Marc Bussanich

Bosses Failing to Protect NY Workers From COVID-19 Could Face New Fines
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Bosses Failing to Protect NY Workers From COVID-19 Could Face New Fines

New York, NY—New York State Senator Michael Gianaris (D, WF) on Wednesday, stood with public and private sector workers to announce a new bill that will set up enforceable standards for workplace safety and carry penalties for employers who violate the standards. (Watch Video Below) Senator Gianaris made the announcement outside Bellevue Hospital as numerous…

Returning Workers Still Question Workplace Safety As Pandemic Continues
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Returning Workers Still Question Workplace Safety As Pandemic Continues

New York, NY – Three weeks into Phase 4 of the city’s reopening plan and more workers are making their way back to the job. While many have welcomed the opportunity to return after months of COVID-19 quarantine, they still have questions about the safety guidelines and protocols that their employers should be implementing to…

Workers Demand New York State Force Employers to Provide On-the-Job Protections As Reopening Progresses
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Workers Demand New York State Force Employers to Provide On-the-Job Protections As Reopening Progresses

Queens, NY – This week, a cross-section of essential workers throughout the city gathered in Jackson Heights, Queens, one of the hardest hit communities during the coronavirus pandemic, to demand New York State pass new legislation compelling employers to provide them with necessary protective gear as New York City enters Phase 3 of its reopening…

Professional Staff Congress Sues CUNY for Violating Federal CARES Act
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Professional Staff Congress Sues CUNY for Violating Federal CARES Act

New York, NY – The Professional Staff Congress has filed a lawsuit against the City University of New York seeking immediate injunctive relief against the firing of nearly 3,000 adjunct faculty and staff. The layoffs loom, even though the university received a total of $250 million in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic…

No Zeros for Heroes: MTA Contract Stance is a Slap in the Face to ATU Workers on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic
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No Zeros for Heroes: MTA Contract Stance is a Slap in the Face to ATU Workers on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

New York, NY – Hundreds of Amalgamated Transit Union [ATU] members rallied in front MTA Headquarters Wednesday because they’ve been working without a contract since May 2019, even though the union that represents the largest number of employees at NYC Transit, TWU Local 100, negotiated a new contract in December 2019. According to Danny Casella,…

More Women Come Forward Alleging  ‘Unchecked’ Sexual Harassment of Teens at McDonald’s
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More Women Come Forward Alleging ‘Unchecked’ Sexual Harassment of Teens at McDonald’s

New York, NY – Two more women who were teenagers when they worked at a McDonald’s in Lansing, Michigan added their names to a growing class action sexual harassment lawsuit that was first filed last fall.  In November, the ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of former McDonald’s worker Jenna Ries and a class of…

Offsite Montefiore Workers Got Sick from COVID-19, But They Aren’t Getting Hazard Pay
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Offsite Montefiore Workers Got Sick from COVID-19, But They Aren’t Getting Hazard Pay

New York, NY – 1199SEIU members gathered for a candlelight vigil at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx yesterday — while some members who work in the hospital’s main campus and satellite facilities have received crisis pay during the ongoing pandemic   — others who work in non-clinical departments in three offsite locations have not. The…

Black Lives Matter Movement Adds Sense of Urgency to Justice for Janitors Observance
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Black Lives Matter Movement Adds Sense of Urgency to Justice for Janitors Observance

New York, NY – 32BJ SEIU janitors, doormen and security officers took a knee along 6th Avenue today to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Justice for Janitors movement. (Watch Video below) The commemoration coincides with a week’s worth of action organized by the Movement for Black Lives, which has stipulated a series of demands,…

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