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Quinn: City Council reaches deal on required paid sick leave
Quinn: City Council reaches deal on required paid sick leave
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/29/2013 at 10:21AM

Small businesses will soon be mandated to provide an allotted number of sick days, after a compromise on the much-debated legislation was struck last night. Union leaders, advocates and city lawmakers came to a deal on the Paid Sick Leave bill, which has been opposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a [...]

Unions back Queens soccer stadium
Unions back Queens soccer stadium
News Terence M. Cullen 2/13/2013 at 9:17AM

Kicking in their support for hundreds of potential jobs, several construction unions have backed the proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The Hotel Trades Council; the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York; and 32BJ SEIU all backed the project for its potential to give union workers jobs and [...]

OpEd: PCBs and Overcrowding in Schools Point to a Larger Problem
News Queens Courier Staff 10/03/2012 at 1:28PM

BY HECTOR FIGUEROA Recent reports of a leak of a highly toxic chemical compound, PCB, in a Queens school and of continued, severe overcrowding in many of the borough’s schools have no doubt caused concern among some Queens parents. Parents and other members of the public should know that these issues are symptoms of a [...]

Service workers avoid strike
Service workers avoid strike
News Alexa Altman 1/03/2012 at 5:00PM

The ball in Times Square may have dropped, but the bargaining unit representing the 32BJ Union did not drop the ball on worker contract negotiations. After several days of meetings between the union and the Realty Advisory Board, the two groups came to a consensus — improving the contracts for over 22,000 citywide service workers [...]

Workers rally for lost jobs
News 10/22/2008 at 12:00AM

Twelve custodians working in the Queens headquarters of the Department of Education (DOE) were recently laid off without proper notice, said the union representing them. On Wednesday, October 15, the workers gathered in front of the building, at 44-36 Vernon Boulevard, in Long Island City, to say they want their jobs back. The company that [...]