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Delivery Workers Cheer Restroom Access and Tip Transparency Alongside AOC and Chuck Schumer

Starting Monday, restaurants must let delivery people use restrooms on request. Another reform gives workers the right to see how their tips are allocated.

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Social Service Nonprofits Sue City Over Pro-Union Law

The Human Services Council, an umbrella group representing scores of nonprofits, has taken the unusual step of suing the city over a new law aimed at making it easier for their staffers to join a union.

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Judge Orders City to Delay Retiree Medicare Health Care Plan Switch Until April 1

Retired city employees will be able to opt out of their newly privatized health insurance until June 30, State Supreme Court judge Lyle Frank ruled.Retired city employees will be able to opt out of their newly privatized health insurance until June 30, State Supreme Court judge Lyle Frank ruled.

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Engineer Pleads Guilty in Worker’s Brooklyn Construction Collapse Death — But Will Likely Avoid Prison

Plea deal for Paul Bailey in the 2018 Sunset Park worksite death of Luis Sánchez Almonte aims to get a felony rap dismissed. A contractor and foreperson still face charges after allegedly ignoring OSHA violations for dangerous conditions.

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Taxi Drivers Savor Victory as Medallion Debt Bailout Deal Ends Hunger Strike

Cabbies danced outside of City Hall, chanting "No more suicides," after the de Blasio administration agreed to restructure the crushing debt that’s devastated many taxi medallion owners. Some went hungry for over two weeks during the protest.

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Court Blocks Controversial Medicare Switch for Retired NYC Workers

A judge’s decision delays the Oct. 31 deadline for former city employees to decide whether they want to move to private Medicare Advantage or pay for alternatives.

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Scenes From Cabbies’ Hunger Strike as Drivers Plead for Relief From Massive Medallion Debt

For over a month, cab drivers have occupied a sidewalk outside City Hall, chanting, "Mayor lies, drivers die." Now they’ve taken their campaign to a new level, by launching a hunger strike. Here are some of their stories.

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De Blasio’s Employee Vaccine Mandate Extends to 125,000 Workers at City-Linked Nonprofits

Social service groups, already struggling with staff shortages and financial woes caused by late city payments, want more time. Ditto for municipal unions, which are mulling legal action. Meanwhile, a $500 vaccine incentive is causing a stir.

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Retirees Flee City Medicare Program as Deadline Looms for Move to Private Health Plan

Uncertainty about coverage and costs under Medicare Advantage has a quarter million former city workers on edge. Two lawsuits seeking to block the move are slated to be heard in court Wednesday.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer Aims to Deliver Infrastructure Dollars to Help Food Couriers

During a ride-along with the labor group Los Deliveristas Unidos in Harlem Wednesday, the Senate majority leader announced he’d like to assign funds from the $1 trillion infrastructure bill to build rest area kiosks for food-app cyclists and drivers.


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The Deliveristas’ Long Journey to Justice

The City Council led the nation Sept. 23 by passing a set of bills to ensure bathroom access, minimum pay and more for the app-based delivery workers who kept New Yorkers fed during the pandemic. Here’s what you to know about the Deliveristas’ ongoing journey.

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New York City Passes Landmark New Protections for Food Delivery Workers

The Deliveristas who kept New Yorkers fed during the pandemic will get bathroom access, minimum delivery payments and the tips they earned, under bills approved Thursday by the City Council. Supporters hope the first-of-their-kind regulations will become a national model.

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NYC Set to Pass Food Delivery App Laws Securing Workers Minimum Pay, Bathrooms and More

De Blasio supports first-in-the-nation bills scheduled for Thursday vote, seeking better working conditions in the booming tech-driven food courier economy. The City Council’s actions come as app firms sue to block bills it passed previously.

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NYC Food Delivery Workers Face Paltry Pay and High Risks, Analysis Shows

The city’s 65,000 app-based food delivery couriers earn an average of $7.87 an hour before tips — propping up a multi-billion dollar tech industry that relies on young immigrant workers who deal with robberies, crashes and worse on city streets.

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More Than 1.6 Million New Yorkers Will Lose Unemployment Benefits by Labor Day

On Sept. 5, several federally funded programs that had expanded unemployment benefits during the pandemic will expire. Are you affected? Here’s some information you’ll need to know.

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Retired de Blasio Labor Commissioner Wins $500-an-Hour Deal for Himself

Bob Linn gets big money to do part of his former job as the city’s top negotiator with municipal unions — thanks to a waiver of city ethics rules, THE CITY has learned. He also collects a $64,000-a-year city pension.

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Cuomo’s Triumphs and Unfinished Business as He Quits Under a Cloud

The governor arrived in office in 2011 with an agenda aimed at bolstering New York State. Some of his promises — from marriage equality to minimum wage to supportive housing and more — came to fruition, while others remain outstanding.

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Weren’t Eligible for Unemployment Benefits? Apply for the Excluded Workers Fund

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers in Albany created the historic $2.1 billion fund to assist undocumented and nontraditional workers. Here’s what you need to do to apply.

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Social Service and Unions Leaders Clash Over Effort to Help Workers Organize

A bill pushed by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson could alter the labor picture at nonprofits. Social service executives say the move could mean more burdens as late city contract payments already bring some to the brink.

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Subway Watchers Say MTA Could Plug Staff Holes by Losing Training Wheels Faster

As canceled trips in the subway pile up from a shortage of train operators and conductors, the transit workers union is pushing the MTA to explore ways to speed up training of new hires.