Health and Safety

PBA President At Odds With NYPD Commissioner Over ‘Police Reform and Reinvention’ Forums
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PBA President At Odds With NYPD Commissioner Over ‘Police Reform and Reinvention’ Forums

New York, NY – Commissioner Dermot Shea announced last week, that the NYPD will be participating in a series of community forums with local organizations, along with both the Mayor’s Office and Governor’s Office, in an effort to transform policing going forward in New York City. This comes on the heels of protests throughout the…

Coping with COVID’s Impact on Worker Health & Well-being
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Coping with COVID’s Impact on Worker Health & Well-being

New York, NY – With an obvious focus on both our political and financial futures, jobless concerns and unemployment worries are an impending threat to the working world. There is no concrete evidence of a Covid vaccine which would allow schools and businesses to fully reopen. And unfortunately, local spikes of Covid infections have caused…

Labor Joins Calls to Defund the Police Following the Shooting Death of Breonna Taylor
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Labor Joins Calls to Defund the Police Following the Shooting Death of Breonna Taylor

New York, NY – The grand jury verdict in the Breonna Taylor case has left many trade unionists outraged as two of the three police officers involved in the EMT’s shooting death on March 13, were not indicted, and a third received a minor charge — even after audio recordings were released that had conflicting statements from…

Unions Go to Court Over Trump’s Failure to Provide COVID Protection for Frontline Workers
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Unions Go to Court Over Trump’s Failure to Provide COVID Protection for Frontline Workers

New York, NY – Labor unions and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday, October 8, against the federal government over its failure to provide adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to essential workers. The unions include the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Transport Workers Union (TWU), AFL-CIO, AFT, SEIU, Association of Flight Attendants, CWA, United Food…

Airline Contractors Axed Thousands of Workers While Federal Payroll Aid Was On Way
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Airline Contractors Axed Thousands of Workers While Federal Payroll Aid Was On Way

WASHINGTON—Fifteen airline contractors that received more than $1 billion in federal aid intended to “preserve aviation jobs” laid off more than 16,000 workers while their applications for the money were pending, according to a report released Oct. 9 by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. The companies, which provide services such as handling…

Low Occupancy or Not, Property Service Workers Remain Vital
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Low Occupancy or Not, Property Service Workers Remain Vital

New York, NY – Current tensions in the workplace are causing concern for the future — and there is reason for the building trades and the maintenance workers who maintain commercial properties to be concerned. The question, in the age of COVID-19, is how workers substantiate the need for their services when commercial occupancy is low?…

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