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MTA, union reach deal for transit workers

Transit officials and the union representing about 34,000 city subway and bus workers reached a tentative contract deal that would include raises and new benefits but require higher health insurance payments, both sides and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. WNYW – NYC News

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Cuomo Announces Deal Between MTA, Transport Workers Union

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that a deal is in place in the long-running labor dispute between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transport Workers Union, a deal that the union’s executive board voted in favor of Thursday evening. | Read New Yorkers’ thoughts. NEWS – NY1

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Transit Workers’ Union Wants Cuomo to Get Involved in Stalled Contract Talks

The union representing 34,000 subway and bus workers is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to get involved in long-stalled contract talks with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. NEWS – NY1

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Frieze New York Art Fair to Hire Union Workers

The 2012 Frieze Art Fair on Randall’s Island. Image courtesy of www.glenwoodnyc.com. Frieze New York, like all art fairs, is temporary. For a week during the month of May, the British company descends on Randall’s Island and rolls out a tent, under which wealthy dealers and collectors come from the world over to trade money […]

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Russian Cheese-Factory Workers Bathed Naked in Milk

That can’t be hygienic. Bored, maybe, because they toil away in a Siberian string-cheese factory, some guys stripped somewhere between bare-chested and fully nude (or not — the photos aren’t clear), took a pic swimming in a vat of milk, and did what geniuses like these always do: posted it on social media, this time […]

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Airport Workers March on a Symbolic Day

Airport workers, elected officials and community leaders rallied for improved wages, benefits and a paid holiday. City Room

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Connecticut’s Fast-Food Workers Getting Minimum Wage Increase

Fast-food workers striking last year. State lawmakers approved the law yesterday, so Connecticut fast-food workers will be the first in the nation to rake in at least $ 10.10 an hour. The law won’t go into effect until 2017, which the Connecticut Restaurant Association is already fearing as the year of hard knocks: “Connecticut’s restaurateurs […]

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East Harlem explosion: Workers continue to remove rubble in East Harlem

The removal of debris continues at the site of the deadly building explosion and collapse in East Harlem Friday. Eight people died in the blast and another 70 were injured, and workers will spend another full day pouring through the debris, using sound devices to probe for voices and telescopic cameras to peer into small […]

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Budget Must Address Low Wages of Social Service Workers

For six years, the lowest paid human-service workers in New York State have not had a cost of living adjustment, meaning their real wages have shrunk by nearly 12 percent. Is this the year Albany finally wakes up to that injustice? City Limits – News

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Workers, Advocates Rally for Bill to Let City Set Own Minimum Wage

Dozens of workers joined with advocates, labor leaders and elected officials Friday to support a bill, which is being called "Raise Up NY" by its supporters, that would let the city set its own minimum wage. NEWS – NY1

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Long Island nursing home workers arrested

Several workers from the Medford Multicare Center for Living on Long Island were arrested and brought to Central Islip District Court to be arraigned. A number of them made bond. The allegations against them are disturbing and they may have had a connection to the death of a patient last year. Nine nurses, aides, and […]

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Pimps sentenced to prison after sex workers recall trauma

Three Mexican brothers from an infamous town of pimps were slammed with long jail sentences after two of their victims delivered heart-wrenching pleas for justice in a Brooklyn courtroom.      New York News – NY Daily News

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City’s workers paid nearly twice salary of private sector: report

It pays to work in city government. Municipal workers made nearly twice as much as their counterparts in the private sector in former Mayor Michael Bloom­berg’s last years in office… Metro | New York Post

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MTA boss denies workers raises to avoid fare hike

The MTA chief shot down raises for the labor unions without concessions at a state hearing on Thursday — saying such a wage boost would sock riders with a large… Metro | New York Post

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Curious Workers Discover Bag of Snakes Dumped on Sidewalk

‘Pssst!’ said the snake in the bag. Talk about a ssstrange find!  An (unlucky, we would say) auto body shop worker in Gowanus, Brooklyn, spotted a moving duffle bag in a garbage by the Finest Towing and Autobody containing four snakes, one of which was a 6-foot long boa constrictor.  It is unclear as to […]

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