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Controversial Schools Tech Contract Wins Approval

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A contract to expand internet access in New York City schools as well as proposals for sharing school space moved forward despite concerns. Oh, and the cell phone ban was lifted.
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Police Labor Contracts Still in Limbo

Friday, January 09, 2015

Amid the tension between the NYPD and City Hall, there's another issue: Members of the PBA have been working without a contract since 2010.

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Contractually Obligated Creativity; Nataly Dawn Shows Her Dark Side; Musical Hoaxes

Monday, April 01, 2013

In this episode:  

• When Bang Records held singer Van Morrison to his contract and forced him to produce another album for the label – they ended up with songs like “Ring Worm” and “Want a Danish.” We take a look at how artists have dealt with their contractual disagreements – from Marvin Gaye to Lou Reed.

• Plus, singer-songwriter Nataly Dawn is one half of the perky, wide-eyed, YouTube-famous duo Pomplamoose. She comes in-studio to play a subdued set of songs off of her solo debut, How I Knew Her.

• And: APRIL FOOLS’! We revisit a discussion about musical hoaxes and trickery from John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants. (Seriously. That part is not a joke.)

Schoolbook

The High, Low and Lowest Points Between a Mayor and a Union

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg’s relationship with the teachers' union hit an all-time low last month when the two sides couldn’t agree on a new way to evaluate city teachers. And that's saying something, considering the rocky relationship this mayor has had with the union. An audio look-back recalls some choice moments from the last decade.

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WNYC News

Disaster Inc: Some Companies Win Big Post-Sandy

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Schoolbook

Past Probes Shadow Bids for Food Contracts

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

In the country's largest school system, which serves nearly 900,000 meals a day, keeping the cafeterias stocked with food is a complex business. The investigative news website City Limits examines the city's contracts for getting food to schools, and how these delivery methods can affect what students eat.

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WNYC News

St. Luke's-Roosevelt Nurses Threaten Strike Next Month

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Despite negotiating overnight and into the early morning hours on Thursday, nurses at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital said they've been unable to reach a contract agreement with management, and are now threatening to strike on January 3.

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WNYC News

City to Take Over Scandal-Plagued CityTime Payroll Project

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The city is taking control of a scandal-plagued payroll project away from outside consultants.

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Thousands of Macy's Workers Threaten Strike

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union announced on Monday that 4,000-plus members voted to authorize the union to call a strike. It would affect four Macy's stores, including the one in Herald Square.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: Developers, Workers Spar on Contracts

Thursday, June 09, 2011

A fight brews between developers and their workers. Could we see strikes at construction projects this summer?

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Firefighters' Union Set to Take Legal Action to Snuff Staff Cuts

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The firefighters union plans to take legal action to prevent the city from cutting staff at 60 engine companies next month, claiming reducing personnel at some of the city's busiest companies would put the public at risk.

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