Health and Safety

Nail Salon & Carwash Workers Push for One Fair Wage
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Nail Salon & Carwash Workers Push for One Fair Wage

NEW YORK, N.Y. –  On Wednesday, June 20th, nail salon and carwash workers, testified at the sixth of seven New York State Department of Labor hearings to review bringing tipped workers in line with the state’s general minimum wage. This is the first of two New York City hearings, the next of which will cover restaurant…

#MeTooMovement Addresses Sexual Harassment in NYS Legislature
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

#MeTooMovement Addresses Sexual Harassment in NYS Legislature

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Women harassed in the New York State Legislature have released recommendations for creating stronger workplace protections in  government. Their ‘white paper’ followed a panel discussion on Tuesday, June 19th at Cooper Union. Several members of the  group claimed sexual harrassment while working for New York State elected officials.

Latest Buzz: Asbestos Threat; Trump Attacks, And More!
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, National

Latest Buzz: Asbestos Threat; Trump Attacks, And More!

New York, NY – On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz Chief-Leader Bob Hennelly joins Joe Maniscalco in the studio for a wide ranging discussion about Trump’s latest attack on Federal workers; the Asbestos danger facing both members of Local 78, as well as the public at large; and new ways fund managers can reduce…

Bullying and Violence Continues in Public Schools
Education, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Bullying and Violence Continues in Public Schools

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has released a report outlining the stark state of mental health and social services in the city’s public schools. “Safe and Supportive Schools: A Plan to Improve School Climate and Safety in NYC,” discribes a dangerous rise in bullying  in the City’s public educational institutions. The audit  also reveales …

Pennsylvania Nursing-Home Chain Won’t Recognize Union Contracts
Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Pennsylvania Nursing-Home Chain Won’t Recognize Union Contracts

BANGOR, Pa.—A Cleveland-based company in the process of taking over more than 10 Pennsylvania nursing homes is refusing to recognize their contracts with SEIU Healthcare, sparking fears among workers that their job security and benefits are on the chopping block. Saber Healthcare Group has already frozen wages at four facilities, SEIU spokesperson Jenn Landolina Wood…

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