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Bob Hennelly

is a reporter for The Chief Leader.

Homelessness

Policy

How New York’s programs and policies are keeping the homeless on the street

Despite damning reports, calls to action and billions spent, New York is perpetuating the crisis.

Infrastructure

Policy

Democrats failed to pass prevailing wage last session. Will it happen this year?

The legislation is exposing fissures within the ascendant Democratic Party.

Andrew Cuomo

Policy

Transit worker contract a major test for Cuomo’s union ties

The governor started out by bashing labor, but later embraced unions. Where is he heading next?

New York City

Policy

NYC schools begin contacting 9/11 survivors about health risks

Students and teachers near ground zero were exposed to toxins. They’re only being told now.

New York City

Politics

The wound that won’t heal

Why thousands of New Yorkers might be 9/11 victims – and not even know it.

New York State

Opinion

The answer to organized labor’s woes? Immigrants.

Unlikely allies join forces – and dust off a playbook from the past.

New York State

Policy

The labor movement’s push for farmworker rights

Unions are lobbying for expanded prevailing wages and addressing the gig economy.

Energy & Environment

Policy

Debate over fossil fuel divestment fires up organized labor

New York labor groups warn of pension fund losses, but not every union agrees.

New York City

Opinion

De Blasio’s mixed record with public sector unions

Labor and union leaders are doubtful that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is fit to be president — despite the fact that he has yet to announce that he is running — due to his mixed record with public sector unions.

Policy

Playing politics with the NY1 picket line

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s NY1 boycott amid a long-simmering standoff between the channel’s parent company, Charter Spectrum, and IBEW Local 3 has not led to a breakthrough. But in the heat of election season, his move sends a clear message to the labor movement.

media

Politics

Which corporations get to sponsor WNYC? It’s not so black and white.

Which corporations get to air their messages on WNYC? New York Public Radio President and CEO Laura Walker says it's not a simple process.

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New York City

Opinion

Under attack, unions can’t let others tell their story for them

When unions' views are missing, the stereotypes do the talking.

Nonprofits

Politics

The corporatization of WNYC

New York Public Radio markets itself on the presumption that as a nonprofit alternative to the corporate media, it is driven by the public interest instead of a self-serving profit motive. But how well is it living up to its high-minded reputation?

Labor

Policy

Labor is under threat. A new bus managers union shows how to fight back.

A new MTA bus managers union could be a model for growth as the labor movement faces an uncertain landscape.

Gothamist

Policy

Gothamist is back. But what about its union?

Gothamist is back, but its new owner, WNYC, is grappling with a culture shift as union and management prepare for contract talks.

Policy

21st century journalism

Labor activists arehailing this month’s successful organizing drive by the 400 staffers at Vox Media as a sign that digital journalists can unionize and attain the kind of job security that reporters took for granted a generation ago.