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Office cleaners at two Midtown high-rises went on strike Wednesday, saying their salaries have been slashed and their health benefits have been done away with. (Credit Holli Haerr/1010 WINS)

Midtown Office Cleaners Strike, Say Pay Has Been Cut And Insurance Eliminated

Office cleaners at two Midtown high-rises went on strike Wednesday, saying their salaries have been slashed and their health benefits have been done away with.

11/20/2013

A bank teller displays $100 bills (file/credit: Oscar Siagian/AFP/GettyImages)

United Way Rushes To Aid Of N.J. Man Who Found Money, Lost Benefits

The Bergen County United Way has rallied support and special donations for a formerly homeless Good Samaritan from Hackensack, N.J. who was stripped of his benefits.

11/10/2013

FILE - Gallons of milk sit on a cooler shelf at a grocery store. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

New York Food Stamp Families Adjust As Benefit Cuts Kick In

For many New York families the reduction in benefits will mean finding other ways to put food on the table.

11/01/2013

Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Sony Music Nashville)

Good Deeds Score Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert And Blake Shelton ‘Do Something!’ Award Nominations

Just goes to show that not all good deeds go unnoticed, as Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert all receive nominations for the 2012 ‘Do Something! Awards.’ Find out who they are in the running with and how you can make a difference.

07/17/2012

NJ Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Gov. Chris Christie Signs NJ Public Employees Benefits Bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed landmark employee benefits legislation requiring a half-million public workers to pay more for pension and health benefits.

06/28/2011

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

NJ Public Workers Pension Contributions Bill Heads To Senate Monday

Since the New Jersey Assembly approved the employee benefits bill and the supplemental measure Thursday, it’s now up to the Democrat-controlled Senate to cross the last “T” before sending the legislation to Governor Chris Christie.

06/26/2011

Governor Chris Christie  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Gov. Christie Holds Town Hall As Legislators Grapple With Budget, Public Worker Pensions

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads to North Jersey to hold his 20th town hall of the year as big issues loom at the Statehouse. Wednesday’s town hall event is being held at the Fair Lawn Community Center.

06/22/2011

Ginger Adamson, of Orange, N.J., is seen supporting the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2211 as public employee unions protest near the New Jersey Statehouse in a rally against pension and health care legislation that went before the Assembly Budget Committee, Monday, June 20, 2011 in Trenton, N.J. (credit: Julio Cortez/AP)

New Jersey Senate Passes Benefits Bill In 24-15 Vote

The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill requiring sharply higher contributions for pensions and health benefits from public workers while suspending unions’ ability to bargain over health care.

06/20/2011

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Senate Committee Passes Bill To Increase Public Workers’ Contribution To Pensions

A bill requiring 500,000 public workers in New Jersey to shoulder a significantly larger share of the costs for their health care and pension benefits and take the issue off the bargaining table has advanced over staunch objections from organized labor.

06/17/2011

Judging Which Sector Receives Higher Pay Is Tricky

Researchers comparing total compensation for public versus private employees have come to very different conclusions, largely because of how they weigh different factors.

04/16/2011

New York City Comptroller John Liu - File / Photo: Office of the Comptroller

Comptroller Wins Big For Cheated Workers

Twenty-four workers will be splitting over $2 million in settlement money won by Comptroller John Liu.

02/21/2011

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (credit: CBS 2)

NY School Audits Find Health Benefits For The Dead

A state audit shows 10 school districts in New York paid nearly $239,000 for health insurance benefits for dead or ineligible retirees.

01/19/2011

N.J. Sen. Stephen Sweeney (credit: NJLegDistrict3.com)

Sweeney: No Pension Reform Unless NJ Pays Up

Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he’ll soon announce major pension changes that will hinge on Gov. Chris Christie agreeing to start paying into the system. Payments have been skipped or greatly reduced in recent years.

01/06/2011

New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Gillibrand Calls On Lawmakers To Extend Jobless Benefits

Gillibrand held a news conference to encourage federal lawmakers to extend long-term unemployment benefits through the end of 2011.

12/06/2010

NYC Pensions Online, Except For Cops, Firefighters

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – The Empire Center for New York State Policy has posted online the benefits of more than 200,000 New York City government retirees and is suing the city after being denied the […]

09/22/2010

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