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Getting Ready
Features, Health and Safety, New York

Getting Ready

The City is moving closer to its plans of reopening. Aside from creating a safe environment for our community, there is also the need to ensure a clean work environment. One topic of importance is the need to resume construction, which has been shutdown or limited to essential projects. However, the move to resume work…

Seniors and The NYS Budget
Features, Finance, Municipal Government, New York

Seniors and The NYS Budget

Now is the time for all working people and retirees in New York State to focus on the budget. The economic security of retirees and their families depend on a set of benefits and services provided by state and localities. Among seniors, 38.6% of  singles and 24% of couples have difficulty making ends meet.  The…

Drain the Trump Swamp
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, National

Drain the Trump Swamp

This was certainly a memorable Memorial Day with a virus shutting down the nation and the world. No one person can be blamed for this COVID-19 from going viral. But there is plenty of blame directed at President Donald Trump for not putting in place measures to stop the virus from spreading throughout this nation…

Entertainment Industry Returns to Work with Guidelines
Entertainment, Features, Health and Safety, National

Entertainment Industry Returns to Work with Guidelines

Hollywood, California – The entertainment industry’s joint collaborative  White Paper is being developed  that will produce guidelines for the safe return to work of thousands. This joint collaborative initiative responding to Covid-19 includes needed health and safety  required guidelines. Completing this important protocal is needed in order for film productions to begin. Representatives from the…

1199SEIU Members Hold Solemn Vigils Outside Devastated NY Nursing Homes
Features, headline, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

1199SEIU Members Hold Solemn Vigils Outside Devastated NY Nursing Homes

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Workers from 36 nursing homes and long-term care facilities around New York State held silent vigils May 20, demanding adequate protective gear and staffing, crisis pay, and respect for the work they’ve been doing. “Workers want to be recognized for risking their lives,” 1199SEIU spokesperson Cara Noel tells LaborPress. “1199 members have been…

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