Health and Safety

NYC Tenant Protection Program
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

NYC Tenant Protection Program

NEW YORK, NY — New York City has established a Certification of No Harassment (CONH) Pilot Program. This legislation requires buildings to certify that no tenant harassment has taken place before being granted construction permits to significantly alter their properties. The City has published the list of more than 1,000 buildings with approximately 26,000 units that will now…

Congressman Says Locked-Out Gas Workers Needed to Fix Explosion Damage
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Congressman Says Locked-Out Gas Workers Needed to Fix Explosion Damage

SALEM, Mass.—The Congressmember representing northeast Massachusetts is calling on local utilities to use locked-put gas workers to repair damage from the more than 80 explosions and fires caused by overpressurized gas lines last month. More than 1,000 workers at National Grid had been locked out for more than two months when the disaster hit Columbia…

California Orders Date Farm to Rehire Workers Fired for Safety Complaints
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California Orders Date Farm to Rehire Workers Fired for Safety Complaints

VISALIA, Calif.—A Coachella Valley date farm will rehire four workers and has paid them almost $40,000 in lost wages after the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board found they were illegally fired for complaining about health and safety problems. The four said they had been fired or switched to lower-paying jobs after they complained to supervisors…

Dangerous Conditions at Amazon Worksites
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

Dangerous Conditions at Amazon Worksites

NEW YORK, NY – The retail giant Amazon must address unsafe conditions in many of their worksites. In April 2018, Amazon was titled a “Dirty Dozen” company in a landmark National Council for Occupational Safety and Health report.  Seven employees have died while working in Amazon facilities since 2013. “Amazon workers desperately need a real pay increase,”…

Buffalo Teachers, LI School Nurses Vote to Unionize
Education, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Buffalo Teachers, LI School Nurses Vote to Unionize

ALBANY, N.Y.—The New York State United Teachers has accepted three new affiliates, the unionysut announced Sept. 18. NYSUT’s board of directors voted Sept. 15 to approve new locals composed of school nurses in Uniondale on Long Island, teachers at the Health Sciences Charter School in Buffalo, and the staff at the Stanley G. Falk School,…

Magnacare to Host Panel on Labor and Health Systems Oct. 4th
Features, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

Magnacare to Host Panel on Labor and Health Systems Oct. 4th

On Thursday, October 4, Magnacare—a leading health plan management company—will host “Leading Through Challenges,” in special celebration of labor leaders. The day will include panel discussions by labor leaders and health care system CEOS, covering obstacles facing the labor movement and the response of providers to complex and evolving patient needs. The day’s keynote speakers…

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