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After 'Accord' NJ Union Pulls Out of Pension Talks

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Governor Chris Christie touted an "unprecedented accord" with the state's largest teachers union on pension reform. The union said there was no deal, and has called off negotiations.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

At an UES Bagel Shop, Undocumented Workers Fight for Fair Wages

Thursday, April 02, 2015

At a popular bakery café in the Upper East Side, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers. 

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99% Invisible

158- Sandhogs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eighty years ago, New York City needed another tunnel under the Hudson River. The Holland Tunnel and the George Washington Bridge could no longer handle the mounting traffic between New Jersey and Manhattan. Thus began construction of the Lincoln Tunnel.

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WNYC News

Hundreds of Teachers Rally Against Cuomo's Education Plans

Monday, March 02, 2015

They said the governor is pushing a "test and punish" agenda in public schools.

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The Takeaway

As Wisconsin Debates Right-to-Work, Gov. Walker Looks Ahead to 2016

Thursday, February 26, 2015

As the Wisconsin state legislature debates right-to-work legislation to the sound of union protests at the state capitol, Gov. Scott Walker looks ahead to the 2016 presidential race. 

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WNYC News

Christie and Union Disagree on Agreement for Pension Reform

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The governor said there was an "unprecedented accord" with the teachers union on reforms to retirement and health benefits. The union said there wasn't.

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WNYC News

Inside the Room with Cablevision’s Boss and 250 Angry Workers

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Audio from a heated meeting between Cablevision CEO James Dolan and a warehouse full of employees is now evidence in a government lawsuit accusing the company of threatening workers.

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The Takeaway

Workers Organize Largest Union Strike Since 1980s

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

In what's being called the biggest strike since 1980, union workers at U.S. oil refineries & chemical plants across the country have walked out over disagreements on working conditions.

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WNYC News

Workers, Union Leaders, Call Out Park Slope Car Wash

Sunday, December 14, 2014

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Labor groups rally to call attention to what the call unfair employment practices at a Park Slope car wash.

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WNYC News

Pension Boards Sue Christie

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Board members want the governor to pay the nearly $2.5 billion he cut from the state's pension payment.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Europe's budget wrangles

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Europe's budget wrangles

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WNYC News

LIRR Deal Reflects National Trends on Health Care

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Workers will start paying a portion of their salaries for health care premiums for the first time.

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WNYC News

De Blasio and DC 37 Union Strike Deal

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's largest public workers union announced a tentative contract agreement.

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WNYC News

Christie Signs Budget, Defies Democrats on Pension and Taxes

Monday, June 30, 2014

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"Balanced and responsible," or a plan that will hurt working families?

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Transportation Nation

Meeting Between MTA and LIRR Workers Yields Nothing but More Bad Feelings, Finger Pointing

Friday, June 27, 2014

A MTA-scheduled meeting that the LIRR unions had threatened to boycott did indeed happen Friday — but without any resolution to the ongoing contract dispute.

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Transportation Nation

LIRR Unions: MTA's Latest Offer "Grandstanding;" May Skip Talks

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The MTA says its latest offer to the unions represents "the next level." But union leaders are angry the MTA unveiled the offer to the media — and are threatening to skip Friday's scheduled bargaining session.

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WNYC News

Did the City's Flawed 911 System Delay Response to Deadly Metro-North Train Derailment?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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The delayed response to December's deadly Bronx Metro-North derailment is detailed in a document released to WNYC by a city fire union. The union claims the city's 911 system is to blame.

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Transportation Nation

Federal Mediators Side With LIRR Unions, Not MTA

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The mediation is nonbinding, but it potentially brings the nation's largest commuter railroad one step closer to a strike as early as July.

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WNYC News

Airport Workers Trumpet Their Push to Unionize

Monday, May 12, 2014

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In a symbolic event to pressure airlines and officials, workers from JFK, Laguardia and Newark airports signed cards saying they want to join 32BJ Service Employees International Union.

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Operavore

Metropolitan Opera Contract Talks Begin, Con Forza

Monday, May 05, 2014

Contract talks between the Metropolitan Opera and the union representing the company's singers, dancers and stage managers got off to a markedly tempestuous start on Monday.

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