New York

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…

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…

Uninsured Airport Workers Pin Hopes on Legislators Returning to Albany
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Uninsured Airport Workers Pin Hopes on Legislators Returning to Albany

New York, NY – Uninsured airport workers at New York’s major airports may soon get some relief as some of their elected officials will be trying to advance the Healthy Terminals Act when they head back soon to the Legislature in Albany.  The property service workers union 32BJ SEIU held a telepresser on May 21,…

NYS Unemployed Hits Record
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

NYS Unemployed Hits Record

Albany, NY – The New York State  Department of Labor has paid out  $9.2 billion in unemployment insurance benefits to two million New Yorkers. Melissa DeRosa, Assistant to Governor Cuomo said that while most applications have been processed, there are 23,000 claimants that haven’t been processed due to duplicate applications or missing information. In addition,…

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