Labor

Labor

NYC rolls out 20% pay jump for lifeguards in wake of dire shortages

Amid a national lifeguard shortage, city officials have agreed to increase wages and expedite training for lifeguards in order to staff public pools and beaches.

News & Politics

Injury rates surge at Amazon’s New York facilities

Amazon warehouses nationwide saw a spike in injuries in 2021, but the increase is even more stark in New York.

News & Politics

Exclusive: Chipotle workers file for HERO Act safety committees

A worker and union leaders allege the first attempt to invoke the law went ignored.

Labor

New York construction industry ‘flaggers’ allege rampant wage theft

Black and Latino nonunion flaggers on public construction projects report being paid just a third of wages they’re legally entitled to.

News & Politics

Amazon Labor Union loses election at a smaller Staten Island warehouse

Workers at the LDJ5 facility rejected joining the union after it led the first successful effort to unionize an Amazon warehouse last month.

Interviews & Profiles

Chris Smalls wants to see the Amazon Labor Union go national

The founder of the history-making union discusses the advantages of grassroots organizing and upcoming fights with the behemoth company.

New York State

New York’s new unionization movement

Starbucks, newsrooms and farms are some of the places where organizing is beginning to take hold.

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.

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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.