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.
UFT president feels pressure from members who demand a union-wide vote on the retiree health care cost savings plan he’s championing.
The Municipal Labor Committee overwhelmingly voted for a public-private partnership managed by Aetna to fulfill promised cost savings, while retired workers continued court battles.
In a reversal, City Hall is advancing a new minimum hourly rate of $19.96, nearly $4 less than previously proposed.
Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, who prosecuted the case, said the construction collapse that killed Luis Sánchez was a preventable tragedy.
Nurses at Health + Hospitals earn on average $12,000 less than their private sector counterparts. An unused clause on the books could change that.
The head of one union representing FDNY emergency medical technicians and paramedics said he won’t accept the mayor’s contract blueprint.
Fatalities rise again, following a dip during the COVID construction pause.
The mayor and the union representing more than 100,000 public sector workers also agreed to a pilot program on remote work. The deal stands to set the pattern at City Hall for more union contracts to come.
The fast-food chain will debut a temporary rest area for delivery workers — the same week a Manhattan community board rejected a similar plan from city government.