NYC Lawmakers Could Eliminate the Office of Public Advocate

The office has been seen as a political springboard, although not all of its occupants have successfully secured higher office after serving.

NYC Lawmakers Could Eliminate the Office of Public Advocate

By Gloria Pazmino and Rosa Goldensohn (Politico.com) City Council members plan to introduce legislation this week to eliminate the public advocate’s office, likely setting up a fight with at least a dozen Democrats who are seeking to run for the post by the end of this year. The legislation is being sponsored Council Member Kalman […]

Why Become a Notary

If you like the idea of being a Notary to make additional income, becoming a Notary Signing Agent (NSA) is right up your alley.

Why Become a Notary

By Chamber Coalition (Chambercoalition.org) Want to enhance your resume? Why not become a Notary Public. Most employers expect their paralegals to be notaries and trust they know what they are doing!  Being a Notary Public is definitely an asset. According to the National Notary Association, here are the top five reasons why you should consider becoming a Notary […]

An Equitable Economy Requires Public Enterprises and Cooperatives

In New York’s metropolitan regions, it is worse than the national average of 62% of jobs not supporting a middle-class life: New York City, 67%; Nassau/Suffolk, 76%; Albany, 63%; Syracuse, 64%; Utica, 66%; Binghamton, 68%; Rochester, 64%; and Buffalo, 63%.

An Equitable Economy Requires Public Enterprises and Cooperatives

The mounting climate crisis is an existential threat that should concern us all. But millions of working-class New Yorkers are in crisis every day struggling to pay their bills and stay in their homes. New York is the most unequal state in the nation. The top 1% took home 12% of all income in 1980. […]

The Weingarten Rule: An employee’s right to representation

Every unionized worker’s federal rights to union representation during a management investigation.

The Weingarten Rule: An employee’s right to representation

By Local 372 (NYC Board of Education Union) Did you know you have Weingarten Rights and only YOU can invoke them? What are Weingarten Rights? These are every unionized worker’s federal rights to union representation during a management investigation. What do they mean? It means that if a manager/supervisor is questioning you about anything that […]

NYC Health Department Urges On Time Measles Vaccination For All Children

Suspected persons with measles should be reported immediately to the Health Department.

NYC Health Department Urges On Time Measles Vaccination For All Children

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE (Oxiris Barbot, MD, Acting Commissioner) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 2, 2018 (347) 396-4177 HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTS ELEVEN NEW CASES OF MEASLES IN BROOKLYN’S ORTHODOX JEWISH COMMUNITY, URGES ON TIME VACCINATION FOR ALL CHILDREN, ESPECIALLY BEFORE TRAVELING TO ISRAEL AND OTHER COUNTRIES EXPERIENCING MEASLES OUTBREAKS. There […]

A Hardball Look at the NYPD Confrontations with the Disabled and Mentally Ill

“In 2018 alone, police have shot and killed 64 people with mental health disabilities.” - American Civil Liberties Union

A Hardball Look at the NYPD Confrontations with the Disabled and Mentally Ill

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Workers World Today) – New York is made up of diverse communities and along with them comes a line of defense.   To speak about what the New York Police Department (NYPD) expects of their officers, the agency has put together a mission statement.  According to the city’s official website, the department’s mission […]

Wave of CBD-infused products: From CBD Pain Creams to CBD Oil and More

“Several recent clinical studies have demonstrated that combination of THC and CBD can be an effective therapeutic option for patients with neuropathic pain and other types of chronic pain.” - The Journal of Experimental Medicine

Wave of CBD-infused products: From CBD Pain Creams to CBD Oil and More

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Workers World Today) – Multiple studies have shown that cannabis has various health benefits, including benefits for our physical and mental health. As the recreational use of cannabis is being legalized in various States, interest in its usage as well as research for its benefits have increased. CBD or Cannabidiol is derived from […]

Workers Bill of Rights NYC

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Office of Labor Policy & Standards is NYC's central resource for workers. To contact DCA: Call 311 (212-NEW-YORK outside NYC) or email: OLPS@dca.nyc.gov.

Workers Bill of Rights NYC

Workers in NYC have rights regardless of immigration status.     Workers World TodayThe Workers World Today is a free publication that empowers all workers, regardless of their social or political affiliations. Distributed throughout New York City, our paper has a mission to educate workers and provide them with relevant information pertinent to the workforce […]

Power Labor 50: State of the New York City Unions

The annual celebration of the Power Labor 50, hosted by the City & State Multimedia News Organization and the New York City Central Labor Council

Power Labor 50: State of the New York City Unions

Brooklyn (Workers World Today) — September 6 was the date of the annual celebration of the Power Labor 50, hosted by the City & State Multimedia News Organization and the New York City Central Labor Council. This event, where politicians and union members met for a night of networking, boasted the year’s top contenders in […]

Whole Foods Workers Need Unionization Now More Than Ever

Amazon just recently became a trillion-dollar company. The issue here is that the parent company of Whole Foods Market keeps on expanding but unfortunately for the employees, they are experiencing very little advantage from it. Workers complain that they are living paycheck to paycheck and this is simply not enough.

Whole Foods Workers Need Unionization Now More Than Ever

Brooklyn (Workers World Today) — Earlier this month, employees at Whole Foods Market made an effort to unionize. The announcement came on Sept. 6 as workers of the company started a mass email thread they sent to nearly all store-level employees in each of the 490 stores owned and operated by the supermarket chain. The […]