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OSHA – Failing to Protect Workers
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

OSHA – Failing to Protect Workers

New York, NY – With the spread of COVID-19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a critical role in tracking this deadly virus within the world-of-work. Since factories, warehouses, meat processing plants, and other business facilities have become incubators for the spread of infection, OSHA must provide monitoring, update its technology and effectively…

Labor vs McDonald’s – The Battle Continues
Features, Health and Safety, National, Retail

Labor vs McDonald’s – The Battle Continues

As demonstrations against McDonald’s continued across the country, many of the company’s anti-worker practices are being addressed. Under pressure from employees, unions, community organizations, and the public, McDonald’s has finally addressed Coved-19 with equipment in stores, increased paid sick leave, and raised pay for employees. With workers’ fears of catching the coronavirus, McDonald’s faced unprecedented protests by…

Trumka: Feds Not Protecting Workers During COVID-19 Crisis
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, National

Trumka: Feds Not Protecting Workers During COVID-19 Crisis

Washington DC – In a strongly worded letter to Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia, AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka stated that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been “missing in action” in their role to protect workers. “Since this crisis began, the Department of Labor and federal government have failed to meet their obligation and duty to protect workers;…

Trump’s On A Different Page Regarding COVID-19
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, National

Trump’s On A Different Page Regarding COVID-19

Washington DC – At the White House task force’s daily briefing Thursday, March 25, 2020, President Trump suggested that “due to our superior testing capabilities”, America is surpassing all other countries in cases of COVID-19.The comment followed a letter to the nation’s governors in which Trump alluded to his administration’s plans to relax crucial social…

It’s a National War Against COVID-19 and Needs the Federal Government to Take Charge
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

It’s a National War Against COVID-19 and Needs the Federal Government to Take Charge

New York, NY – COVID-19 is causing concerns for doctors and nurses regarding the use and availability of personal protective equipment (PPE).  The threat to physical safety and overwork is causing health care workers symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and distress. As the troops in the front line become ill, thousands of healthcare professionals will…

NYC Streetcar Project Moves Forward
Features, Municipal Government, New York, Transportation

NYC Streetcar Project Moves Forward

NEW YORK, NY — New York City is moving forward with the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) streetcar following the completion of a two-year feasibility study. Despite two decades of rapid growth in population and jobs on the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront, public transit has not kept pace. At full implementation, the NYC streetcar project  will increase public…

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