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Firefighters respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in East Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Rob Bennett/Office of Mayor of New York/Getty Images)

Report: East Harlem Probe Reveals Improper Training For Con Ed Workers

A state probe into the deadly East Harlem building explosion last March has revealed flaws in the training of Con Edison workers who handle underground natural gas pipes, according to a published report.

07/31/2014

An LIRR train arrives at the Bethpage station. (credit: Getty Images)

CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer Gives Breakdown Of What Both Sides Want In Potential LIRR Strike

With 10 days to go Thursday before a possible Long Island Rail Road strike, many have been wondering just how far apart the two sides really are.

07/10/2014

Domino's Pizza

Lawmaker: Domino’s Employees Were Fired After Complaining About Conditions

Two area lawmakers rallied Sunday with employees of a Domino’s Pizza restaurant in Washington Heights, after workers there were fired.

12/08/2013

Car Wash

Bronx Car Wash Workers Walk Off Job Over Union Fight

Workers at two car washes in the Bronx walked off the job Saturday, accusing their employers of retaliating against them after they voted to join a union.

09/28/2013

Carpenters' Union Training Camp-Out

Would-Be Workers Set For Days Camping Out For Carpenters’ Training Program

Hopeful prospective workers camped out Saturday in an attempt to gain a spot in the Carpenters’ Union training program.

08/17/2013

Domino's Pizza

Activists, Assemblywoman Protest Over Domino’s Pizza Labor Practices

New York State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenathal (D-Manhattan) joined activists Saturday in protesting what they called abusive labor practices of Domino’s Pizza in New York City.

04/13/2013

The keyboard of an Apple laptop. (credit: CBS)

Survey: Many Older Workers Not Planning On Retiring Soon, If At All

A new survey Tuesday indicated that many people approaching retirement age have no intention of stopping working.

02/27/2013

National Grid

Report: National Grid Slapped With Lawsuit By Workers Who Got No Overtime Pay

Power and natural gas supplier National Grid has been hit with another lawsuit, this time by its own workers who said they never received overtime pay for extra hours during Superstorm Sandy, according to a published report.

11/17/2012

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U.S. Attorney: 10 More Charged In Long Island Rail Road Disability Fraud Scheme

The retirees are accused of faking injuries to qualify for extra disability pension pay. Tuesday arrests came following 11 last October, including doctors who allegedly helped retirees game the system and former LIRR workers who claimed crippling injuries.

05/22/2012

Carlos Borbon (credit: Suffolk County PD)

Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening TV Crew On Long Island

Police say Carlos Borbon got into an altercation with some of the workers, pulled out a kitchen knife, and threatened to kill them.

02/18/2012

Money (file / credit: clipart.com)

Report: NJ Workers Saved Most Money From Temporary Payroll Tax Cut

An analysis shows the average worker in New Jersey saved about $872, or 22 percent more than the national average because the state has some of the nation’s highest paid workers. The cut is determined by income.

12/01/2011

The office of Dr. Peter Lesniewski, who was charged in October 2011 in the alleged LIRR disability scheme. (credit: CBS 2 | Inset: File Photo)

Report: Over Half Of LIRR Retirees In ’10 Claimed Disability

Federal prosecutors charged 11 people on Thursday with conspiracy in a decade-long fraud that authorities say poisoned the pension system used by employees of the nation’s largest commuter railroad.

10/29/2011

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Atlantic City Casino Workers Concerned Over Weak Gambling Market

The casinos have struggled for five years with plunging revenues amid ever-growing — and ever-closer — competition.

10/09/2011

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

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

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