Labor

The meaning of the term “front line worker” has shifted dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic.
De Blasio has thrown his support behind death benefits for NYC workers, but the measure would first have to pass in Albany.
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More than 2 million New Yorkers have filed for unemployment benefits since March 14, 2020.
Expanding eligibility could help redefine the balance of power in the workplace.
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NYC crossing guard
The city isn’t thinking strategically about whose job it can get by without – at least not yet.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
New York’s public pensions are well-funded, for now at least.
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COVID-19 has brought the debate over whether gig workers should be classified as employees to the forefront.
The council wants to extend sick leave to gig workers and have the state Legislature classify them as employees.
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Medical workers at Richmond University Medical Center on April 20th.
Officials are calling for bonuses for front-line workers, but nobody agrees on who that is.
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MTA workers disinfecting touch points
Labor unions are determined to make sure employers don’t forget essential workers’ sacrifices.
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RWDSU President Stu Appelbaum
RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum talks about the challenges his members face as they perform essential work.
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A food delivery worker seen on the subway during the coronavirus outbreak on March 25th.
They’re on the front lines of the pandemic, but they’ll have to wait for labor protections.
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State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi.
Biaggi also wants health insurance for airport workers and an expansion of absentee balloting.
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