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Union vote at Amazon's NY warehouse big step closer

Oct. 25, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board said there was sufficient interest to form a union at an Amazon distribution center in New York, after union organizers on Monday delivered hundreds of signatures to the agency — a key step in authorizing a vote that could establish the...

Bid to unionize Amazon workers in New York nears milestone

Oct. 21, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A bid to unionize Amazon workers at a distribution center in New York City neared an important milestone, as organizers prepared to deliver hundreds of signatures to the National Labor Relations Board as soon as Monday for authorization to hold a vote. ...

Tropical stork ends up in New York, dies after eating litter

Aug. 18, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A wood stork typically seen in tropical and subtropical regions migrated to New York City but died 10 days after it was first spotted on Staten Island, apparently after eating a large piece of hardened foam, researchers said. The juvenile wood stork was...

25-year-old inmate found dead in cell at NYC's Rikers Island

Aug. 13, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 25-year-old inmate in his cell at Rikers Island, the New York City Department of Correction said. Brandon Rodriguez was found unresponsive in a cell at Rikers' Otis Bantum Correctional Center early Tuesday,...

Police say 22-year-old man dies in custody at NYC hospital

Jul. 30, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 22-year-old man was arrested for assaulting an employee at a Staten Island hospital, then later died in custody at the hospital from unknown causes, police said Friday. Officers were called to Staten Island University North Hospital at about 8 p.m....

George Clinton, Remy Ma, KRS-One to headline free concerts

Jul. 29, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Remy Ma, George Clinton and KRS-One are among the headliners of a series of free concerts next month meant to celebrate New York City's emergence from the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will...