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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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NYPD ‘Accidental’ Killer Cop’s Rise to Brooklyn Chief Questioned

After the killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota, Mayor de Blasio said cops who "don’t know how to handle their weapon" shouldn’t be on the force. But an NYPD officer who he says he accidentally shot and killed a man in 2008 just notched his latest big job.

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NYPD Union Contract Puts Taxpayers on the Hook to Defend Officers When the City Won’t

A little-known labor contract provision obligates New Yorkers to help pay officers’ legal bills in lawsuits that city lawyers decline to defend.

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Fort Greene Tenants in Commune ‘Lockout’ Fight Sue Landlord as They Get NYC’s Help

The suit filed by South Elliott Place residents came after the latest spate of alleged threats and harassment. "We have no choice but to take legal action," one tenant said.


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