Albany, NY – The state agency in charge of the oversight and inspection of 561 state and local correctional facilities and jails across New York is not tracking or analyzing incidents according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Auditors also found the State Commission of Correction is not routinely inspecting the state’s 54 prisons.
Buffalo, NY – In recent weeks, temperatures have dipped all the way down to zero, and the wind chill has been registered at more than minus-10 in the Buffalo area – making it even harder for those who have less to make sure they have adequate clothing to bundle up. But for some who are in…
BALTIMORE, Md.—The Baltimore Teachers Union has asked the city to close public schools that are unable to provide adequate heat until they can be repaired, after teachers reported classroom temperatures in the 40s during the early January cold wave.
Did you know that there are more accidental deaths from prescription opioids (20,101 in 2016) than from heroin overdoses (12,990 in 2016)? And that more than 80% of heroin users start out abusing prescription painkillers?
New York, NY – From February 15 – 20th, in Hollywood, Florida, the 41st annual National Labor and Management Conference (NLMC) will be held, providing a crucial forum for current critical issues that affect both labor and management.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Home health-care workers who stay with their clients 24 hours a day appealed to the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals Jan. 5 to order them paid for the full shift, urging it to void an emergency regulation issued by the state Department of Labor last October that says they should only…
ALBERT LEA, Minn.—A six-hour negotiating session Dec. 28 between Mayo Clinic Health System executives and SEIU Healthcare Minnesota resulted in “little progress,” union bargaining team member Marlene Baseman told KIMT-TV.
WASHINGTON—A top federal appeals court has unanimously rejected an attempt to weaken the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 2016 rule covering workers’ exposure to silica dust.
LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz returns this Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970TheAnswer with an all-new show featuring wide- ranging discussions with SEIU Local 246 President Joe Colangelo, Carpenters Union Training Director Walter Warzecha, and Workers Compensation Attorney Jordan Ziegler.