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Riders Alliance Pushes For Legislation To Give Workers Pre-Tax Transit Benefits

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — An effort is underway in New York to push legislation that could save straphangers hundreds of dollars a year. Riders Alliance Pushes For Legislation To Give Workers Pre-Tax Transit Benefits Jim Smith reports playpause Currently, employers can voluntarily offer pre-tax transit benefits that set aside up to $ 130 a month from […]

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Four New York City emergency workers put on 'modified duty' in response to

Four New York City emergency workers put on 'modified duty' in response to … Four New York City emergency workers have been barred from responding to 911 calls amid an investigation into the medical response to a man who died in police custody after being put in an apparent chokehold during his arrest. Officials told […]

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Maryland casino to interview workers from closing Atlantic City casinos

A Maryland casino is looking to hire some of the soon-to-be-jobless Atlantic City casino workers. Maryland Live! is holding job fairs next week at the Sheraton hotel across from the Atlantic City Convention Center. The Hanover, Maryland casino held a similar recruitment effort in January when The Atlantic Club shut down. WNYW – Local News

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Four EMS workers placed on modified desk duty as part of chokehold investigation

The FDNY placed four EMS workers on modified desk duty Sunday as part of the investigation into the death of a Staten Island man who was placed in a chokehold by a police officer while being arrested last week. amNewYork

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Sources: Four EMS Workers Who Responded During Fatal Arrest of SI Man Placed on Modified Duty

Sources tell NY1 that four EMS workers who responded during an arrest that resulted in the death of Eric Garner are being placed on modified duty, while the Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday held a prayer service at Riverside Church for Garner. NEWS – NY1

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Lowe’s workers fix Vietnam veteran’s wheelchair

Some big-hearted home improvement store employees stepped up to the plate to help a disabled war veteran on Staten Island recently. Michael Sulsona lost both of his legs in Vietnam. He said he has spent two years waiting for a new wheelchair from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Last week, while shopping at a Lowe’s […]

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How to Get Back From the Hamptons on Sunday if LIRR Workers Strike

How to Get Back From the Hamptons on Sunday if LIRR Workers Strike

From a rental car to a private plane, there are ways to get home from your weekend in the Hamptons. Home Page Top Stories on DNAINFO.com – Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | 5:09pm

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Washington Lawmakers Not Stepping In if LIRR Workers Go On Strike

Federal lawmakers on Wednesday said they will not intervene if Long Island Rail Road workers go on strike later this month and comes as the MTA begins a communication blitz alerting riders of the possible service interruption. NEWS – NY1

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Utrecht at 21 East 13th Street (Image courtesy of http://www.legionpaper.com/blog/tag/utrecht)

Update: Utrecht Workers Call for Living Wage

Utrecht at 21 East 13th Street (Image courtesy of http://www.legionpaper.com/blog/tag/utrecht) This March, workers at the 13th street Utrecht became the first at their company to unionize, when they voted to join the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union (RWDSU). Now, they’re set to sit down to negotiate a contract, and they are asking for the […]

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3 workers injured near Intrepid Museum

Three workers were burned while working on a transformer on Pier 86 by the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Midtown Manhattan Tuesday morning, authorities said. The employees were… Metro | New York Post

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Indie Bookstore Rehires Workers It Fired For Supporting The Union

The owners of an independent bookstore in New York City have rehired four workers who were fired shortly after they voted in favor of union representation. As HuffPost reported Wednesday, the Morningside Heights shop Book Culture recently canned a group of workers who had backed an organizing drive by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store […]

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California Backs Off Glove Requirement for Restaurant Workers

The bill’s critics said the focus on gloves detracted from more important food-safety issues. Everyone from high-end sushi chefs to dive-bar cocktail specialists will be able to handle food without gloves in California once Governor Jerry Brown signs a bill reversing an ill-fated ban that proved to be exceedingly unpopular among high-end and independent restaurant […]

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New York Workers Get Extended Lunch Break to Watch Team USA

New York Workers Get Extended Lunch Break to Watch Team USA

Gov. Cuomo gave state workers an extended lunch break to watch Team USA against Germany the World Cup. Home Page Top Stories on DNAINFO.com – Thursday, June 26, 2014 | 1:09pm

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Watch a Guy Ask Fast-Food Workers to Remake His Burgers to Look More Like Ad Photos

No, fast food never looks like the ads, but YouTube short-maker Greg Benson wondered what would happen if he wore a hidden camera and asked the folks at McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King to give it their best shot fixing his “not very high, kind of flat, and not very attractive” lunchtime failures and redo […]

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The Printing House.

Workers at Luxurious West Village Condo Strike In Protest of Intimidation Tactics

The Printing House. It was not until yesterday afternoon that workers at the Printing House, a luxury building at 421 Hudson Street, officially went on strike, walking out over alleged intimidation tactics by the building’s management. But there have been troubling signs at the West Village condo, where apartments fetch between $ 1.3 million and […]

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