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New MTA Chair Faces First Test in Labor Relations

Dec 07, 2011

Photo by Brockenbrough Photos Transit Worker Union members get their message out in past years. The contract negotiations between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Transport Workers Union Local 100 TWU, which


Showdown Looms over Living Wage Bill

Nov 18, 2011

Photo by RWDSU Supporters of a living wage march in the Labor Day parade Linda Archer, 58, spent years working double shifts as a nurse's assistant at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital while she


More Low-Wage Workers Become Their Own Bosses

Nov 17, 2011

Photo by Carla Murphy Apple Eco-Friendly Cleaning co-owners regularly meet at member Luz Maria Arias' fourth floor walkup in Jackson Heights. In 2006, Teresa Perez and 14 other immigrant women began meeting


Organized Occupiers Frustrate Mayor and Landlords

Oct 17, 2011

Photo by Shankbone Protesters gather to demonstrate on Wall Street. In the damp, pre-dawn darkness over Zuccotti Park, three thousand people were ready for a confrontation. Police vans interspersed with news vehicles


Council Acts to Rein in Contracts

Oct 06, 2011

Photo by Kirk Kitell Science Applications International Corp., or SAIC, the main contractor on the CityTime project, has some 41,000 employees at locations around the world, including this one in Texas.


As Deficits Loom, City Faces More Cuts

Sep 20, 2011

Photo by Edward Reed In May, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a budget that relied almost exclusively on cuts to erase a budget gap. With more red ink on the horizon, will