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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…

Heads of NYC Unions React to Growing Coronavirus Crisis
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Heads of NYC Unions React to Growing Coronavirus Crisis

New York, NY – As workers from various professional backgrounds throughout New York City try to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, union leaders are stepping up to do whatever they can to protect them and stay abreast of their needs — despite the federal government’s initial response to the crisis.  “I don’t think Mayor…

With Most Members Out of Work, UNITE HERE Calls for ‘Worker Bailout’
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With Most Members Out of Work, UNITE HERE Calls for ‘Worker Bailout’

WASHINGTON—Perhaps no industry in the U.S. has been hit harder by the COVID-19 epidemic than hospitality. The UNITE HERE union estimates that 80% to 90% of its 300,000 members in the hotel, gaming, food service, and transportation industries have been laid off. Entertainment venues, professional sports, and tourist sites from Disney World in Florida to…

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…

Trump’s NLRB Deals New Blow to Workers with ‘Joint Employer’ Rule
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Trump’s NLRB Deals New Blow to Workers with ‘Joint Employer’ Rule

WASHINGTON—A new National Labor Relations board rule published Feb. 26 will make it much more difficult for workers to organize unions or challenge labor-law violations if they are hired by a franchise, contractor, or temporary staffing agency. The rule, which will go into effect April 27, nullifies a 2015 NLRB decision that expanded when companies…

A Soldier’s Play: Well-Acted and Provocative
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A Soldier’s Play: Well-Acted and Provocative

Charles Fuller’s A Soldier’s Play, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1982, powerfully addresses group self-hatred, institutionalized racism, and the corrosive effects of hate and prejudice. The revived production, at the American Airlines Theatre, features a wonderful ensemble group of actors adroitly directed by Kenny Leon. The play is a whodunit set on…

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