Health and Safety

San Diego County Workers Ratify Five-Year Contract
Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Municipal Government, National

San Diego County Workers Ratify Five-Year Contract

San Diego, Calif.—The union representing most of San Diego County’s 17,000 employees has ratified a new contract. More than 75% of the voters approved the five-year agreement, Service Employees International Union Local 221 announced Sept. 14. It will give about 10,000 county workers, including librarians, social workers, and nurses, raises ranging from 13% to 17%,…

Hurricanes Force Firefighters to Miss IAFF Memorial
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, National

Hurricanes Force Firefighters to Miss IAFF Memorial

Colorado Springs, Colo.— The International Association of Fire Fighters Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, held this year on the morning of Sept. 16, is normally a time when firefighters from throughout the U.S. and Canada come to honor their dead—but this year, some will miss it because they’re working on hurricane-recovery efforts.

Make ‘Safety’ The Buzz Word At Your Job
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, Health and Safety, National, New York

Make ‘Safety’ The Buzz Word At Your Job

New York, NY – Worker safety was on the top of the agenda during Sunday night’s 9 o’clock episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz on AM970.  And wether suffering the lasting effects of 9/11-related respiratory diseases, or languishing under short-staffing conditions inside our vital courthouses — workers today, across all sectors, need advocates dedicated to safeguarding…

Philly LGBT Clinic Tries to Stop Union With White-Nationalist Firm
Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

Philly LGBT Clinic Tries to Stop Union With White-Nationalist Firm

Philadelphia, Pa.—With workers at Philadelphia’s largest LGBT health-care facility scheduled to vote Sept. 13 on whether to join SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, the clinic’s management dumped a union-busting consultant it had hired after it was linked to repeated homophobic and transphobic comments on social media, as well as claims that the neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Virginia,…

A Decade After It Acknowledged its Role in FDNY Deaths and Injuries at the Deutsche Bank Building, Bovis Denies Responsibility
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

A Decade After It Acknowledged its Role in FDNY Deaths and Injuries at the Deutsche Bank Building, Bovis Denies Responsibility

More than 10 years have passed since two firefighters perished on the 14th and 15th floors of the Deutsche Bank building. Trapped in the maze like upper floors of the building by impenetrable barriers that sealed off the interior stairways, they died waiting for water that was never going to come.

MagnaCare Hosts Forum on Labor Benefits
Features, Health and Safety, New York

MagnaCare Hosts Forum on Labor Benefits

MagnaCare, a leader in self-insurance and healthcare services, hosted a “Labor Appreciation Lunch & Learn” forum on Wednesday, September 14th, at the Rainbow Room at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The program agenda featured speakers Simeon Schindelman, CEO, MagnaCare, and Mario Cilento, President, New York State AFL-CIO, and two panel discussions.

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