Policy

Former Amazon employee Chris Smalls and Amazon employee Jordan Flower at a may day protest in front of the Amazon JFK8 Distribution Center.
The company is still expanding in New York, but some employees have complained about pandemic working conditions.
Supporters of the strikers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in Queens on January 22.
The produce workers who kept New York City fed during the pandemic finally see the fruits of their labor.
Doordash bike delivery person.
New York lawmakers will pursue alternative measures to grant gig workers more employment benefits, even as some push for reclassifying them as employees.
Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center
Over 70% of musicians and DJs have lost more than three-quarters of their income during the pandemic, survey says.
Nurses at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi  in May 2020.
A new wave of labor strife could complicate the state response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Protestors demanding safe schools on August 3, the National Day of Resistance.
After losing to progressive insurgents, will unions learn to love the DSA?
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.
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