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Brazen Attack on Train Operator Points to Safety Gap for MTA Workers

Blaming "multiple failures" when it comes to worker protection, Ty Jeter recounted how she feared for her life when her cab door was kicked in on a southbound No. 6 train.

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NYPD Unable to Back Up Claims of Hundreds of Jobs Civilianized: Comptroller Audit Reveals

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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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City Employees Call for Remote-Work Option as Omicron Spreads

Only workers who aren’t fully vaccinated are notified of positive cases in their office. Municipal staffers say safety hazards and double standards abound.

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Years Before an NYPD Union Leader Was Raided by the FBI, City Didn’t Pursue Allegations Against Him

Municipal agencies were aware of misconduct claims against Sgt. Ed Mullins, the powerful leader of the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association, but did not investigate. His home and union headquarters were raided by federal agents in October.

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For Final Budget Act, de Blasio Makes $4B in Red Ink Disappear — But Leaves Adams Billions of Worries

The mayor’s final fiscal projection still shows gaps of almost $8 billion for Eric Adams’ first term, provides no money to finance pay raises as contracts with municipal unions expire — and leaves the next administration facing a "fiscal cliff" of almost $2 billion.

PBA Super PAC Tries to Swing Staten Island and Queens Council Races for Police Allies

Independent expenditure groups threw around cash during the citywide primary campaign. Now some are trying to influence up-for-grabs contests in Tuesday’s general election. One big beneficiary: Council hopeful and PBA pal Sal Albanese.

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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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Staff, Advocates Push for Better Conditions at Youth Jails as Rikers Steals Attention

New York City’s juvenile detention centers are having a "a crisis within [a] crisis," fueled not just by understaffing like the chaos at Rikers Island, but also by an aging, listless population, both youth advocates and staff reps told THE CITY.

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Hear No Evil: De Blasio Visits Rikers But Doesn’t Talk to Detainees or Guards

The mayor took what one critic called a "sugar-coated" tour through the chaos-plagued jail complex Monday — marking his first visit in four years to the "nightmarish" lock-up.

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NYC Schools Brace for Up to 10,000 Missing Teachers as Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect

As the vaccine mandate for New York City teachers is set to take effect next week, schools are bracing for this Tuesday when thousands of educators might be barred from their classrooms.

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How Beach Erosion Played Part in Teen’s Drowning at Rockaway

The strip of the shore where Matthew Wiszowaty was swimming had been blocked off because beach erosion makes it impossible to place a lifeguard chair there adequately. Still, some locals say the city should boost patrols at the popular spot.

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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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As Cuomo Orders Vaccinations for MTA, Some Workers Push Back

MTA employees must be vaccinated by Labor Day or agree to weekly COVID tests. But some workers said they’d never get the shots, even after losing more than 160 of their colleagues to the pandemic.

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All Cops Should Submit DNA Samples to Avoid Crime-Scene Confusion: Federal Report

Researchers hope the review will prod the NYPD to convince its unions to create a database of all officers to avoid possible wrongful arrests and convictions. But will New York cop unions comply?

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Morales’ Mayoral Campaign Turmoil is ‘Déjà Vu’ for Some of Her Former Non-Profit Staff

The progressive Democrat’s recent woes reflect past management issues, some ex-employees said, while others defended her as a strong leader. Morales charges she’s being undermined, but is "managing the disruption."

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Support for Gig Worker Union Bill in New York Collapsing After Scrutiny

Groups representing app-based drivers and delivery workers came out against a proposal that would pave the way for their right to join a union in New York, but with few rights. The Transport Workers Union, which initially supported the draft bill, yanked its support on Tuesday.

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Can Andrew Yang Become Mayor of New York Without Union Support?

The Democratic outsider has no endorsements from the city’s 300,000-strong municipal workforce, unlike some of his top rivals in the June 22 primary. Some labor leaders say his plans ignore workers.

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Gig Workers Inch Toward Right to Unionize in New York — But There’s a Catch

Lawmakers, labor unions and tech companies are nearing a deal on a bill to allow workers for Uber, DoorDash and other app-based outfits to unionize. But they still wouldn’t be considered employees.

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Home Care Workers’ Battle for Pay Boost Embroils Lower Manhattan Council Campaigns

Protest targeting Chinese-American Planning Council demands cancelation of endorsements for the group’s former chair — and showcased a candidate running against their union’s own pick.