New York State

Policy

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

Policy

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

Politics

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.

New York State

Politics

The messy, last-minute changes to the ‘excluded workers’ fund

Charged state budget talks about aid for undocumented immigrants has revealed fractures among Democratic lawmakers.

Labor

Policy

NYC’s labor contracts set to expire amid fiscal crisis

The next round of bargaining will be pivotal to the city’s financial recovery.

Labor

Policy

Labor hasn’t found its NYC mayoral candidate yet

If unions coalesce around a candidate, they could resume their traditional role as kingmakers.

Labor

Policy

Advocates worry about barriers to excluded workers fund

Pay stubs and bank statements could prevent undocumented workers from receiving retroactive pandemic relief.

Labor

Policy

Hunger strike draws attention to workers excluded from COVID-19 relief

Hundreds of thousands have gone without unemployment benefits. Pressure is on the Legislature as the state budget deadline looms.

Labor

Policy

Amid building boom, Amazon faces complaints from warehouse workers

The company is still expanding in New York, but some employees have complained about pandemic working conditions.

Labor

Policy

Teamsters declare victory in Hunts Point strike

The produce workers who kept New York City fed during the pandemic finally see the fruits of their labor.

Labor

Politics

A who’s who of the elected officials at the Hunts Point strike

The strike at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the South Bronx brought out a lot of political star power.

Labor

Policy

After Prop 22, New York is still split on gig worker reforms

New York lawmakers will pursue alternative measures to grant gig workers more employment benefits, even as some push for reclassifying them as employees.

Coronavirus

Politics

New furloughs empower New York City unions

Municipal unions have an edge in protecting their own against city budget cuts.

Labor

Policy

Will labor stick with the establishment?

After losing to progressive insurgents, will unions learn to love the DSA?

Labor

Policy

Overtime pay for farmworkers still in dispute

The overtime threshold could be lowered to 40 hours a week, but farm owners say it would make labor costs too burdensome.

Labor

Policy

New York City’s history of public sector strikes

Despite a 1967 law making strikes illegal, there have been several prominent strikes by transit workers and teachers.

Labor

Policy

Will gig workers be classified as employees?

Gig workers have been on the frontlines during the pandemic, but their fight for more employment benefits still continues.

New York State

Politics

Key labor unions endorse Democrats in Western New York

These four open state Senate seats could determine the state’s approach to economic recovery in 2021.

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