The nearly 33,000 garment workers in New York are facing the same troubles that European immigrants successfully tackled two generations ago. The way the unions succeeded back then was to engage in a meaningful way in people’s lives beyond the factory floor.
The story of how two strangers conspired to save an abandoned rail in the late ’90s and transform it into a vital urban park.
Passengers love to complain about New York City’s 100,000-plus taxicab and limousine drivers. But what do they say about us, the riders? MetroFocus hit the road to find out. Sure enough, cab drivers take issue with a lot of things we passengers do.
Occupy Albany hit its stride, while those Zuccotti Park hit a speed bump. The recessions hit home for kids when Bloomberg downsized his Halloween candy. This week’s winners and losers…
On Nov. 3, the first batch of Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in the first wave of mass arrests appeared in court. The majority refused a deal offered by prosecutors and opted instead to proceed to trial.
Denis Hughes, the powerful president of the New York AFL-CIO that serves 2.5 million union members, has told multiple associates he is not planning to run for re-election.
Pension reforms proposed last week by Mayor Bloomberg and Comptroller John Liu could run into challenges from representatives of the very workers they are supposed to benefit. City Hall News reports.