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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…

Entrepreneurs Challenge Governmental Constraints on African Hair Braiders
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

Entrepreneurs Challenge Governmental Constraints on African Hair Braiders

New York, NY – The natural hair industry has grown immensely among the Black diaspora in recent years, resulting in more Black people using fewer chemicals to straighten their hair to fit white beauty standards and more local beauty businesses selling natural hair products to style Afros and curls. New?legislation?also exists to stop hair discrimination…

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…

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…

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 –…

Fire Protection Inspectors: The Backbone of NYC’s Fire Department
Features, headline, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

Fire Protection Inspectors: The Backbone of NYC’s Fire Department

New York, NY – FDNY Bureau of Fire Prevention Inspectors are responsible for some of the most vital safety measures in the city. The Bureau consists of various units that work hard conducting highly technical and hazardous inspections throughout the year. Testing and inspecting firefighting equipment is just one of their duties. They also pour…

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