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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Report: Gov. Christie Orders Review Of State Purchasing Laws, Public Contracting

The move comes after a recent published report showed one in five multimillion dollar purchases made by governments in New Jersey broke the law.

01/15/2012

Metropolitan Opera House (credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

New York City Opera Announces Lockout Of Musicians After Negotiations Break Down Sunday

On Sunday, hours after talks broke down, the cash-strapped company canceled Monday rehearsals for a Feb. 12 opening production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” in Brooklyn.

01/08/2012

Montefiore (credit: Mark Rodriguez/CBS 2)

Montefiore, Nurses Union Avert Strike

The New York State Nurses Association and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx said Friday they had reached a deal for a new, four-year contract.

12/30/2011

Classroom (File - credit: CBS 2)

NJ Education Commissioner Voids Ramsey Teacher Contract

Chris Cerf found the deal between teachers and the Ramsey school board exceeded a three-year limit on contracts.

11/10/2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Public Workers Union To Respond To Contract Proposal From Gov. Cuomo

The Public Employees Federation’s 56,000 members already rejected one contract proposal. Cuomo had vowed 3,500 layoffs would follow but held back and returned to the bargaining table.

11/03/2011

(credit: The Central Park Boathouse)

Report: Central Park’s Boathouse Making Concessions To Striking Workers

Union head Peter Ward said Tuesday that the New York Hotel Trades Council would not end its walkout without a full union contract.

09/14/2011

Red Cross workers (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Red Cross Workers Authorize Strike

Larry Dorman, a spokesman for the AFSCME Local 3145, would not release the vote totals but said a “clear margin” was in favor of authorizing a strike. He said Red Cross workers in other states also will be taking strike authorization votes this week.

08/14/2011

Striking Verizon workers on West St. on Aug. 8, 2011 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Negotiations Under Way After Verizon Workers Hit Picket Lines Across NY, NJ

Candice Johnson of the Communication Workers of America and Verizon’s Richard Young had no immediate word on progress toward settling a strike that was in its second day Monday.

08/08/2011

Verizon Workers Strike (credit: CBS 2)

Thousands Of Verizon Workers Strike Over Labor Contract Talks

The strike does not involve employees of Verizon Wireless so it won’t affect service. The contract covers telephone and repair technicians, wireline customer service representatives and operators.

08/07/2011

A strike could've threatened constructin of the Barclays Center arena at Atlantic Yards (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

No Strike For NYC Crane Operators Friday

Louis Coletti of the Building Trade Employers Association says two unions representing crane operators, excavators and maintenance engineers agreed on a new contract less than two hours before their contracts expired.

07/01/2011

Macy's Herald Square (credit: Kristin&Joe via Flickr.com)

Macy’s Workers, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Macy’s and the union representing workers at its flagship Manhattan store and three other New York locations have reached a tentative contract agreement following all-night negotiations.

06/16/2011

Gov. Chris Christie (Credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Union: NJ Governor Won’t Counter Giveback Proposal

Governor Christie said he wants health care concessions achieved through legislation, not bargaining.

03/17/2011

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

NYC Comptroller John Liu Rejects Teacher Recruitment Contract

Comptroller John Liu said the 5-year contract was submitted by the Department of Education last month to recruit and train teachers from non-traditional backgrounds to become public school teachers.

03/11/2011

Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Monmouth Junction, NJ - Oct 26, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Fight Continues Over NJ Superintendent Pay

The board approved a five-year contract extension for Seitz on Nov. 9 to boost his pay to more $216,000, and the district reportedly has been paying him the increased salary.

02/18/2011

A Verizon version of the Apple iPhone 4 is seen at the launch news conference in Lincoln Center - New York, NY - Jan 11, 2011 - Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

Ahead Of iPhone, Verizon Says It May Slow Data

On the same day it started taking pre-orders for the iPhone, Verizon Wireless is updating its terms of service to give it the right to slow down data service for users who use far more than others.

02/03/2011

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