Stephanie West

Weingarten Re-Elected AFT President
Education, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Weingarten Re-Elected AFT President

WASHINGTON, DC — The 1.7-million-member American Federation of Teachers overwhelmingly re-elected President Randi Weingarten. In addition, Fedrick Ingram was elected Secretary-Treasurer and Evelyn DeJesus was elected  Executive Vice President. The election marks the seventh term for Weingarten, who taught social studies and civics at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn, New York. Fedrick Ingram assumes the…

Legislation Against Price Gouging of PPE Signed in NYS
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

Legislation Against Price Gouging of PPE Signed in NYS

New York, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation (S.8189/A.10270) banning price gouging of personal protective equipment.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many instances of price gouging, particularly of critical medical supplies. Masks and hand sanitizer that are desperately needed by hospitals and other health care facilities are regularly overcharged. This legislation will…

Benefits Awarded to Families of Public Employees that Died of COVID-19
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Benefits Awarded to Families of Public Employees that Died of COVID-19

The New York State Legislature has passed a bill that would provide additional benefits for the families of a public employees who died of COVID-19.  The legislation, S.8427/A10528, would guarantee a benefits package to the family of any public employee who contracted this virus during the pandemic. “It is fitting that we planned to pass this…

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