New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has made it explicitly clear that he hates guns. For example, he recently urged cops across the country to go on strike in protest of the nation's lax gun laws. Additionally, he founded the organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns in an effort to get rid of loophol ... More >>
New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's got a brand new plan in his crusade to rid the world of guns: cops should go on strike.Don't worry -- it makes complete sense (according to Bloomberg, anyway, who also thinks donating food to homeless shelters is a bad idea because he can't monitor the amount of ... More >>
If you have been keeping up with the tabloids, you might think that contract negotiations between the MTA and the Transport Workers Union Local 100 have come to a screeching halt.
You might even be tempted to believe that the union is going to strike, leaving you stranded in the cold on an ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg just held a press conference with NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo to address a possible strike by the city's school bus drivers that would affect 152,000 kids.
Bloomberg described the proposed strike as "just outrageous" and said ... More >>
Striking Verizon employees confront workers on a pole on Alexander Avenue in the BronxAs the Verizon strike enters its fifth day, we've come across various picket lines near Verizon buildings, here in the East Village and around the city. But what we hadn't witnessed until today was a scene w ... More >>
On Thursday, the Newspaper Guild made a public plea to all unpaid writers for the Huffington Post to withdraw their services as a part of a strike against using unpaid labor in the wake of HuffPo's $315 million sale to AOL. "Just as we would ask writers to stand fast and not cross a physical ... More >>
Village VoiceTrouble's a-brewing at the Continental. The bar may be best known for its cheap drinks (a banner outside advertises $10 for any five shots), but it's now coming under fire for its stringent door policy, which some people are claiming is racist.
We at Runnin' Scared have far and few (okay, no) doormen between us. But that doesn't mean we don't understand the plight of the many wealthy New Yorkers facing the possibility of a doorman strike come 12:01 a.m. April 21. We are not like the snarky old New York Times, publishing how-tos on o ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMay 16, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 30'Split the War Scene'By J.R. GoddardPickets bearing "Split The War Scene" and other pacifist placards were nearly outnumbered by the police at a demonstration in front of the Atomic Energy Commission on Hudson Stree ... More >>
At the Washington Independent, Dave Weigel talks to some conservatives who believe that Obama's plan to slightly raise taxes on folks making over $250,000 a year amounts to socialism, and who plan (or at least talk about) "going John Galt" to evade them. The reference is to an Ayn Rand book in whi ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesFebruary 1, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 15Peace Strike Under WayBy Michael SmithHundreds of Villagers and other New Yorkers are putting most of their energies this week into protests against nuclear testing and the "war economy." The Worldwide General St ... More >>