By Erica Varlese

Health care workers from 1199 SEIU protested benefits cuts and the potential take over of Community General Hospital in Syracuse, NY yesterday.

Mayor Bloomberg’s executive budget address today will most likely focus on upcoming layoffs.
The fire fighters union spoke out against Mayor Bloomberg’s decision to shut down 20 fire companies as a budget slashing measure, especially in the face of heightened terror alerts.

UPS workers want a different approach to safety in the workplace one that focuses more on health, rather than memorization of procedures and protocol.

Applications for unemployment benefits hit an 8 month high last week at 474,000 applicants.



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