Out of nearly 1,000 ballots cast at the LDJ5 warehouse, just 380 supported joining the Amazon Labor Union, which made history last month with a scrappy campaign that defeated the e-commerce giant at a neighboring warehouse.
Organizers with the Amazon Labor Union are optimistic, but say they’ve encountered new challenges — and wild rumors — in their drive to organize LDJ5 on Staten Island.
The retail giant is challenging NLRB certification, and a second vote at a nearby warehouse looms ahead. That’s all before anyone sits down at the bargaining table to discuss a contract.
Speaker Adrienne Adams will use the Council’s central fund to pay rent at members’ district offices, freeing up money to dedicate to staff and the community.
Up against the online megaretailer, Staten Island Amazon warehouse workers did the unthinkable with just $100,000: beat Jeff Bezos
Members of the new Amazon Labor Union are on course to become the the nation’s first unionized workers at the online retail behemoth, thanks to a grassroots independent organizing campaign.
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Workers begin voting Friday at the warehouse in Staten Island where packages from the online retail behemoth get packed for New York City customers, culminating an organizing drive by upstarts from their ranks.
One seat possibly in play is the newly drawn State Senate district currently occupied by Democrat Diane Savino.
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Defense lawyers say the Staten Island case highlights the problem of having the NYPD handle emergency calls involving emotionally disturbed people.
The Republican ex-rep’s win came in the only highly competitive boroughwide or citywide race as most New Yorkers elected their beeps, comptroller and public advocate with little drama. Meanwhile, Alvin Bragg made history to become Manhattan’s first Black district attorney.
The de Blasio administration wants Congress to fund a voluntary buyout program modeled on efforts launched after Superstorm Sandy, which hit nine years ago this week. The devastation wrought Sept. 1 by Ida has spurred calls to re-up the “managed retreat” strategy.
The deadly havoc wreaked by remnants of Hurricane Ida last month showed the weaknesses of the city’s ancient sewer system as climate change brings punishing rains. One project, beset by two decades of delays, underscores the city’s massive challenge.
Ex-Rep. Vito Fossella has been barred from collecting up to $325,000 in public matching dollars after failing to disclose his company’s business dealings with city and state. The Trump-backed candidate’s comeback campaign is running in the red.
While the physical damage of the Trade Center attacks was concentrated in Lower Manhattan, the emotional fallout could be felt miles away in neighborhoods where victims had lived. In the city’s least populous borough, the loss is “ingrained in our DNA.”
The eatery, powered by “nonnas” — or grandmothers — from around the world, has gone organic and added a Japanese element ahead of its grand reopening Friday. The eatery had shut early in the pandemic, due to the ages of its beloved rotating chefs.
As cases of the Delta variant rise, community board leaders are urging city and state officials to re-suspend rules requiring in-person sessions. Under state open meeting law, any member Zooming in must allow the public to join them — in person.
New Census numbers show a record 8.8 million people live in the five boroughs, with population up 7.7% overall. Growth was especially strong in Brooklyn — but not for Black residents, whose numbers were down citywide.
A lot more than 42 votes separate upstart candidate Marko Kepi and David Carr, who is backed by the Staten Island Republican Party. A loss for Carr would mean another upset for the local GOP — and perhaps another sign of the former president’s influence.
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