Grieving Families Act Reintroduced in Senate

Grieving Families Act Reintroduced in Senate

Listen to the interview with New York State Trial Lawyers Association President, David Scher, here: New York State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, Chair of the NYS Senate Judiciary Committee, reintroduced the Grieving Families Act (2024-S8485) on Monday, landmark legislation that reforms and modernizes New York’s antiquated wrongful death statute. The legislature passed the bill with overwhelming bipartisan […]

Attorney General James Sues Citibank for Failing to Protect and Reimburse Victims of Electronic Fraud

Attorney General James Sues Citibank for Failing to Protect and Reimburse Victims of Electronic Fraud

Editorial credit: Isabelle OHara / Shutterstock.com NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today sued Citibank, N.A. (Citi) for failing to protect and refusing to reimburse victims of fraud. The lawsuit alleges that Citi does not implement strong online protections to stop unauthorized account takeovers, misleads account holders about their rights after their accounts […]

Protecting Workers: DCWP Settles with Six Major Companies Over Workplace Violations

Protecting Workers: DCWP Settles with Six Major Companies Over Workplace Violations

Editorial credit: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com NEW YORK, NY – Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga today announced nearly $3 million in relief secured for workers from six major businesses to resolve violations of the City’s workplace laws: White Castle, Taco Bell, Domino’s Pizza, Amazon, Farm Country grocery store, and Public Preparatory […]

Montefiore Lower Hudson Valley Nurses Authorize Strike

Montefiore Lower Hudson Valley Nurses Authorize Strike

Editorial credit: Luis Yanez / Shutterstock.com NYSNA Nurses at Nyack, New Rochelle, and Mount Vernon Hospitals Overwhelmingly Authorize a Strike with 96% Voting in Favor Nearly 800 Nurses Ready to Strike for Safe Staffing and Respect More than 40 Elected and Community Leaders Add Support to Nurses’ Demands for Fair Contracts Nyack, N.Y.— Approximately 96% […]

DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez Reveals Historic Achievements in Minority Business Contracting

DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez Reveals Historic Achievements in Minority Business Contracting

Photos courtesy: NYC DOT NEW YORK – In an innovative event that marked a historic shift in the city’s contracting landscape, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) hosted its annual event “Doing Business with the DOT,” attracting over 500 business owners and executives. The gathering served as a testament to the unwavering […]

NYC Council Reso Urges State to Make Domestic Violence Housing More Inclusive to LGBTQ+ Survivors, Older Adult Survivors and Trafficking Survivors

NYC Council Reso Urges State to Make Domestic Violence Housing More Inclusive to LGBTQ+ Survivors, Older Adult Survivors and Trafficking Survivors

Listen to the podcast on Domestic Violence for Immigrants here: New York, NY – A coalition of gender-based violence advocates and organizations today applauded the New York City Council as it voted to adopt a resolution that will help the most marginalized survivors gain better access to safe temporary housing. Resolution 0165-2022, which was sponsored by […]

FDNY Canceled a Dozen Inspections, Including at a Brooklyn Public School, to Fast Track City Hall VIP

FDNY Canceled a Dozen Inspections, Including at a Brooklyn Public School, to Fast Track City Hall VIP

Editorial credit: rblfmr / Shutterstock.com By Greg B. Smith | December 3, 2023 The pressure from Mayor Eric Adams’ team to fast-track an FDNY inspection of a 77-story office tower at Hudson Yards triggered the cancelation of fire inspections for a dozen non-VIP New Yorkers, including an overcrowded, racially diverse public school in Brooklyn’s Dyker […]

City Council Floats Its Own Budget Ideas to Counter Eric Adams’ Cuts

City Council Floats Its Own Budget Ideas to Counter Eric Adams’ Cuts

Councilmember Justin Brannan (D-Brooklyn) speaks at City Hall about negotiating with mayor’s office before reaching a budget deal, June 29, 2023. Credit: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY By Greg David | November 28, 2023 The leadership of the City Council is crafting an alternative to the budget cuts announced by Mayor Eric Adams that potentially includes using the city’s robust financial […]

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