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LIRR Union Members Vote To Approve New Contract

Members of the unions representing most Long Island Rail Road workers have approved the four-year contract that was negotiated last month.

08/16/2014

Long Island Rail Road riders on Thursday, July 17. (Credit: CBS 2)

Anxiety Over For LIRR Commuters After Strike Is Averted

Commuters let out a big sigh of relief Thursday, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an agreement that has averted a crippling Long Island Rail Road strike.

07/17/2014

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City Reaches Tentative Deals With Health Care Workers’, Nurses’ Unions

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced tentative agreements with two health care worker unions.

06/25/2014

Nassau County police cruiser (File/Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

NIFA Votes To End 3 Year Wage Freeze On Some Nassau County Unions

It was 2 a.m. when the vote came down, but union members still filled the room and cheered as a board voted to approve the end of a wage freeze.

05/03/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Universal Pre-K Funding Fight Overshadows New Mayor’s First Budget

The primary focus of the mayor’s plan includes universal, full-day pre-kindergarten, which includes $530 million from taxing the rich, a projection that got him a tongue-lashing from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

02/12/2014

Bill de Blasio Universal Pre-K press conference Jan. 6, 2014 (Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Unions On Board With Mayor De Blasio’s Universal Pre-K Plan

Labor leaders said they’ll lobby state lawmakers to OK New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to offer universal pre-kindergarten.

01/06/2014

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Next Mayor Will Be Left To Tackle Unsettled Union Contracts

One of the pressing issues facing the next mayor of New York City will be unsettled union contracts for city workers.

11/02/2013

Bill de Blasio joined by union leaders, members at a rally in front of Brooklyn Borough Hall, Nov. 1, 2013. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Rallies Union Members As Campaign Enters Home Stretch

Members of organized labor packed the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall, saying a de Blasio victory on Tuesday will bring about positive big changes.

11/01/2013

Sal Albanese during the Gay Pride March on June 30, 2013 (credit: Sal 2013)

Eye On Politics: Mayoral Hopeful Sal Albanese Touts ‘Record Of Independence’

One of the men running for New York City mayor, if elected, would be making a return to city government after an over 15-year absence.

07/02/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in front of City Hall (file / credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Bill De Blasio Calls For Tax On The ‘Wealthiest New Yorkers’

New York City Public Advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio has called for the richest New Yorkers to pay a little more in taxes.

06/25/2013

New York City Comptroller John Liu on the steps of City Hall (file / credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

John Liu Says In Radio Interview That He Did Work In A Sweatshop

John Liu, the Democratic New York City Comptroller and mayoral hopeful, tried to clarify what was a key part of his campaign for his current office.

06/24/2013

City Worker Rally

City Workers Rally For A New Contract At City Hall

Thousands of city workers whose union contracts have expired rallied for new and fair agreements in Lower Manhattan Wednesday afternoon.

06/12/2013

May Day Demonstration (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Heavy Police Presence At Mainly Peaceful NYC May Day Demonstration

Thousands of activists armed with flags, puppets and cow bells took to the city’s streets on Wednesday to rally for immigration reform and labor rights as part of worldwide May Day protests.

05/01/2013

Walmart workers protest (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Americans Failed Walmart Workers

After all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.

11/26/2012

(Photo: Publicity shots of Dick Devos, union opponent, and James P. Hoffa, union organizer)

Digital Debate: Teamster’s Hoffa & Amway Heir DeVos: Clash Over Unions!

James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.

10/29/2012

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