Posts Tagged ‘Bloomberg’

Jun
2014
30

de-Bloomberging: deBlasio Drops Longtime Mayor’s Challenge to Prevailing Wages in NYC

de-Bloomberging: deBlasio Drops Longtime Mayor's Challenge to Prevailing Wages in NYC
  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped the city’s legal challenge to a law that would require companies receiving more than $1 million in economic development aid to pay the prevailing wage.  The legal challenge to the law began after the city council overrode Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of the law by a [&hellip...
Mar
2014
21

Lingering NYFD Discrimination Suit Finally Settled by New Mayor DeBlasio; $98M in Back Pay on the Way

Lingering NYFD Discrimination Suit Finally Settled by New Mayor DeBlasio; $98M in Back Pay on the Way
  The City of New York has agreed to pay $98 million in back pay to entry-level minority firefighters who claimed in court that institutional biases were used to keep them off the job.  The case, United States of America and Vulcan Society Inc. vs. City of New York, signals a sharp shift from Mayor [&hellip...
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Feb
2014
18

Long Awaited Labor Contract Signals Positive Change from Bloomberg to de Blasio

Long Awaited Labor Contract Signals Positive Change from Bloomberg to de Blasio
  After spending nine years without a contract and enduring a ‘Cold War’ with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 200 environmental officers have agreed to new contracts and will each receive $50,000 in back pay.  For unions, the contract is a sign of a new direction for the city under Bill de Blasio. Kenneth [&hellip...
Oct
2013
28

Income at Tax-Safe Irish “Subsidiaries” of US Companies Ballooning at 20 Times the Rate of Job Growth

Income at Tax-Safe Irish
  While much of the corporate tax evasion crisis has been focused on the “Dutch sandwich,” Ireland’s role in helping multinational avoid paying American taxes could lead to the term becoming known as the “Black Pudding on Soda Bread.”  Well, maybe not. But this new infographic from Bloomberg shows how Ireland’s profits have...
Jun
2013
5

Framing “Fragmented” Union Endorsements in NYC Mayor’s Race As a Failure Is an Unfair Double Standard

Framing
  Articles are cropping up around New York which address the labor movement vis-a-vis the race to replace Michael Bloomberg as mayor. Many of these pieces seem to be reveling in the fact that the labor movement is not unified behind one candidate as if this somehow displays a weakness or poses a serious problem. [&hellip...
Dec
2011
27

Mayor Gloomberg Opposes a Living Wage, Would Rather Pass the City’s Millions Out Unchecked

Mayor Gloomberg Opposes a Living Wage, Would Rather Pass the City's Millions Out Unchecked
Self-anointed King of the 1%, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is currently trying to defeat the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act” that is currently before City Council. This “living wage law” would set wages for any future development act that receives financial assistance of $1 million or higher from the city. If...