strike

Impending school-bus strike could leave students stranded
Impending school-bus strike could leave students stranded
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 1/13/2013 at 1:17PM

A city-wide school-bus strike, leaving 152,000 children stranded, is likely to begin on Wednesday. According to the New York Post, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 has begun printing strike posters, assigning members to picket line locations at various bus yards and handed out a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” for conduct during a strike. The [...]

JFK security workers agree to hold off on strike
JFK security workers agree to hold off on strike
News Maggie Hayes 12/18/2012 at 7:12PM

Travelers headed through John F. Kennedy International Airport can breathe a sigh of relief, as, for now, security workers will remain on the job. Employees of the Air Serv and Global Elite security organizations had voted unanimously to go on strike starting Thursday, December 20, right before the airport’s holiday rush. However, in response, the [...]

Nurses say staffing cuts hurt Ozanam residents
Nurses say staffing cuts hurt Ozanam residents
News Melissa Chan 5/24/2012 at 12:13PM

While unionized nursing home workers in Bayside continue to cry foul at Ozanam Hall management for what they called damaging staffing policies, a “mystified” local legislator found himself caught in the crossfire. UFCW Local 342 — the union that represents more than 400 nursing home workers at Ozanam — rallied outside the home on May [...]

Negotiations continue, nurses set to strike
News Melissa Chan 1/25/2012 at 11:55AM

Registered nurses at Flushing Hospital plan to strike soon following disputes between hospital management and fruitless pickets. The hospital’s 420 nurses will walk off the job on the morning of February 7, protesting what they call “unfair contract negotiations.” “This situation has left us with our backs to a wall,” said Theresa McGorty, a registered [...]

Queens man may have committed suicide by fireworks
Queens man may have committed suicide by fireworks
News Jay Lane 1/24/2012 at 9:58AM

Queens man may have committed suicide by fireworks A troubled Queens man may have committed suicide by fireworks yesterday. Horrified relatives discovered Theodore Ellinghaus Jr., 50, dead in the second-floor hallway of his house on 111th Avenue in South Ozone Park at 9:28 a.m. — after the powerful M80 he was holding to his stomach [...]

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 [...]

Strike averted
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 1/03/2012 at 12:53PM

We applaud the efforts of the 32BJ Union and the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations (RAB) in averting the potential strike of over 22,000 service workers, including office cleaners. Queens is home to the largest population of these workers, and in avoiding a strike, we feel the economy of the borough, as well as [...]

[UPDATE] New York City office cleaners avoid strike
[UPDATE] New York City office cleaners avoid strike
News Alexa Altman 1/03/2012 at 11:05AM

[UPDATE #2] As New York City rang in the New Year, thousands of citywide workers celebrated their new and improved contracts. Negotiations concluded with an agreement to follow new four-year contracts for over 22,000 New York City office cleaners. The contracts include a 5.6 percent wage increase and bonuses totaling $1,100 as well as full employer-paid [...]