2507 […]

by · June 15, 2016 · Breaking News, Government, Labor
New York FBI agents  removing boxes of evidence from the Morris Park residence of Norman Seabrook, who was arrested this morning.  [via www.newyorkcityinformer.com]

UPDATED: NYC Corrections union head arrested in corruption probe | NY Post

Correction Officers’ union chief Norman Seabrook was busted by the feds Wednesday morning on corruption charges.

Poll: Voters Like Obama’s New Overtime Rule – Morning Consult

Voters think President Obama’s new overtime rule is a great idea, and almost four out of 10 say the new threshold should be even higher.

by · May 27, 2016 · Government, Jobs, Labor, News

NY Building Congress President Richard Anderson Talks Construction

NY Building Congress President Richard Anderson Talks Construction on
LaborPress Radio – Sunday Evening, May 29 at 9PM on AM970.

by · May 26, 2016 · Labor, News

Laborers union hosted a Bronx “teach-in” on Jerome Avenue Rezoning

Laborers union hosted a “teach-in” Tuesday night on the proposed Jerome Avenue rezoning.

by · May 26, 2016 · Labor, News
Watch “COBA STATE OF UNION”

Watch “COBA STATE OF UNION”

COBA President Norman Seabrook delivers the State of the Union address for 2016.

Profile America: Child Labor

On this date in 1836, Massachusetts became the first state to prohibit children under 15 from working in factories.

Office of the NYS Governor

Healthcare Workers Laud Minimum Wage Budget Agreement

The homecare and healthcare workers of 1199SEIU, the healthcare union that has been helping to lead the Fight For $15, are celebrating the historic budget agreement that has put New York State on the path to a $15 minimum wage. […]

by · April 1, 2016 · Government, Labor
DC 9 at the Bronx Museum

DC 9 at the Bronx Museum

DC 9 at the Bronx Museum   From March 21st to March 25th, forty painters from District Council 9 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (DC 9) worked refinishing the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ (BMA) first floor galleries. Forty […]

by · March 25, 2016 · Labor, News
Letter To The Editor: NY homeowners may be liable for worker injuries

Letter To The Editor: NY homeowners may be liable for worker injuries

Dear Editor: One notable omission in David Lesch’s recent column (RENOVATING? HOMEOWNERS MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURED WORKERS, 2/21/16) is that New York is the only state in the nation where you, as a homeowner may be held liable for […]

Profile America: Regulating Child Labor

Profile America: Regulating Child Labor

CHILD LABOR Profile America — Children have worked for family enterprises like farms and small shops for countless generations. But child labor in mines and the often-dangerous factories arising from the Industrial Revolution was quickly regarded as a social ill. […]

Senators Klein & Savino Rally with 1199 SEIU to “Fight For $15” for Caretakers

Senators Klein & Savino Rally with 1199 SEIU to “Fight For $15” for Caretakers

“Taking Care of Caretakers” lays out wage increases resulting in $330 million in public assistance savings for the state, economic growth and less worker turnover NEW YORK, NY – Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) and State Senator Diane […]

by · February 26, 2016 · Government, Jobs, Labor, News
Salamanca Grabs DC 37 Endorsement For 17 Council Race

Salamanca Grabs DC 37 Endorsement For 17 Council Race

In advance of this evening’s candidate’s forum at Pregones Theater, Rafael Salamanca, Jr. netted the endorsement of DC 37, New York’s largest public employee union. “The future of the Bronx can be bright if we continue to work together to […]

President Barack Obama

In Final State of the Union, President Obama Supports Economic Priorities

WASHINGTON — As part of President Obama’s final State of the Union address. SBA entrepreneurs Ronna Rice, CEO of Rice’s Lucky Clover Honey, Abdirahman Kahin, owner of Afro Deli, and Mark Davis of WDC Solar attended the speech. “Under President Obama, our […]

by · January 13, 2016 · Government, Labor