Claudia Irizarry Aponte

Claudia covers labor and work for THE CITY. Her reporting has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, City Limits and NPR’s Latino USA. A 2018 graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, she’s a recipient of the Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for Social Justice Reporting.

The newspaper’s IT specialists, security guards and sales coordinators — some of whom earn as little as $52,000 a year — strike alongside reporters for better wages.
Manny Pastreich takes over from Kyle Bragg in leading the 175,000-member building workers’ group known for breaking new ground for organized labor.
With union bargaining heating up from Montefiore to Mount Sinai, clinicians say their pleas for more personnel are going dangerously unaddressed.
President warns paychecks will cease for instructors at Village home to Parsons and famed liberal arts programs.
Doctors and medical staff at Interfaith, Kingsbrook and Brookdale hospitals have been unable to access patients’ electronic medical records since last Saturday.
Workers who get around on mopeds are pushing for a $5 increase to cover expenses like gas and insurance.
Most of the battery-related fires take place in working-class residential neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and The Bronx.
The inspection report, obtained by THE CITY, also found other violations including old food residue on surfaces like a matcha stirrer and a cappuccino nozzle.
Required by a law spurred by worker organizing and THE CITY’s reporting, pay scale is first for the industry.