Tag: workers

  • Conflicting Stories Emerge Following the Firing of 23 Cablevision Workers

    This morning a group of protestors, led by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, demanded that management at Cablevision’s garage in Canarsie come out and have a little chat about yesterday’s firing of 23 workers. Cablevision says that the fired technicians were illegally striking and refused to work. The union […]

  • Boycott at Brooklyn Wendy’s Apparently Causes Owner to Rehire Worker Fired For Striking

    Management at a Downtown Brooklyn Wendy’s probably thought it was sending a stern message to its staff after one of its employees was fired this morning for participating in yesterday’s city-wide walkout. Well, just hours after laying down the law, it appears that the owner stepped in and hired the worker back. Surely the decision […]

  • 9/11 Healthcare Worker Fund Will Now Start Covering Cancer Link

    Thankfully, this bit of news is a little more resounding for the World Trade Center anniversary on Tuesday than our report of the political dispute between Bloomberg and Cuomo over the Museum funds from earlier today. According to the New York Post, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health – an organization that had […]

  • ConEd Negotiations End in the Dismissal of 8,500 Workers

    Well, this completely backfired. Over the past ten days, the Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America and ConEd officials have ¬†been arguing over the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement that ended at midnight Saturday. As the deadline slowly passed last night, the electrical titan that powers New York City and Westchester County […]