More than 50 retirees said they opposed the plan. Zero said they supported it.
The union’s focus on direct action reflects skepticism that an incoming staffing law will significantly increase staffing ratios.
A judge’s decision delays the Oct. 31 deadline for former city employees to decide whether they want to move to private Medicare Advantage or pay for alternatives.
Uncertainty about coverage and costs under Medicare Advantage has a quarter million former city workers on edge. Two lawsuits seeking to block the move are slated to be heard in court Wednesday.
Tens of thousands of undocumented workers could be left out. Advocates are pushing to add more funds.
The city’s taxi agency has ignored drivers’ demands and proposed a plan that the comptroller warns ‘would spend more money to forgive less debt.’
With deep ties to both organized labor and the city’s business elite, Mayor Eric Adams will face tough tradeoffs on union contracts.
With thousands of officers not coming into work, incarcerated people aren’t getting escorted to their medical appointments, a New York Focus investigation finds.
City leaders have awarded a contract to provide city retirees private Medicare-like insurance to a corporate coalition termed “The Alliance.” Former public workers worry their coverage may change.
New York is showering microchip manufacturers with billions in subsidies—on top of massive federal incentives.
The Economic Development Corporation manages city land in the service of private profit. We need a new approach.
Cuomo pledged to deal with rampant wage theft this year, then failed to deliver. Now, a bill to recover stolen wages is unlikely to pass the legislature.
Unemployed New Yorkers are receiving surprise tax bills. Republican legislators joined with progressive Democrats to move to waive taxes on benefits, following the lead of most other states and the federal government.
Can New York meet its emissions goals if it green-lights more fossil fuel infrastructure? A proposal to rebuild a fracked-gas plant will set the precedent.
A quarter million retired city workers could be left with bigger health insurance bills and fewer doctor choices under a city plan to change their health insurance.
State lawmakers and workers’ rights advocates warned that burdensome proof-of-employment requirements may mean the funds go unspent.
After months of conflict involving alleged intimidation and potentially illegal firings, workers at Queens Defenders voted overwhelmingly to unionize.
In a striking sign of activists’ success, most candidates running in the June election for DA say they would not prosecute cases involving consensual sex work.
With the state ethics commission widely seen as controlled by the governor, legislators are looking for other ways to investigate the allegations.
Amid an ongoing union election at the Queens indigent defense law firm, two outspoken union supporters were fired without warning.