Health and Safety

1199SEIU Endorses Donovan Richards for Council

July 22, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -- Council Member Donovan Richards has been endorsed by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, on his re-election campaign representing the 31st Council District in Queens.

New York Legislation Passes to Provide Sick Leave to 9/11 First Responders Statewide

July 20, 2017 
By Barasch McGarry

New York first responders earned a major victory in Albany recently when state lawmakers passed a bill granting unlimited sick leave to all New York State and municipal employees who fall ill after serving at the World Trade Center site following September 11th.

Health-Care Unions Urge Hospital to Boycott Waldner’s

July 20, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Members of New York’s two largest health-care unions joined the Teamsters in a rally July 18 at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, demanding that the hospital stops buying furniture from Waldner’s Business Environments until it takes back the 40-odd workers it locked out on July 1 and gives them a fair contract.

New York State AFL-CIO Launches Campaign Against Republican Health Care Bill

July 20, 2017  
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – The New York State AFL-CIO, a federation of 3,000 affiliated public sector, private sector, and building trades unions, which represents 2.5 million members, retirees, and their families, is working to mobilize all of them against the Senate Republican Health Care Bill.

Laborpress – GVS Shines With Perfect Vision On Trendsetting Designer Collection

July 19, 2017 
By David Liu

Vision plans have traditionally revolved around tight pricing structures that offer outdated frame options, leaving consumers to pay more out-of-pocket for newer more fashionable models.

The ‘Save Our WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center’ …

July 18, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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West Seneca, NY - The attorney representing the Save Our Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center has obtained a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) from a State Supreme Court Judge to stop the State’s plan to merge the children’s West Seneca facility into the adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center, a spokesman for the group tells

This Week's Blue Collar Buzz: Resisting Profits Over People

July 18, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

John Samuelsen with Neal and Bill.

New York, NY - This Sunday night’s episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz provided further proof that the American worker is, indeed, under siege and the target of a pernicious and sustained campaign to destroy good middle class jobs in the name of private profit. 

ACS Sets Up Accountability Office

July 14, 2017
By Stephanie West

New York, NY – Following several scandals and reports of chaos within the agency, the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) has set up an ACS Accountability Office.

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