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UNIONS HELP THE ECONOMY?

In U.S., Slim Majority Again Sees Unions as Helping Economy by Jeffrey M. Jones Story Highlights 52% say unions help the U.S. economy, 41% say they hurt it In 2009, 39% said unions help the economy; ...
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UNION MEMBERS AREN'T TOO PLEASED

Union Members Less Content With Safety, Recognition at Work by Andrew Dugan Story Highlights Union workers less satisfied with workplace safety and flexibility Union workers more satisfied with ...
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WE LIKE UNIONS

Americans' Support for Labor Unions Continues to Recover by Lydia Saad Story Highlights Nearly six in 10 now approve of unions, up from 48% in 2009 Slightly more want union influence to strengthen ...
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LIRR STRIKE WOULD BE "DEVASTATING"

DiNapoli Estimates LIRR Strike Could Cause Up To $50 Million In Economic Loss Daily New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli estimated a potential Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) strike could cause ...
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DINAPOLI ON NYC'S LABOR CONTRACT

DiNapoli: The Mayor's Proposed Budget Takes Large Steps In Addressing Outstanding Labor Contracts Out-Year Budget Gaps Are Manageable The recent labor agreement between New York City and the ...
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BEYOND THE SCOPE?

In Matter of Fernandez v. Commissioner of Labor, Andrea T. Fernandez and the Suffolk County Organization for the Promotion of Education (SCOPE) thought the organization's employees weren't entitled to ...
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A FEW WORDS: THE 2007 BROADWAY STAGEHAND STRIKE

A reader sent us the following rant on the Broadway stagehand strike. Since today marks "Day 15" of the walkout, and there's no apparent end in sight, we thought we'd share this reader's ...
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APPELLATE DIVISION SANCTIONS "RACKEETERING"

Last year, we took a look at the case of Helmsley-Spear, Inc. v. Fishman. In that dispute, union protesters situated themselves outside the Empire State Building and over the course of some 18 days ...
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A CASE YOU DON'T WANT

Should city employees be compensated for taking work home with them? That was the question addressed by the court in Singh v. City of New York, where six fire alarm inspectors alleged they were denied ...
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SOME LIKE IT HOT!

For the employees of the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), hot summer days from 2000 to 2003 lead to bitter complaints thanks to a malfunctioning air conditioner. Once considered an extravagance, ...
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COURT SQUELCHES UNION PROTEST

Noise. It's a menace to us all. And, an ugly reality of urban living. Yet, what does one do when things get a bit bothersome or extreme and the police won't intervene? And, better yet, what if the ...
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