Pol wants probe into de Blasio’s $136M grant to school bus drivers

Mayor de Blasio’s decision to pay school-bus workers seniority benefits that are not part of their contract is going to cost taxpayers $136 million — and a city lawmaker is calling for an investigation. De Blasio promised during his mayoral campaign to reverse a Bloomberg-administration contract that removed seniority protections

City allowed union to edit legislation for fast-food workers

The de Blasio administration allowed one of the city’s most powerful unions to jointly write legislation affecting more than 1,000 non-union fast-food workers, it was disclosed Thursday. The veto power was given to Local 32 BJ of the Service Employees International, according to e-mails obtained by the conservative Employment

Transit union calls for barriers in bus lanes to keep out cars

The transit union wants the city to install physical barriers to keep private vehicles out of bus lanes, officials said on Friday morning. The Transport Workers Union’s first-ever bus operator survey found that the biggest cause of frustration for them was vehicles double parked in the bus lane. “The results

Housekeepers to ask Las Vegas hotels for panic buttons

LAS VEGAS — The union representing tens of thousands of hotel workers in Las Vegas will ask casino-resort operators to give every housekeeper a “panic button” as it begins negotiating new contracts amid the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct. Leaders of the Culinary Union will bring the request to

Union finds MTA work-around to ‘payback’ Cuomo support

Political ads are banned in the subways — but the MTA has no problem with a public-service ad that features a smiling Gov. Cuomo surrounded by kids in an election year. In an end-run around the prohibition, ads featuring Cuomo with children who have received organ transplants have popped

Rikers Island closure a ‘land grab’ for developers: union head

The union head who represents Rikers Island corrections officers slammed plans to close the jail complex as nothing more than a “political con game” and a “land grab” that would enrich well-connected real estate developers. Elias Husamudeen, president of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, said Sunday the closure plan

Sleepy ferry engineer ‘happy’ to have his job back

Fresh from his midday nap, the Staten Island Ferry crewman caught asleep at the controls told The Post he’s “happy I got my job back.” see also Timothy Wood, 47, was on his way to work at about 4:30 pm Saturday when he praised the ruling by Manhattan Supreme Court

Ferry engineer who fell asleep while docking will get job back

A Staten Island Ferry engineer who fell asleep in the control room as the boat was docking will get his job back — plus about $20,000 in unearned overtime — thanks to a judge who doesn’t want to interfere with his union contract. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lynn Kotler

Here’s why your online Christmas gifts haven’t arrived yet

If you are wondering why those last-minute online gifts didn’t arrive, they may be sitting in a New Jersey warehouse, while workers use delays as leverage to get better working conditions from Amazon and other e-tailers, The Post has learned. Amazon and major retail and apparel chains in New

Here’s why your online Christmas gifts haven’t arrived yet

If you are wondering why those last-minute online gifts didn’t arrive, they may be sitting in a New Jersey warehouse, while workers use delays as leverage to get better working conditions from Amazon and other e-tailers, The Post has learned. Amazon and major retail and apparel chains in New

Unions fuming over plan to award damages in construction fatalities

Two powerful unions are demanding the City Council put the brakes on a proposal to create a sliding scale when awarding damages in construction-fatality cases. The bill, which is sponsored by outgoing Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, would allow judges to consider a “defendant’s financial resources” in determining penalties for

Union: City buses were carrying dangerous fire extinguishers

Thousands of city buses were driving around with faulty fire extinguishers that could have blown up if anyone tried to use them, Transport Workers Union officials said on Friday. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled more than 40 million Kidde disposable fire extinguishers on Nov. 2, saying that

NY voters shoot down constitutional convention proposal

New York State voters were soundly rejecting a ballot proposal Tuesday night to hold a constitutional convention following a multi-million dollar campaign by public employee unions against it. The question is asked of voters every 20 years to determine whether to convene delegates to amend the state constitution and

Union members threatened rape, disrupted wedding: lawsuit

Officials at a Long Island building firm claim in a lawsuit that union members threatened them with rape, tried to disrupt a manager’s wedding and formed an angry, 200-person mob at a restaurant where two execs were eating. Executives at Tradeoff claim they were targeted by members of Laborers Local 79

NYPD cops ordered to take political stickers off squad cars

NYPD brass ordered cops at a Manhattan stationhouse to remove political signs and stickers from all surfaces Wednesday, police sources said. The order came down at the 13th Precinct in Chelsea, where cops were told to get rid of all displayed printed literature urging cops to vote “no” on a referendum

Transit union angry over plan to scrap overnight station cleaners

The city’s transit union is furious about the MTA’s plan to eliminate overnight cleaners in subway stations across the city. A grievance has been filed by the Transit Worker’s Union against the MTA, claiming the staffing changes will leave its workers and the public in danger. “It’s a safety hazard,” said Derick

New bill requires construction workers to undergo training

Mayor de Blasio on Monday approved a new law that mandates at least 40 hours of training for tens of thousands of construction workers by March 1 — which critics charge is a handout to unions. City officials said the legislation comes in response to an increase in construction-site accidents that

Bronx cops illegally put political bumper stickers on squad cars

A number of NYPD vehicles in The Bronx have been illegally stamped with stickers telling people to vote “no” on a referendum to hold a constitutional convention in Albany. The bumper stickers were photographed on NYPD vehicles belonging to the 40th Precinct in Mott Haven as recently as Wednesday. “Vote NO! constitutional

FDNY union: Actually, we do run into burning buildings

The union that represents FDNY Capt. Paul Washington has denounced his claim that firefighters “do not run into burning buildings.” “Yes, we do ‘run’ into burning buildings — it is our job,’’ the executive board of the United Fire Officers Association said in an angry statement. “If one does not react

Union must foot Normal Seabrook’s legal bills: judge

Members of the city’s prison-guard union will have to foot the bill for their disgraced ex-president’s legal costs during his upcoming corruption trial — at least for now, a Manhattan federal judge ruled Monday. Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association members must live with their board’s controversial decision to force members to front

Union leader demands probe of butt-dialing court official

A state union leader on Thursday demanded official investigations into The Post’s revelation that a highly paid court official butt-dialed a reporter and inadvertently ​admitted​, “I barely show up to work.” Patrick Cullen, president of the New York State Supreme Court Officers Association, said he would press for probes by both

UFT director sends scathing emails with typo to secretary

If only teachers union brass could spell as well as they scrap. United Federation of Teachers Director of Staff Ellie Engler blasted union Secretary Howard Schoor for his “deviceiveness” — a badly botched spelling of “divisiveness” — in a pair of scathing e-mails obtained by The Post. “I had a disturbing meeting