Health and Safety

California First Responders Get Minimum Wage to Fight Wildfires
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, National

California First Responders Get Minimum Wage to Fight Wildfires

Sooma, Calif.—Hundreds of the men and women risking their lives to battle the massive, fast-moving wildfires devastating Northern California are being paid only $10.50 an hour for it—the state’s minimum wage. Under International Association of Firefighters Local 2881’s contract with “Cal Fire,” the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, entry-level first responders get the…

‘Fire’ and More on This Week’s ‘Buzz’
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Multimedia, Municipal Government, Transportation

‘Fire’ and More on This Week’s ‘Buzz’

New York, NY – On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we introduce you to “Fire”, a new off- Broadway play performing this month based on the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, and “iWalk4Meso”,  the new campaign to combat mesothelioma, an insidious disease afflicting thousands of workers each year. We also discuss the future…

MedReview Grows Rapidly as Obamacare Increases Insured
Features, Health and Safety, New York

MedReview Grows Rapidly as Obamacare Increases Insured

New York, N.Y.—The Affordable Care Act has been “a very large positive” for MedReview, says Spencer Young, its special vice president for operations. President Barack Obama’s health-insurance law, still standing despite repeated Republican attempts to repeal it this year, meant that millions more people were able to obtain health insurance, Young explains.

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