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RWDSU Settles Dispute with Alecto Healthcare
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RWDSU Settles Dispute with Alecto Healthcare

CHARLESTON, West Virginia – In an ongoing dispute between members of RWDSU and Alecto Healthcare Services in West Virginia, Alecto has now agreed to a financial settlement. Alecto had planned to close Fairmont Regional Medical Center without providing any compensation for the staff. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union contacted Attorney General Patrick Morrisey…

Members Helping Members at IBEW Local 134 Chicago
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Members Helping Members at IBEW Local 134 Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – During the COVID-19 crisis, union member volunteers are delivering care packages of food to Chicago Local 134 retirees and their spouses. Apprentices, members and business agents, are traveling throughout town providing a helping hand to their senior union members. “It was an amazing experience for everyone,” said Elbert Walters, who helped coordinate…

First-Responder Status Needed for Grocery Workers
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First-Responder Status Needed for Grocery Workers

Washington DC – Albertsons Cos. and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, have joined forces to seek a temporary designation of “extended first responders” for supermarket employees that are working during this COVID-19 crisis. Presently there is no federal law protecting grocery store workers. “Since the onset of this pandemic, associates in Albertsons…

Statement from New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on Public Hospital Review
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Statement from New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on Public Hospital Review

“The nurses and doctors who are helping NYC to get through the COVID-19 pandemic are true heroes who deserve our utmost gratitude and respect. But the reported conditions in our public hospitals during this unprecedented public health crisis are alarming, and my office is committed to working with the Governor and the Mayor to find answers. “Our public health system serves families and residents that already face significant barriers to…

Congressional CARES ACT Provides Economic Relief to Employees
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Congressional CARES ACT Provides Economic Relief to Employees

Washington, DC – In its latest response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Congress has passed the third package of emergency relief legislation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security “CARES” Act. This bill will provide immediate economic relief for workers across the United States, many of whom found themselves out of work overnight due to…

Trump Administration Must Not Rollback Crucial Environmental Regulations
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Trump Administration Must Not Rollback Crucial Environmental Regulations

“At a time when thousands of Americans afflicted with COVID-19 are gasping for breath, the Trump Administration wants to roll back crucial environmental regulations that protect our air, our water, and our health. “Scientists tell us that during earlier outbreaks of respiratory diseases, people in areas with even moderate air pollution were 84 percent more…

Schools Must be Funded Adequately
Education, Finance, Municipal Government, New York

Schools Must be Funded Adequately

Albany, N.Y. — “The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the vital role that our schools play in our communities. They provide meals, they provide care for the needs of children, they provide mental health services — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. “We traveled the state earlier this year to hear directly from the educators, students, and…

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