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• City issues first sick-leave violations 12-16-2014
The city has issued violations to a half-dozen businesses for failing to comply with the new paid-sick-leave law
• Police demonstrations inspire new protest songs 12-12-2014
Stop. Hey, what’s that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of “I can’t breathe” and “Hands up, don’t shoot” as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black me
• Housing coalition rallies in Queens to keep city affordable 12-10-2014
The Alliance for Tenant Power, a group including Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change, and the Legal Aid Society, launched a campaign in Jackson Heights Tuesday to change state laws governing rent-regulated apartment
• Coalition calls for inclusion of DREAM Act in Gov. Cuomo's upcoming budget proposal 12-10-2014
A coalition of 15 groups is urging Gov. Cuomo to include creation of a state DREAM Act in his upcoming budget proposal next month.

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Paid Sick Days Now the Law in NYC!

Starting July 30, 2014, workers in NYC can now take paid sick days under the recent expansion of the Earned Sick Time Act that MRNY members helped to win.

Building upon the original law, now workers at businesses with 5 employees or more can earn up to 5 paid days off per year to care for themselves or a sick family member. No worker in NYC can be fired for taking a sick day. Read more...