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Film Legend Adds Star Power to the Struggle of Frontline Workers
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Film Legend Adds Star Power to the Struggle of Frontline Workers

New York, NY – Legendary Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda never had to endure economic hardship — but this week, at a virtual town hall for essential workers, Fonda made it clear that she stands solidly behind working men and women struggling on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.? “I’m a person of privilege,” Fonda…

Union Representing CUNY Adjuncts Hits the Streets to Protest Mass layoffs, More Austerity Measures for Students and Staff
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Union Representing CUNY Adjuncts Hits the Streets to Protest Mass layoffs, More Austerity Measures for Students and Staff

New York, NY – Now that they’ve been bailed out, the corporate class is wasting no time trying to shove austerity measures down the throats of our “frontline heroes” and “essential workers” studying at the City University of New York [CUNY].   On Monday, May 18, CUNY students and faculty fighting back against efforts to…

CUNY To Lay Off Staff
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CUNY To Lay Off Staff

New York, NY —  CUNY colleges have announced planned layoffs of hundreds of adjunct professors. Adjuncts teach 56% of courses at CUNY.  “Adjunct faculty are not expendable. They are talented teachers and devoted mentors of students; they deserve far better than panicked, preemptive layoffs. CUNY management should be fighting to protect every job at the University, not finding…

New York Workers Need a Hero in This Time of Crisis – And They Expect Cuomo to Be That Guy
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New York Workers Need a Hero in This Time of Crisis – And They Expect Cuomo to Be That Guy

New York, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo could soon end up becoming a hero or a goat depending on how he reacts to calls from labor rights advocates to issue a new executive order aimed at protecting workers throughout the state. Supporters of the New York Health and Essential Rights Order — HERO — say…

Two Worldwide Pandemics Can’t Stop Retired UFT Educator as She Celebrates her 100th!
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Two Worldwide Pandemics Can’t Stop Retired UFT Educator as She Celebrates her 100th!

Queens, NY – New York is toasting a retired public school teacher who, at 100 years old, has lived through two global pandemics. United Federation of Teachers [UFT] member Luisa Ceci Jacobson celebrated her centennial on May 10, with friends and family forming a cavalcade of cars honking horns and cheering the Italian emigre outside…

IBEW Local 3 Apprentice Returns to Work After Monthlong Furlough
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IBEW Local 3 Apprentice Returns to Work After Monthlong Furlough

New York, NY – Elsie Ingabire had steady work after graduating from NEW’s [Nontraditional Employment for Women] Building Trades program. But then the COVID–19 pandemic hit town. Ingabire left her construction job at Rockefeller Center on a Friday evening in early March, when she got a call from a supervisor telling her she was being…

School Bus Companies on the Brink; 16K Drivers Out of Work
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School Bus Companies on the Brink; 16K Drivers Out of Work

New York, NY – School bus companies in New York City and Long Island are on the brink of collapse after some school districts in both areas refused to fulfill their commitments to honor contracts last week. Fulfilling the contracts would have paid drivers through June after the COVID-19 pandemic led to a statewide shutdown…

Viveka Health Offers Free Mobile App to Relay Critical Information in Real-Time to Furloughed, Laid Off and Remote Workers
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Viveka Health Offers Free Mobile App to Relay Critical Information in Real-Time to Furloughed, Laid Off and Remote Workers

Labor unions, TPAs, and employers responsible for employee benefits, policies and services struggle to meaningfully reach beneficiaries. They should adopt real-time, mobile solutions to communicate and exchange essential data with workers who have been laid-off, furloughed or forced to work remotely. During the Covid-19 crisis Viveka Health is donating its applications to those groups needing…

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