Exclusive: Chipotle workers file for HERO Act safety committees

Exclusive: Chipotle workers file for HERO Act safety committees

Workers from at least two different Chipotles are putting the New York HERO Act to one of its first major tests, requesting the formation of workplace safety committees as the law permits. But they say they’ve faced resistance in their first attempt, and are bracing for more resistance as other locations are expected to make … Read more

Adams returning $800,000 to donors after canceling inauguration event

Adams returning 0,000 to donors after canceling inauguration event

New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ transition committee returned more than $800,000 to donors after he canceled plans for a formal inauguration ceremony earlier this year due to the continued spread of COVID-19. Adams raised more than $1.9 million in two months for his transition and spent roughly $1.2 million of that in the months … Read more

State’s first chief disability officer tackles post-COVID-19 priorities

State’s first chief disability officer tackles post-COVID-19 priorities

Armed with funding provided in Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $220 billion budget, the state’s first chief disability officer will begin addressing the most pressing needs of New Yorkers with disabilities. Advocates for people with disabilities said employment and housing issues in the aftermath of the pandemic would be the highest priorities for Kimberly Hill, who has … Read more