Finance

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…

Local 338 Grocery Store Workers to Shoppers: Please Help Us Keep Everyone Safe
Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York, Retail, topslot

Local 338 Grocery Store Workers to Shoppers: Please Help Us Keep Everyone Safe

New York, NY – RWDSU/UFCW Local 338 is comprised almost entirely of essential workers, a great many of them helping to keep New Yorkers fed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges, workers, especially those in grocery stores, have not backed down. The nearly 100-year-old union representing them now hopes shoppers and companies will do…

Benefits Awarded to Families of Public Employees that Died of COVID-19
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Benefits Awarded to Families of Public Employees that Died of COVID-19

The New York State Legislature has passed a bill that would provide additional benefits for the families of a public employees who died of COVID-19.  The legislation, S.8427/A10528, would guarantee a benefits package to the family of any public employee who contracted this virus during the pandemic. “It is fitting that we planned to pass this…

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