San Diego County Workers Prepare for Possible Strike
Features, Labor News Briefs, Municipal Government, New York

San Diego County Workers Prepare for Possible Strike

San Diego, Calif.—The largest union of San Diego County employees is preparing for a possible strike, after working almost two months under an expired contract. Service Employees International Union Local 221, which represents about 10,000 of the county’s 17,000 employees, including librarians, social workers, and nurses, announced Aug. 11 that 90% of its members had voted to authorize a walkout.

NYC’s Economic Outlook Continues Strong
Features, Finance, New York

NYC’s Economic Outlook Continues Strong

New York, NY — New York City’s economy picked up in the spring and summer of 2017, according to a new analysis from New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. The new quarterly report found economic growth of 3.3% in the second quarter of this year — more than double the growth from the same quarter last year.

State Workers’ Comp Board Eyes Benefit Cuts for Permanent Injuries
Features, Health and Safety, New York

State Workers’ Comp Board Eyes Benefit Cuts for Permanent Injuries

New York, N.Y.—In less than two weeks, the state Workers Compensation Board will release revised guidelines for judging how much people are disabled by on-the-job injuries—and those revisions are expected “to slash compensation for permanent injuries to limbs,” warns the Workers Compensation Alliance, a group of about 150 lawyers and law firms who represent injured…

RWDSU Conducts OSHA Training for Retail Workers
National, New York, Retail

RWDSU Conducts OSHA Training for Retail Workers

Reprinted Washington, DC – The RWDSU and the Retail Action Project recently conducted an OSHA training session at the RWDSU offices in Manhattan. At the session, 30 retail workers took part in in the OSHA 10 hour for General Industry course. This training introduces workers to the ins-and-outs of hazard identification, evaluation, and abatement. Additionally,…

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