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Chicago SEIU: Spend Amazon Tax Breaks on Child Care
Features, Health and Safety, National

Chicago SEIU: Spend Amazon Tax Breaks on Child Care

CHICAGO, Ill.—The $2.25 billion in tax breaks Chicago and the state of Illinois are offering Amazon as enticements for its second North American headquarters would be enough to give all Chicago families “universally affordable” child care and pay providers a living wage for providers, SEIU Healthcare and a group of parents and child-care providers contended…

Unions come through for Puerto Rico
Features, Health and Safety, New York

Unions come through for Puerto Rico

Reprinted: UFT.ORG At least 3 million people are still without electricity, at least a million are still without drinking water and at least 49 are dead. But Hurricane Maria was powerless to break the spirit of the Puerto Rican people, and it strengthened the resolve of 300 union members who mounted a two-week relief effort…

New President, Labor and Public Sector, At Brighton Health Plan Solutions Works to Improve Union Healthcare
Features, Health and Safety, New York

New President, Labor and Public Sector, At Brighton Health Plan Solutions Works to Improve Union Healthcare

New York, NY – Michelle Zettergren is the newly appointed President, Labor and Public Sector, for Brighton Health Plan Solutions (BHPS), and is excited about opening up new choices and cost-saving options for union members. Although she herself has not been in a union, she says that she has a long family history of union…

Enhanced NYS Security Measures Following Terrorist Attack
Features, Health and Safety, New York

Enhanced NYS Security Measures Following Terrorist Attack

New York, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that following the apparent terrorist attack in New York City’s Lower Manhattan on October 31st he has directed state agencies to be more visible. Organizations involved include New York State Police, National Guard, the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority…

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