Finance

Public Employee Pensions Under Attack
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

Public Employee Pensions Under Attack

New York public servants are members of one of the eight public employee pension systems in the State and City.  Approximately 700,000 active employees are contributing to their future pensions. Approximately 500,000 members and survivors collect Defined Benefits Pensions. We are protected by the NYS constitution – current pension benefits are the state and city’s…

Exposing the Bad Apples
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Exposing the Bad Apples

The State Troopers Fraternal Association of New Jersey filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Gurbir Grewal on June 25. The suit alleges Grewal’s orders to expose “Bad apple” cops will have a dangerous impact on those whose names have been disclosed. A directive given by Grewal required the New Jersey Division of State Police, the…

The Entertainment Industries ‘Safe Way Forward’
Entertainment, Finance, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

The Entertainment Industries ‘Safe Way Forward’

New York, NY –  Entertainment unions collaborated in the development of The Safe Way Forward. This multi-union report on Covid-19 safety guidelines is the document to be utilized as film and theaters open their doors.  This critical document has been prepared with input from Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), and Screen…

Gig Delivery Workers are Essential to Our Economy
Finance, Health and Safety, New York

Gig Delivery Workers are Essential to Our Economy

New York, NY – Gig delivery workers have been officially “essential” since the COVID crisis began, but the multi-billion-dollar companies aren’t providing them the essential protections they need to stay safe and healthy.  Food delivery companies pay as little as little as $2 a delivery far less than  minimum wage. In fact, pay is so low…

Legislation Against Price Gouging of PPE Signed in NYS
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

Legislation Against Price Gouging of PPE Signed in NYS

New York, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation (S.8189/A.10270) banning price gouging of personal protective equipment.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many instances of price gouging, particularly of critical medical supplies. Masks and hand sanitizer that are desperately needed by hospitals and other health care facilities are regularly overcharged. This legislation will…

IronWorkers Statement In Response To Nationwide Protest
Building Trades, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, National

IronWorkers Statement In Response To Nationwide Protest

Washington, D.C. –  The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers’ General President Eric Dean issued the following statement in response to the nationwide protests: As a union, the Iron Workers have fought long and hard to overcome the discriminatory policies of the past and to create an environment of inclusion and fairness in…

Know Your Benefits
Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Know Your Benefits

Healthcare is an essential need for everyone. This is why union delegates take a strong position during contract negotiations. The same as physical health is important, mental health is equally significant because of the direct correlation between the two.  Alongside physical health programs, companies, unions, and organizations are creating wellness initiatives to promote personal welfare…

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