Port Authority orders airlines to raise wages, give paid holiday to airport workers
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Airport workers have won a battle for justice. Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Director Patrick Foye has ordered the CEOs of Delta, JetBlue, American and United airlines to immediately raise wages and make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid holiday for the 8,000 contracted workers at John F. Kennedy International and […]

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32 arrested during civil disobedience at LaGuardia Airport as workers call for better treatment
THE COURIER/Photo by Katelyn Di Salvo

BY KATELYN DI SALVO Wendy Arellano, a single mother of two from Corona, holds three jobs to try to make it through the months. She makes $8 an hour working at LaGuardia Airport and has now stood up to make her voice heard. Arellano, together with close to 1,000 other airport employees, local elected officials […]

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Quinn: City Council reaches deal on required paid sick leave
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Small businesses will soon be mandated to provide an allotted number of sick days, after a compromise on the much-debated legislation was struck last night. Union leaders, advocates and city lawmakers came to a deal on the Paid Sick Leave bill, which has been opposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a […]

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Unions back Queens soccer stadium
Photo Courtesy of Major League Soccer

Kicking in their support for hundreds of potential jobs, several construction unions have backed the proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The Hotel Trades Council; the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York; and 32BJ SEIU all backed the project for its potential to give union workers jobs and […]

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OpEd: PCBs and Overcrowding in Schools Point to a Larger Problem

BY HECTOR FIGUEROA Recent reports of a leak of a highly toxic chemical compound, PCB, in a Queens school and of continued, severe overcrowding in many of the borough’s schools have no doubt caused concern among some Queens parents. Parents and other members of the public should know that these issues are symptoms of a […]

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