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Viveka Health Offers Free Mobile App to Relay Critical Information in Real-Time to Furloughed, Laid Off and Remote Workers
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Viveka Health Offers Free Mobile App to Relay Critical Information in Real-Time to Furloughed, Laid Off and Remote Workers

Labor unions, TPAs, and employers responsible for employee benefits, policies and services struggle to meaningfully reach beneficiaries. They should adopt real-time, mobile solutions to communicate and exchange essential data with workers who have been laid-off, furloughed or forced to work remotely. During the Covid-19 crisis Viveka Health is donating its applications to those groups needing…

Out of Work, New Yorkers Call for Rent Cancellation on May Day
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Out of Work, New Yorkers Call for Rent Cancellation on May Day

New York, NY – Thousands of Americans took to the streets and the virtual world for the #CancelRent strike on May Day — the international holiday celebrating workers from around the world.  While some workers from the Big Apple from the Housing Justice for All campaign and the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition protested outside…

Workers Circle Yiddish Concert Celebrates May Day; Benefits Florida Farmworkers
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Workers Circle Yiddish Concert Celebrates May Day; Benefits Florida Farmworkers

New York, NY – The Workers Circle, a Jewish organization celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, will be hosting a virtual Yiddish sing-along concert this weekend as part of May Day — International Workers’ Day. The Sunday concert is free, but any contributions made to the event, which will stream live on Facebook on May…

SAG-AFTRA Confronts Tough Challenges During COVID-19 Crisis
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SAG-AFTRA Confronts Tough Challenges During COVID-19 Crisis

New York, NY – From shuttered TV and film production, to journalists forced onto unemployment — the media industry has been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 epidemic. When performers and broadcasters are in potential jeopardy, it’s their union, SAG-AFTRA (The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), that looks out…

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…

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