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Schools Must be Funded Adequately
Education, Finance, Municipal Government, New York

Schools Must be Funded Adequately

Albany, N.Y. — “The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the vital role that our schools play in our communities. They provide meals, they provide care for the needs of children, they provide mental health services — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. “We traveled the state earlier this year to hear directly from the educators, students, and…

Coronavirus Takes Deadly Toll On NYC’s Frontline Workers
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Coronavirus Takes Deadly Toll On NYC’s Frontline Workers

New York, N.Y.—In a week where the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York City multiplied to more than 33,000, three transit workers, a high-school principal, and a parking-meter collections assistant became the first city employees confirmed to have died from the lung-afflicting virus. Peter Petrassi, 49, a subway conductor who had been working…

Mutual Aid Networks: Solidarity in Action…
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Mutual Aid Networks: Solidarity in Action…

New York, NY – Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx, Jackson Heights) recently held a teleconference with longtime activist and organizer Mariame Kaba to highlight the importance of having a Mutual Aid Network [MAN] during emergencies, like the spread of the coronavirus.  “This moment is really revealing who the frontline workers are in our society,” Ocasio-Cortez said….

Meet Laurent Laor and Viveka Health…
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Meet Laurent Laor and Viveka Health…

New York, NY – Laurent Laor MSc MBA, AHFI, is an author, speaker and founder of Viveka Health, a company whose mission is “to drive value in healthcare through automation and intelligence.” By eliminating fraud, waste, abuse and errors, Viveka’s technologies reduces benefit fund healthcare expenses by up to 20-percent. Their solutions for member eligibility,…

Unions Praise Senate Democrats for Blocking ‘Corporate Power Grab’
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Unions Praise Senate Democrats for Blocking ‘Corporate Power Grab’

WASHINGTON—Leaders of major U.S. unions praised Senate Democrats for blocking a $1.8 trillion economic-stimulus package Mar. 22, calling it a “corporate power grab” that would have done little to help workers laid off during the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. “This is not a moment for corporate power grabs or crony capitalism,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said…

Children of the Working Poor Hit Hard by Coronavirus Closings; Advocacy Group Urges ‘Robust’ 2020 Census Count
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Children of the Working Poor Hit Hard by Coronavirus Closings; Advocacy Group Urges ‘Robust’ 2020 Census Count

New York, NY -This week’s mandatory closure of bars, restaurants, movie theaters and other service sector workplaces throughout the city due to the coronavirus outbreak — spell particular trouble for the children of the working poor.  More than 200,000 New York City kids under the age of five live in low-income households, according to the…

Senate Republicans Block Emergency Paid-Sick-Leave Bill
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Senate Republicans Block Emergency Paid-Sick-Leave Bill

WASHINGTON—With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. nearing 1,200 on Mar. 11, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) stalled an attempt to expedite a bill that would require employers to give workers 14 days of paid sick leave in case of a public-health emergency. Alexander, chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, blocked…

Wage Theft, Tax Fraud, Trump’s Labor Spies And Much More…
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Wage Theft, Tax Fraud, Trump’s Labor Spies And Much More…

WATCH: On the latest episode of Labor This Week, show host Mark Harrison takes a look at the newly-released report detailing outrageous levels of wage theft and fraud occurring within the construction industry today. Harrison then turns to the deadly cost middle-aged workers across all sectors are paying in the race to the bottom, as…

LP Spotlight on Workers Circle CEO Ann Toback
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LP Spotlight on Workers Circle CEO Ann Toback

New York, NY – This Women’s History Month, LaborPress is highlighting Ann Toback, a fourth-generation union member, Jewish-American and the first woman to lead the Workers Circle (formerly Workmen’s Circle), which will have its 120th anniversary September 4.  Toback, Brooklyn-born and Long Island-raised, was brought up in a semi-traditional, semi-progressive family.  “The progressive part is…

Inside the CSA’s Hard-Fought Agreement With NYC
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Inside the CSA’s Hard-Fought Agreement With NYC

This past month, after nearly a year of bargaining, the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators [CSA] agreed to a provisional but momentous contract with the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. According to CSA President Mark Cannizzarro, if the more than 6,400 membership, which include principals, assistant…

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