When a worker in this city has to endure a three-hour walk to work because his minimum wage salary doesn't allow for him to afford public transportation, that's a problem.
Low-wage workers across the city have stood up in the past year to demand that such insecurity be eradicated and to pressure e ... More >>
Sometimes, news happens right before your very eyes! Or even outside your building! To you! We have received word that there are "four guys" outside handing fliers out in front of the Village Voice offices. Even more, they are protesting the (for the record: unionized) Village Voice for union ... More >>
In the face of Republican threats, President Obama announced today that he plans to push through recess appointments for 15 of the White House nominees currently pending before the Senate. The list of nominees announced for recess appointments includes Craig Becker for the National Labor Rela ... More >>
In the wake of yesterday's suprise announcement that Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava was dropping out of the race for the open congressional seat in NY-23, a number of powerful state unions, Scozzafava's husband, and possibly Scozzafava herself have switched their suppport to Democrat Bi ... More >>
Over at his victory party in Dumbo, Bill de Blasio seemed shocked that he managed to get himself into a runoff for the office of Public Advocate with veteran candidate Mark Green. "This is a wonderful result -- amazing!" de Blasio said between hugs. "You kind of just get used to assuming it's not go ... More >>
It's getting so you can't even make a bleeping joke in politics anymore. GOP House Whip Eric Cantor, angry about an ad from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees that unfavorably mentions him as an opponent of the stimulus, forwarded to a reporter at the liberal Talking P ... More >>
There is little news coming out of Albany, but the estimable Liz Benjamin notes an ominous sign for the state senate Democrats, whose hope to claim a majority in Wednesday's vote is clouded by a rebel faction of city senators: Republican leader Dean Skelos is arranging for representatives of 1199 SE ... More >>