Labor

New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilente.
These four open state Senate seats could determine the state’s approach to economic recovery in 2021.
A federal judge’s ruling on Tuesday ordered the state Department of Labor to begin providing unemployment benefits to Uber and Lyft drivers.
Uber, Lyft drivers score victory to be paid unemployment benefits.
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.
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.
NYC crossing guard
The city isn’t thinking strategically about whose job it can get by without – at least not yet.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
New York’s public pensions are well-funded, for now at least.
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.
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.
MTA workers disinfecting touch points
Labor unions are determined to make sure employers don’t forget essential workers’ sacrifices.
RWDSU President Stu Appelbaum
RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum talks about the challenges his members face as they perform essential work.
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