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As Israel-Gaza Activism Flares Up, NYC Labor Unions Struggle to Stay on the Sidelines

After a raucous group of students at Hillcrest High School charged at a teacher who’d been spotted on social media holding a sign reading “I Stand With Israel,” Schools Chancellor David Banks visited the Queens campus to meet with students and counter reports about the motives of those who protested while waving Palestinian flags. “This […]

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Actors Union Strike Settlement Tackles Streaming and AI Concerns

The film and television actors’ union reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with major film and television studios on Wednesday night, ending a shutdown that has crippled most film production since May. The three-year deal between SAG-AFTRA, the union representing more than 160,000 film and television actors, and the Alliance of Motion Picture […]

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Uber and Lyft to Pay New York Drivers $328 Million Following AG Wage Theft Probe

Uber and Lyft, the San Francisco-based giants of the for-hire ride hailing business, have agreed to a $328 million settlement with the state of New York in connection with allegations that the companies stole drivers’ earnings, New York attorney general Letitia James announced Thursday. The two companies also agreed to provide sick leave, along with […]

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City Workers Ditch Unions, Skip Dues, Following Supreme Court Ruling

City payroll records obtained by THE CITY suggest union enrollment has slipped since a Supreme Court ruling that allows government workers to opt out of membership. Between 2018 and 2022, membership went down nearly 8% among city employee unions, outpacing a decline of 5.1% in the number of full-time employees across city agencies. The gap […]