Health and Safety

Immigration, State Constitution Intensify Labor Day Parade
Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York, Retail, Transportation

Immigration, State Constitution Intensify Labor Day Parade

New York, N.Y.—The thousands of union workers marching up Fifth Avenue for the city’s annual Labor Day parade Sept. 9 had a special urgency this year: The Trump administration’s anti-labor policies, the increasing deportations of immigrant workers, and the potential threat to pensions and prevailing-wage laws from a state constitutional convention.

Will Revised Workers’ Comp Guidelines Slash Benefits?
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Will Revised Workers’ Comp Guidelines Slash Benefits?

New York, N.Y.—Under proposed new state workers’ compensation guidelines, if a torn rotator cuff leaves you permanently unable to lift your arm above your shoulder, your award will be reduced from three years worth of benefits to three weeks, says Robert Grey, chair of the Workers Compensation Alliance, a group of about 150 lawyers and…

Surviving Seasonal Allergies
Health and Safety, New York

Surviving Seasonal Allergies

If you’re one of the millions who suffer from seasonal allergies, you know how annoying and downright miserable they can make you feel. Allergies can dampen your mood and make even the most enjoyable activities hard to get through. Here are some ideas on how to survive and feel better!Each year, millions of Americans suffer…

California Hospital Workers Unionize
Features, Health and Safety, National, New York

California Hospital Workers Unionize

Turlock, CA – Support-staff workers at Emanuel Medical Center here voted Aug. 22 to join the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West. The 265-55 vote came two weeks after the hospital’s registered nurses voted 284-4 to join the California Nurses Association. Each union will represent about 400 workers.  The SEIU-UHW bargaining unit will include…

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