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Film Legend Adds Star Power to the Struggle of Frontline Workers
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Film Legend Adds Star Power to the Struggle of Frontline Workers

New York, NY – Legendary Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda never had to endure economic hardship — but this week, at a virtual town hall for essential workers, Fonda made it clear that she stands solidly behind working men and women struggling on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “I’m a person of privilege,” Fonda…

Does the HEROES Act Deliver for Working People?
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Does the HEROES Act Deliver for Working People?

New York, NY – While the HEROES Act is being applauded by some for including essential workers left out of previous relief packages, the legislation now wending its way through Congress faces strong opposition, too. For many progressives, the legislation fails to be both cost effective and inclusive for 36 million unemployed workers and those…

800K Undocumented Workers in Peril; Cuomo Urged to Take Action
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800K Undocumented Workers in Peril; Cuomo Urged to Take Action

New York, NY – New York Communities for Change [NYCC] issued a new report today to demand that Governor Andrew Cuomo implement policy measures that would provide immediate economic relief to the state’s 800,000 undocumented workers and individuals during the current pandemic.  Many of the undocumented immigrants worked in some of the hardest hit industries…

New York Workers Need a Hero in This Time of Crisis – And They Expect Cuomo to Be That Guy
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New York Workers Need a Hero in This Time of Crisis – And They Expect Cuomo to Be That Guy

New York, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo could soon end up becoming a hero or a goat depending on how he reacts to calls from labor rights advocates to issue a new executive order aimed at protecting workers throughout the state. Supporters of the New York Health and Essential Rights Order — HERO — say…

MagnaCare Chief Medical Officer Talks Restarting NY’s Economy; Anti-body Testing
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MagnaCare Chief Medical Officer Talks Restarting NY’s Economy; Anti-body Testing

New York, NY — The push to reopen the state’s economy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is on, and over the next several weeks, the state intends to open up segment by segment, region by region. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, “New York will reopen on a regional basis as each region meets the…

Sheet Metal Apprentice Stays on the Job During the Pandemic Helping to Strengthen Area Hospitals
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Sheet Metal Apprentice Stays on the Job During the Pandemic Helping to Strengthen Area Hospitals

New York, NY – Amanda Filpo is on the verge of completing her five-year apprenticeship as a Local 28 Sheet Metal worker — and she’s earned it.  Filpo graduated from the Nontraditional Employment for Women [NEW] Building Trades program nearly seven years ago, and will be becoming a mechanic in August.  She continues working 10-…

NYC Carpenters Put 1,000 Bags of Groceries into the Hands of Families Struggling During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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NYC Carpenters Put 1,000 Bags of Groceries into the Hands of Families Struggling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

New York, NY – The NYC & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters [NYCDCC] recently partnered with Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens to donate 1,000 bags of groceries and food vouchers to more than 1,500 families in need in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Approximately, 20 members of the union — all of them proud Brooklynites — volunteered…

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