On Tuesday, editorial employees at Mic announced their decision to unionize with the NewsGuild of New York, seeking more diverse hiring practices and increased transparency around salaries and promotions.
Mic staffers declared their intent to unionize in a letter delivered to the digital media company’s co-founder Chris Altchek on Tuesday morning. Mic employee Will Drabold wrote on Twitter that 88 percent of the newsroom signed cards in favor of unionization.
NEWS: 88% of @Mic editorial employees (including me) have signed cards with @nyguild to unionize. We just told management. Important moment and proud to be part of it. pic.twitter.com/Q5TwcUmu2C
— Will Drabold (@WillDrabold)
Mic reporter Kelsey Sutton told 50 States of Blue that employees have been discussing unionization ...
The governors of four East Coast states said today they will not wait for federal action to deal with the nation’s epidemic of gun violence.
“Rather than wait for the federal government to come to its senses and pass responsible gun safety legislation, New York is joining with New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island to take matters into our own hands,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said, announcing the new States for Gun Safety coalition aimed at curbing gun deaths and stemming the flow of weapons across state lines.
The coalition of states will create an information-sharing system designed to allow law enforcement to share details about individuals banned from purchasing firearms within any one of the member states.
Currently, states are limited to using the federal governm...
Gershon, who is trying to unseat Lee Zeldin. The conversation touches on a range of issues, from infrastructure to Gershon's strong feelings about the way Zeldin has worked to weaken gun laws, particularly on reciprocity, which would leave New York's gun laws as weak as the least restrictive state in the country.
Then Russ Steinberg, certified bracketologist, joins the program to discuss his Ultimate Donald Trump Departure Bracket. Who earned one seeds? Can Seb Gorka make a dark horse run? Is Ezra Cohen-Watnick a real person? All these questions answered, and more!
If Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to challenge Donald Trump for president in 2020, he may have to survive Cynthia Nixon first
Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, best known for her role as Miranda in [email protected] and the City, is reportedly preparing to announce a run for governor of New York, challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo in this September’s Democratic primary.
The campaign would be a first for Nixon. She has never held or even run for elected office, but she’s no stranger to politics either.
For years, Nixon has been an outspoken figure in progressive politics, traveling the country to fight for marriage equality prior to the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, speaking at rallies for Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C., and campaigning for President Obama’s re-election campaign in ...
Just as Republican attorneys general fought President Obama in court over the Affordable Care Act, workers’ rights, and immigration, Democratic attorneys general have turned their sights on President Trump. According to a new report from the State Energy and Environmental Impact Center, Democratic attorneys general are making headway in slowing down Trump’s attack on the environmental, climate, and clean energy.
NEW REPORT: State AGs have taken 80 actions to uphold enviro/climate/clean energy policies & regs since start of Trump Admin https://t.co/cdip7hwha3 pic.twitter.com/B7gLy69NY8
— State Impact Center (@StateImpactCntr)
The State Energy and Environmental Impact Center is a non-partisan organization housed at New York University Law School. It was created in the wake of Tr...
During the International Women’s Strike demonstration in New York, women and allies from all walks of life came together in support of international feminism.
NEW YORK — On March 8, hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in Washington Square Park to strike and march in celebration of International Women’s Day. The day’s events included a strike, a rally, and a march to various sites with historical feminist importance around New York City.
The first part of the event, from 4 to 5 p.m., was framed as an hour-long strike from work, in solidarity with women striking across the globe on March 8.
“We believe…a women’s strike to be both possible and fundamental in this political moment,” International Women’s Strike NYC, the group that organized the event, wrote on Facebook. “Therefore, w...
After revelations that the company lied on at least 80 housing documents while Jared Kushner was CEO, New York officials are scrutinizing the Kushner Cos.
The New York City Council is investigating the Kushner Cos. after an Associated Press report revealed that it repeatedly filed false paperwork with the city related to dozens of residential buildings it owned.
While President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was CEO, the Kushner Cos. routinely claimed to have no rent-regulated tenants, despite having hundreds, according to construction permits reviewed by AP.
New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres says the false documentation should have been discovered long ago.
For one thing, the documents are publicly available online for anyone to see — the deception was i...
Rep. Louise Slaughter’s legacy will continue to be felt in Congress and in America for years to come
Rep. Louise Slaughter, one of the longest-serving and most progressive Democrats in Congress, has died at 88 years old. She served the Rochester, New York area as representative for the 25th congressional district (previously numbered as the 30th and 28th district) since 1987.
Slaughter passed away on Thursday after she fell at her residence in Washington, D.C. earlier this week, ending her historic career as a champion for the rights of women and other Americans, as an aggressive defender of public health, and as a powerful ethics watchdog.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said she was “heartbroken” by the news of Slaughter’s passing.
“Louise was a trailblazer,” Pelosi sa...