Walmart Salon Closed After All Hairstylists Walk Out

By Kellen M. Quigley, Olean Times Herald. -

Allegany, New York — The salon at Walmart was closed Tuesday after the entire staff quit at the same time. The SmartStyle Hair Salon’s doors were locked Tuesday morning with the message “We [...]

Andrew Cuomo Is One Of Many Bad Apples In A Rotten System

By Tatiana Cozzarelli, Left Voice. -

Andrew Cuomo has resigned as governor of New York one week after a damning report confirmed that he had sexually assaulted multiple women. The report that came out August 3 highlights that [...]

New Yorkers Rally For Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale

By David Swanson, Pressenza. -

A press conference was held on Saturday, July 17th on the High Line in New York City to support former Air Force “intelligence” analyst Daniel E. Hale, who faces 10 years in prison on July 27 [...]

Draft Legislation Would Put Gig Workers Into Toothless ‘Unions’

By Joe DeManuelle-Hall, Labor Notes. -

New York - An effort backed by the New York State AFL-CIO would create a new bargaining scheme for app-based workers without addressing the question of whether or not these workers are legally [...]

Unresolved Questions About NY’s Excluded Workers Fund

By Daniel Parra, City Limits. -

It has been just over two weeks since the $2.1 billion Excluded Workers Fund was approved as part of New York’s State budget deal and the state Department of Labor, charged with running the [...]

‘We’re Reversing 90 Years Of Prohibition’

By Christopher Robbins, Gothamist. -

On Tuesday night, New York went from being the marijuana arrest capital of the world to passing one of the most progressive legalized cannabis laws in the country. Update: Governor Andrew Cuomo [...]

Support Grows For Striking Columbia University Graduate Students

By Josh Varlin, WSWS. -

Today marks the beginning of the third week of the Columbia University graduate workers strike. The courageous struggle by over 3,000 graduate student-workers for improved wages, benefits and [...]

Cuomo’s Nursing Home Scandal Vindicates His Critics In The Press

By Ari Paul, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting. -

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s moment as the “hero” of the Covid-19 crisis is fading, with revelations (New York Times, 2/12/21) that his administration covered up the scope of the coronavirus [...]

In A Six-Day Strike, Bronx Produce Workers Inspired New York

By Bianca Cunningham, Labor Notes. -

New York City - Drivers and warehouse workers who feed New York City have won their strike. After six days off the job, the strikers at Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx ratified a contract [...]

‘What I Want For Me, I Want For You’

By Amba Guerguerian, The Indypendent. -

The 1,400 workers at Hunts Point Market, the largest produce distribution market in the country, went on strike the night of Sunday, January 17. They walked out of the warehouse to win a better [...]

Food Not Bombs Aims To Bring More Than Just Food

By John Camera, Spectrum Local News. -

New Paltz, NY - Every Wednesday, a mix of New Paltz college students and locals congregate in a small workspace just outside of town. It may look like they’re just cooking and packing food to [...]

Dean Spade’s New Guide To Mutual Aid

By Renee Feltz, The Indypendent. -

Out of both compassion and necessity, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted many of us to engage in mutual aid projects — such as signing up to buy groceries for an immuno-comprimised neighbor, or [...]

New York Bans Glyphosate Use On Public Property

By Sustainable Pulse. -

The move is an important recognition by the nation’s fourth most populous state that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not adequately protecting people and the environment from [...]

How Activists Shut Down Key Pipeline Projects In New York

By Greta Moran, Grist. -

If all had gone according to plan, the Constitution pipeline would be carrying fracked gas 124 miles from the shale gas fields of Pennsylvania through streams, wetlands, and backyards across the [...]