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NYC Transit Workers Face Threat of ‘Doomsday’ Layoffs
Features, headline, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

NYC Transit Workers Face Threat of ‘Doomsday’ Layoffs

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The city’s transit workers are gearing up against threatened “doomsday” layoffs that could cost almost a quarter of them their jobs. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will vote on its proposed budget at an online meeting Dec. 16. If it doesn’t get $12 billion in federal aid, it announced Nov. 18, it would have…

Striking Indian Farmers are Creating ‘Appropriate Havoc,’ NYC Carpenter Says
Building Trades, Features, headline, Law and Politics, National

Striking Indian Farmers are Creating ‘Appropriate Havoc,’ NYC Carpenter Says

New York, NY – For the past three weeks, tens of thousands of Indian farmers have blocked highways around New Delhi to demand the repeal of three laws enacted in September by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government that deregulate the market for produce. On Nov. 26, in what might have been the largest single protest…

New EMT’s Couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time
Features, headline, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

New EMT’s Couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time

  New York, NY -The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro to preside over the virtual graduation of 153 Probationary Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in Fort Totten, Queens, recently. But??FDNY EMS Local 2507President Oren Barzilay?believes the new EMTs couldn’t have come at a better time. “First and foremost, we congratulate?the men and women…

See ‘The Killing Floor’ – Race War and Union Struggle in Chicago’s Stockyards
Entertainment, Features, headline, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, National

See ‘The Killing Floor’ – Race War and Union Struggle in Chicago’s Stockyards

New York, NY – Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle, said that his 1906 novel of workers’ lives in the Chicago stockyards had “aimed for the public’s heart, and by accident hit it in the stomach”—in other words, that readers were less appalled by reading about a father who lost an arm on the job…

Take It Back Campaign Urges Nonunion Workers to ‘Rise Up’ Against Greedy Developers
Building Trades, Features, headline, New York

Take It Back Campaign Urges Nonunion Workers to ‘Rise Up’ Against Greedy Developers

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Over the last eight to ten years, nonunion contractors paying little more than minimum wage have made inroads into large-scale construction in Manhattan—and the #TakeItBack campaign, a coalition of several building-trades union locals, wants to turn that around. “Every job we go to, it’s the same thing,” says Joe Scopo, organizing director for…

A Pandemic Nurse’s Diary: This is What Fighting COVID-19 Looks Like
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A Pandemic Nurse’s Diary: This is What Fighting COVID-19 Looks Like

New York, NY – Not long after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, LaborPress began publishing the first-person experiences of a Intensive Care Unit nurse helping to treat Coronavirus patients inside a New York City hospital largely serving impoverished communities of color. Those heart-wrenching and harrowing accounts from the front lines of the Coronavirus crisis…

Safeguarding Our City with Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, New York State Nurses Association President
Features, headline, Health and Safety, New York, Uncategorized

Safeguarding Our City with Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, New York State Nurses Association President

Editor’s Note: On Wednesday, December 2, at 2 p.m. LaborPress and Emblem Health will be sponsoring a special “Safeguarding Our City” webinar with Carmen Charles, president of the New York City Municipal Hospitals Employees Union, Local 420, DC37, AFSCME; Dr. Frank Proscia, president of the Doctors Council SEIU and Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, president of NYSNA –…

Safeguarding Our City with Carmen Charles, NYC Municipal Hospital Employees Union President
Features, headline, Health and Safety, New York

Safeguarding Our City with Carmen Charles, NYC Municipal Hospital Employees Union President

Editor’s Note: On Wednesday, December 2, at 2 p.m. LaborPress and Emblem Health will be sponsoring a special “Safeguarding Our City” webinar with Carmen Charles, president of the New York City Municipal Hospitals Employees Union, Local 420, DC37, AFSCME; Dr. Frank Proscia, president of the Doctors Council SEIU and Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, president of NYSNA –…

Safeguarding Our City with Dr. Frank Proscia, Doctors Council SEIU President
Features, headline, Health and Safety, New York

Safeguarding Our City with Dr. Frank Proscia, Doctors Council SEIU President

Editor’s Note: On Wednesday, December 2, at 2 p.m. LaborPress and Emblem Health will be sponsoring a special “Safeguarding Our City” webinar with Carmen Charles, president of the New York City Municipal Hospitals Employees Union, Local 420, DC37, AFSCME; Dr. Frank Proscia, president of the Doctors Council SEIU and Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, president of NYSNA –…

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