Gagging on the Gig Economy: Labor Dept. Fast-Tracks Rule Widening Independent-Contractor Status

WASHINGTON—The Labor Department has proposed a rule intended to make it easier for employers to classify workers as independent contractors—and is fast-tracking it so it could be finalized before the next President takes office. The proposed rule, announced Sept. 22, would widen when workers can be considered an independent contractor instead of an employee. Independent…

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Labor Mourns RBG – Hopes to Stop Trump From Further Packing U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—Several major labor unions are opposing President Donald Trump’s bid to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election, but Senate Republicans appear to have fallen into line to confirm whomever he nominates. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who in 2016 blocked consideration of President Barack Obama’s nominee Judge Merrick Garland…

COVID Crisis and the Toll on Our Mental Health

New York, NY​ – Although plans for a Coronavirus vaccine are still unclear as we move into the cooler months of autumn, some of our city’s prior mental health initiatives have given way to Covid updates and stories about infections. Before the outbreak, companies were rapidly spending more for the mental health of their employees….

FDNY First Responders Continue to Suffer the Legacy of Sept. 11, 2001

New York, NY – The attack on the World Trade Center may have been nearly 20 years ago, but the aftermath of 9/11 still reverberates for those who were tasked to put out the fires and clean up the rubble from what was left of the iconic buildings in lower Manhattan. Earlier this month, 27…

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Gagging on the Gig Economy: Labor Dept. Fast-Tracks Rule Widening Independent-Contractor Status

WASHINGTON—The Labor Department has proposed a rule intended to make it easier for employers to classify workers as independent contractors—and is fast-tracking it so it could be finalized before the next President takes office. The proposed rule, announced Sept. 22, would widen when workers can be considered an independent contractor instead of an employee. Independent…

Labor Mourns RBG – Hopes to Stop Trump From Further Packing U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—Several major labor unions are opposing President Donald Trump’s bid to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election, but Senate Republicans appear to have fallen into line to confirm whomever he nominates. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who in 2016 blocked consideration of President Barack Obama’s nominee Judge Merrick Garland…

COVID Crisis and the Toll on Our Mental Health

New York, NY​ – Although plans for a Coronavirus vaccine are still unclear as we move into the cooler months of autumn, some of our city’s prior mental health initiatives have given way to Covid updates and stories about infections. Before the outbreak, companies were rapidly spending more for the mental health of their employees….

FDNY First Responders Continue to Suffer the Legacy of Sept. 11, 2001

New York, NY – The attack on the World Trade Center may have been nearly 20 years ago, but the aftermath of 9/11 still reverberates for those who were tasked to put out the fires and clean up the rubble from what was left of the iconic buildings in lower Manhattan. Earlier this month, 27…

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Gagging on the Gig Economy: Labor Dept. Fast-Tracks Rule Widening Independent-Contractor Status

WASHINGTON—The Labor Department has proposed a rule intended to make it easier for employers to classify workers as independent contractors—and is fast-tracking it so it could be finalized before the next President takes office. The proposed rule, announced Sept. 22, would widen when workers can be considered an independent contractor instead of an employee. Independent...
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Labor Mourns RBG – Hopes to Stop Trump From Further Packing U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—Several major labor unions are opposing President Donald Trump’s bid to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election, but Senate Republicans appear to have fallen into line to confirm whomever he nominates. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who in 2016 blocked consideration of President Barack Obama’s nominee Judge Merrick Garland...
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg an Icon

“Justice Ginsburg is an icon. She leaves behind a legacy as a brilliant, hardworking jurist and a trailblazing feminist; her loss is incalculable. Long before she became notorious, she broke barriers most never even dreamed to approach. Her unfailing sense of justice reminded us of its awesome power, and her unbending sense of duty reminded...
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AFL-CIO, 32BJ Rips Federal Court Decision to Deport Essential Workers

PASADENA, Calif.—A federal appeals court ruled Sept. 14 that the Trump administration can end temporary protected status for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan—possibly setting up more than 300,000 people to be deported beginning next year. Harvard janitor and 32BJ member Doris Landaverde, co-founder of the Harvard TPS committee, speaks out against the...
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Rebound And Rebuild: New York City Workers Will Do What We Do Best

New York, NY – With the unofficial end to summer behind us and Labor Day in the past, our city is tasked with the pressures of an economic downfall and the hopeful rebuild to save our city before the year’s end. Although hopeful, the average worker is faced with the current dilemma of an unemployment...
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Millions of New Jobs If We Go Green, Analysts Say

New York, NY – The Presidential Election of 2020 is less than eight weeks away — and to garner more votes, Danielle Deiseroth, a climate data analyst for Data for Progress and recent panelist for the DNC Climate Council, believes Democrats need to campaign on green jobs now more than ever. “We know that to accomplish the...