Health and Safety

Plattsburgh Hospital Workers Rally for Safe Staffing
Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

Plattsburgh Hospital Workers Rally for Safe Staffing

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.—More than 100 people rallied here Sept. 14 to call on the University of Vermont Health Network’s Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital to maintain safe staffing levels. “We believe our patients and community deserve to have the best care possible, not just at their bedside. Right down to their meal preparations and delivery, the cleanliness…

17 Years Later, WTC Health Crisis Deepens
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

17 Years Later, WTC Health Crisis Deepens

Editor’s Note: The following report comes via WBGO.org To hear Bob Hennelly’s investigative piece, click here. It has been seventeen years since the September 11th attack and from all outward signs it appears that lower Manhattan, the physical place, has fully rebounded and that history has moved on. But thousands of 9-11 first responders and survivors are…

SEIU Hit With Another Suit for Fair-Share Refunds
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

SEIU Hit With Another Suit for Fair-Share Refunds

SAN JOSE, Calif.—The union Service Employees International Union local representing local government employees in Central California is the latest to get hit with a lawsuit demanding that it refund fees paid by nonmembers. The National Right to Work Foundation filed a claim seeking “millions of dollars” from Service Employees International Union Local 521 on behalf…

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