A New York State wage board has until the end of the year to decide on potential changes to overtime rules under the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act.
The overtime threshold could be lowered to 40 hours a week, but farm owners say it would make labor costs too burdensome.
Transit workers march across the Brooklyn Bridge, in New York for a rally on the steps of City Hall in December 2002.
Despite a 1967 law making strikes illegal, there have been several prominent strikes by transit workers and teachers.
A bike delivery worker in NYC in March of this year.
Gig workers have been on the frontlines during the pandemic, but their fight for more employment benefits still continues.
An MTA worker sanitizing a subway car in early March.
COVID-19 has upended whose workplace problems are deemed essential.
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.
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.
MTA workers disinfecting touch points
Labor unions are determined to make sure employers don’t forget essential workers’ sacrifices.