Labor

Ask the Experts

Is this the year for gig workers in Albany?

We asked experts whether state lawmakers could expand the rights of ride-hailing and delivery drivers after falling short last year.

Labor

Staten Island Amazon workers to cast union vote in March

The company has resumed its controversial ‘captive audience’ meetings and what workers described as ‘anti-union behavior.’

Labor

Tension builds within the UFT over reducing class sizes

A new coalition within the union dubbed United for Change won a vote to force a referendum on the issue, signaling a growing divide.

New York City

Activist lawmakers share in taxi drivers’ victory

Assembly Members Zohran Mamdani and Yuh-Line Niou broke a 15-day fast this week after the city reached a deal with one of the largest taxi medallion lenders.

New York City

Taxi drivers’ hunger strike hits its seventh day

A group of protesters hope the action will force a new plan from City Hall to help them pay off what they owe on medallion loans.

Labor

Amazon workers file for a union election in New York

An independent movement born out of the online retailer’s Staten Island warehouses took a first step in its bid to organize on Monday.

Labor

15 state lawmakers request more money for Excluded Workers Fund

The pandemic aid for undocumented workers has run out faster than expected.

Labor

The worker shortages plaguing the public sector

There are a variety of reasons New York is struggling to maintain essential services.

Labor

What will it take for Amazon workers to unionize?

The e-commerce behemoth is a formidable opponent to labor organizers, even in a union town like New York City.

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Power List

The 2021 New York City Labor Power 100

The union leaders and labor advocates defending the city’s workers.

Small Business

Bill pending Cuomo’s signature requires mandated savings plans for small-business employees

Employers with at least 10 workers would be required to offer the Secure Choice Program if the measure is signed into law.

Labor

How a deal for gig workers fell apart

There was a tentative agreement to give them the right to organize, but a flawed negotiation process created backlash.

New York State

Savino to introduce bill allowing gig workers to unionize

While some lawmakers approve of the compromise legislation, there’s not much time left in the session to pass it.

Labor

When union endorsements matter, and when they don’t

In 2021, the smaller the race, the bigger the bounce from organized labor’s backing.

New York State

Wage theft a top issue in final legislative stretch

Construction groups say they want key changes to bill supported by Democratic lawmakers and organized labor.