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The Importance of Safety Inspections on Construction Sites
Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

The Importance of Safety Inspections on Construction Sites

According to The National Safety Council falls, slips, trips, contact with objects or equipment, overexertion and being struck by a falling object accounted for over 70,000 construction site injuries and 500 deaths in 2014 alone. While these tragedies cannot be undone, many of the injuries and deaths may have been preventable. Daily inspections of work…

Buzzing About Lost Jobs At Maimonides; CUNY Contract Fight And More!
Blue Collar Buzz, Education, Features, Law and Politics, Multimedia, National

Buzzing About Lost Jobs At Maimonides; CUNY Contract Fight And More!

On the latest episode of Blue Collar Buzz, airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970TheAnswer, we’re taking a look at Maimonides Medical Center’s outrageous decision to axe more than 100 staffers before Christmas, as well as PSC-CUNY’s renewed battle for a fair contract. We’re also talking to Local 1 Plumber and Mentor Judaline Cassidy…

Stuart Eber Steps Down As NYC MEA President
Features, Municipal Government, New York

Stuart Eber Steps Down As NYC MEA President

The New York City Managerial Employees  Association is reporting that longtime president Stu Eber is stepping down from his post effective December 7. Executive Vice President Shelly Shulman succeeds Eber in accordance with the MEA bylaws. The association’s Executive Board voted unanimously to elect Treasurer Edgar Landas to replace Mr. Shulman as Executive Vice President…

Playwrights Honored At Lincoln Center
Entertainment, Features, New York

Playwrights Honored At Lincoln Center

NEW YORK, N.Y.—This year’s biennial Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi Newhouse Theatre Dec. 4, went to Ayad Akhtar and Lucas Hnath. Both playwrights’ most recent work explores sociopolitical themes, with Akhtar’s Junk, at the Lincoln Center Theater through Jan. 7, depicting the rapacious Wall Street of the 1980s and Hnath’s A Doll’s…

Contractors Failed To Pay Wages To Workers
Features, Finance, Municipal Government, New York

Contractors Failed To Pay Wages To Workers

New York, NY  – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced an eight-count indictment of Vickram Mangru, his wife Gayatri Mangru, and son Ravi Mangru, of Valley Stream, NY, for allegedly failing to pay proper prevailing wages to workers and falsifying business records related to a publicly-funded New York City construction project. Between 2012 and 2015, the…

Workers Independent News: Off The Air
Features, Multimedia, National

Workers Independent News: Off The Air

(Reprinted) For 13 years, Doug Cunningham and Workers Independent News (WIN) has delivered news from unions and working people around the country. On November 17, WIN recorded their last news segment, marking yet another labor voice that has been silenced over the last few years.

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