Health and Safety

‘No Movement’ From Company in National Grid Lockout
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

‘No Movement’ From Company in National Grid Lockout

HAVERHILL, Mass.—The lockout of more than 1,100 National Grid gas workers in Massachusetts is now well into its second month with no sign of an end, union members say. “Every time we’ve met with the company’s negotiating team we’ve asked two questions,” Jeff Hamel of United Steelworkers Local 12012-04 told the Eagle-Tribune. “If they’ll allow…

1199 and NYC Hospitals Settle Contract
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

1199 and NYC Hospitals Settle Contract

NEW YORK, N.Y. – 1199 SEIU and the League of Voluntary Hospitals have settled a contract covering over 112,000 healthcare workers in New York City. The agreement protects health and childcare benefits, increases money to a struggling pension, and adds temp workers to the union. The  agreement includes an outstanding healthcare plan free of  co-pays or premiums….

The Power of Positivity
Features, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

The Power of Positivity

Did you know happy brains are more creative, quicker and more mentally alert? The physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been proven to give you more confidence, improve moods and reduce the likelihood of developing stress-related disorders. This month’s One Call encourages you to focus on the benefits positive thinking has on your…

Leading through Challenges
Features, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

Leading through Challenges

Labor unions are no strangers to adversity. The recent Janus Decision is just one in a long line of challenges unions have heroically faced, such as oppressive and dangerous working conditions and unfair wages. Unions continue their mission of advocating for workers’ rights – as evidenced by the growing number of union members in New…

NYS Assists in Reuniting Immigrant Children with Parents
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

NYS Assists in Reuniting Immigrant Children with Parents

ALBANY, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  has requested information from federal agencies on the remaining separated children in New York to help reunite them with their families. New York is providing critical services to families involved in the reunification process. The State is working closely with local advocacy organizations in identifying separated children and assisting in the…

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