Health and Safety

1199SEIU Endorses Donovan Richards for Council

July 22, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -- Council Member Donovan Richards has been endorsed by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, on his re-election campaign representing the 31st Council District in Queens.

New York Legislation Passes to Provide Sick Leave to 9/11 First Responders Statewide

July 20, 2017 
By Barasch McGarry

New York first responders earned a major victory in Albany recently when state lawmakers passed a bill granting unlimited sick leave to all New York State and municipal employees who fall ill after serving at the World Trade Center site following September 11th.

Health-Care Unions Urge Hospital to Boycott Waldner’s

July 20, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Members of New York’s two largest health-care unions joined the Teamsters in a rally July 18 at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, demanding that the hospital stops buying furniture from Waldner’s Business Environments until it takes back the 40-odd workers it locked out on July 1 and gives them a fair contract.

New York State AFL-CIO Launches Campaign Against Republican Health Care Bill

July 20, 2017  
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – The New York State AFL-CIO, a federation of 3,000 affiliated public sector, private sector, and building trades unions, which represents 2.5 million members, retirees, and their families, is working to mobilize all of them against the Senate Republican Health Care Bill.

Laborpress – GVS Shines With Perfect Vision On Trendsetting Designer Collection

July 19, 2017 
By David Liu

Vision plans have traditionally revolved around tight pricing structures that offer outdated frame options, leaving consumers to pay more out-of-pocket for newer more fashionable models.

The ‘Save Our WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center’ …

July 18, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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West Seneca, NY - The attorney representing the Save Our Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center has obtained a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) from a State Supreme Court Judge to stop the State’s plan to merge the children’s West Seneca facility into the adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center, a spokesman for the group tells

This Week's Blue Collar Buzz: Resisting Profits Over People

July 18, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

John Samuelsen with Neal and Bill.

New York, NY - This Sunday night’s episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz provided further proof that the American worker is, indeed, under siege and the target of a pernicious and sustained campaign to destroy good middle class jobs in the name of private profit. 

ACS Sets Up Accountability Office

July 14, 2017
By Stephanie West

New York, NY – Following several scandals and reports of chaos within the agency, the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) has set up an ACS Accountability Office.

Waldner’s Workers Rally as Lockout Continues

July 13, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Digging in for a long struggle, locked-out members of Teamsters Local 814 rallied outside NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital July 11, demanding that the hospital drop its contract with office-furniture supplier Waldner’s Business Environments.

Health Care- Reframing the Conversation

July 10, 2017 
By Bill Hohlfeld

Sometimes, it helps to take a step back and look at a conversation from a new perspective. Judging from the round after round of stalemates in the House and Senate regarding healthcare in the United States, I think this is one of those times.

Job Insecurities Will Make You Sick

July 7, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - As soon as a worker perceives he or she is in danger of loosing a job, a condition of severe stress sets in which causes various health problems. Job insecure individuals will not be able to maintain good health and with time, will suffer from chronic diseases.

IBEW Calls Florida Power-Plant Deaths Preventable

July 7, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Apollo Beach, FL - Two workers were killed and four critically burned at the TECO Big Bend electric-power plant near Tampa June 29, in an accident the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers says was preventable.

Telehealth Offers Convenient Alternative to Office Visits

July 4, 2017 
By Tom Canty, Vice President and General Manager, Empire BlueCross BlueShield Government, Labor and Special Account

You might not realize it, but your smartphone is part of a healthcare revolution. Telehealth is making communication between doctors and patients faster, more effective and more efficient than ever before. With live video chats and no waiting rooms, telehealth is improving patient outcomes while slashing costs.

Unions Hail Delay of Obamacare-Repeal Bill

July 2, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Labor unions hailed the Senate’s delay of a bill to repeal most of Obamacare June 27 after it became clear that the measure could not win a majority.

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