Environment and Energy

The Right To Report
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, New York

The Right To Report

Although construction has resumed since early June, the attention to Covid safety has not fallen to the wayside. Recently, building personnel and engineering staff have reported citywide visits from the Department of Buildings to inspect construction sites. The inspections are to ensure that workers are following the proper safety guidelines and to confirm the appropriate…

New York Workers Need a Hero in This Time of Crisis – And They Expect Cuomo to Be That Guy
Building Trades, Education, Entertainment, Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York, Retail, topslot, Transportation

New York Workers Need a Hero in This Time of Crisis – And They Expect Cuomo to Be That Guy

New York, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo could soon end up becoming a hero or a goat depending on how he reacts to calls from labor rights advocates to issue a new executive order aimed at protecting workers throughout the state. Supporters of the New York Health and Essential Rights Order — HERO — say…

America’s Meatpacking Workers Must Be Protected
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, National

America’s Meatpacking Workers Must Be Protected

Washington DC – “To protect America’s food supply, America’s meatpacking workers must be protected. The reality is that these workers are putting their lives on the line every day to keep our country fed during this deadly outbreak, and at least 20 meatpacking workers have tragically died from coronavirus while more than 5,000 workers have been hospitalized or…

COVID-19 Looms Large On Workers’ Memorial Day; Pressure on OSHA to Act
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COVID-19 Looms Large On Workers’ Memorial Day; Pressure on OSHA to Act

New York, NY – Despite being inundated with more than 3,000 COVID-19 complaints since the outbreak began in January, the federal agency tasked with protecting American workers has, so far, failed to issue enforceable emergency guidelines. The BlueGreen Alliance, a coalition of labor and environmental organizations took OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] to task…

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