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Immigration, State Constitution Intensify Labor Day Parade
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Immigration, State Constitution Intensify Labor Day Parade

New York, N.Y.—The thousands of union workers marching up Fifth Avenue for the city’s annual Labor Day parade Sept. 9 had a special urgency this year: The Trump administration’s anti-labor policies, the increasing deportations of immigrant workers, and the potential threat to pensions and prevailing-wage laws from a state constitutional convention.

Will Revised Workers’ Comp Guidelines Slash Benefits?
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Will Revised Workers’ Comp Guidelines Slash Benefits?

New York, N.Y.—Under proposed new state workers’ compensation guidelines, if a torn rotator cuff leaves you permanently unable to lift your arm above your shoulder, your award will be reduced from three years worth of benefits to three weeks, says Robert Grey, chair of the Workers Compensation Alliance, a group of about 150 lawyers and…

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