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Legalizing Cannabis = 30K New Jobs for New York State, Union Says

  ALBANY, N.Y.—The union representing workers in New York’s medical-cannabis industry sees a possible 30,000 new jobs if the state legalizes marijuana sales to adults this year—and it hopes those jobs are union. “Legalizing adult-use cannabis will create incredible opportunities for New York’s communities at every level of the industry, from ownership to management to …

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Franklin Rx Pharmacy Debuts Special Freezers to Store COVID-19 Vaccines

Long Island, NY – Franklin Rx Pharmacy is a modern 21st Century drugstore  in Hempstead, L.I., that has risen to the challenge of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic, and is now making preparations to distribute vaccines to combat the coronavirus. “My whole vision and goal are to change the future of pharmaceutical health care one step at a …

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NSBCTC President Calls Anti-Mask Crowd ‘Sinful’ – Champions Smart Safety Protocols

Long Island, NY – Last spring, Long Island was a hotbed of COVID-19, and although cases are once again spiking in New York, efforts to curtail the virus resulted in the Empire State eventually ranking fourth in the lowest infection rates nationwide. That achievement helped many Suffolk County businesses keep the lights on. “A coalition …

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Confronting Our Historic Failure on Racism

Editor’s Note: Larry Moskowitz’s first picket line was in 1964 demanding federal intervention when Civil Rights activists Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney went missing, but before their bodies were found. He was a leader of the anti-war movement in Maine and a rank and file Teamster in Massachusetts.The founding staff member of The Working Families Party, …

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Legalizing Cannabis = 30K New Jobs for New York State, Union Says

  ALBANY, N.Y.—The union representing workers in New York’s medical-cannabis industry sees a possible 30,000 new jobs if the state legalizes marijuana sales to adults this year—and it hopes those jobs are union. “Legalizing adult-use cannabis will create incredible opportunities for New York’s communities at every level of the industry, from ownership to management to …

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‘We fought This Battle for the Rest of the Working People of This Country’ – Hunts Pt. Market Teamsters Settle Strike; Win 10% Raise

NEW YORK, N.Y.—After a week of cold-night picketing warmed by oil-drum fires, workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx on Jan. 23 overwhelmingly ratified a contract that will increase their pay by about 10% over the next three years. The deal is the biggest raise workers there have gotten within memory, Teamsters …

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EMILY’s List Employees Join OPEIU Local 2

New York, NY – EMILY’s List, an organization that seeks to put women into office to help make significant contributions to education, health care, voting rights, and economic equality, has joined forces with The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, and its Nonprofit Employees Union (NEU).  On Tuesday, January 19th, EMILY’s List management …

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NY HERO Act Reaches State Senate Floor with ‘Moral Imperative’

ALBANY, N.Y.—The state Senate Labor Committee voted 10-1 to send a landmark COVID-safety bill to the floor Jan. 19—not a moment too soon, says the coalition advocating it. The measure, the New York Health and Essential Rights (NY HERO) Act, would “give enforceable standards and protections to workers across the state,” Maritza Silva-Farrell, executive director …

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