Tech start-up incubator heralded as sign of things to come

New York City Mayor Eric Adams called the new Civic Hall in Manhattan’s Union Square, a “laboratory for the entire country."

Campaigns & Elections

Labor to spend big on Brannan in contested southern Brooklyn race against Kagan

With labor support and volunteers, Council Member Justin Brannan brushes off rift with Brooklyn Democratic Party leadership.


Experts to lawmakers: AI threatens low wage work in New York

The Assembly held a hearing on AI in the workplace, and concerns abounded.

Albany Agenda

Ready to hire: Hochul announces 18,000 potential job openings for migrants in New York

Hospitality and food service companies were the biggest group of employers to enroll in the state program.

News & Politics

The UAW strike has spread to New York

Workers at a parts distribution center in Rockland County have walked off the job, and assembly plants near Rochester and Buffalo could soon join the strike.

Heard Around Town

Cruz still plans to push for state-level work permits for asylum-seekers

The Queens Assembly member said the law is needed for people from places other than Venezuela.


Hochul doesn’t talk state work permits with Biden

But state Senate lawyers are currently analyzing new legislation that would supersede the federal government


Staffing shortages are still disrupting New York City services

Ahead of a hiring freeze, the mayor’s management report showed how insufficient staffing hampered some agencies’ operations.

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New York lawmakers who used to be in unions

From the union hall to the halls of power: legislators previously worked as union nurses, educators and bartenders.


New York looks at options for state work authorization for asylum-seekers

Lawmakers including Catalina Cruz and Jenifer Rajkumar have introduced bills. Gov. Kathy Hochul said she’s considering “possible language.”


20,000 city jobs would stay vacant under Adams’ hiring freeze

Facing mounting asylum-seeker costs on top of other budget shortfalls, the mayor plans to use the tool for the first time.

Campaigns & Elections

‘All hands on deck’: Democrats, unions rally behind Berger in special election

Democrat Sam Berger has outraised and outspent Republican David Hirsch in the Queens Assembly special election, but insiders said Hirsch could succeed – in part by playing on frustrations about the migrant crisis.


Brooklyn Army Terminal will host climate innovation pilot program

New York City Economic Development Corp. CEO Andrew Kimball announced the program’s launch at an economic and workforce development summit hosted by City & State.

Power Lists

The 2023 NYC Labor Power 100

The leaders of the most influential unions in the five boroughs.

New York State

Corporate delay tactics are clouding union wins in New York

Labor unions bear the brunt of these aggressive maneuvers. How will they fight back?