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NYC Mayor Signs Tenant Harassment Package
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

NYC Mayor Signs Tenant Harassment Package

New York, NY – On August 25, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed two packages of bills that seek to curb tenant harassment. The first package, Stand for Tenant Safety (STS), affords tenants better protections from potentially harmful construction projects that are being used to push residents out of their homes.  The second set of bills addresses remedies for tenant harassment.

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation Tackles Complex Health Needs in New York
Features, Health and Safety, New York

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation Tackles Complex Health Needs in New York

The Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation works with organizations in Empire’s 28-county service area to help improve the health of New Yorkers. Through our focus on heart health, cancer prevention, prenatal care, diabetes prevention, active lifestyles and behavioral health, the Foundation is teaming with organizations that are setting the standard when it comes to innovative programs…

NYC Carpenters Raise $200G for Disabled Vets’ Homes
Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, New York

NYC Carpenters Raise $200G for Disabled Vets’ Homes

On Aug. 11, union carpenters from New York City hung up their hammers to swing some irons at Crystal Springs Golf Course in New Jersey, to help support a cause they are well-suited to endorse: constructing wheelchair-accessible homes for injured U.S. veterans. Partnering with retired pro-football star Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, the New…

State Workers’ Comp Board Eyes Benefit Cuts for Permanent Injuries
Features, Health and Safety, New York

State Workers’ Comp Board Eyes Benefit Cuts for Permanent Injuries

New York, N.Y.—In less than two weeks, the state Workers Compensation Board will release revised guidelines for judging how much people are disabled by on-the-job injuries—and those revisions are expected “to slash compensation for permanent injuries to limbs,” warns the Workers Compensation Alliance, a group of about 150 lawyers and law firms who represent injured…

Midwestern Red Cross Workers Win First Contract
Health and Safety, National, New York

Midwestern Red Cross Workers Win First Contract

South St. Paul, MN – American Red Cross workers in three Midwestern states have overwhelmingly ratified their first union contract. The deal, announced Aug. 11 by AFSCME Local 3931, runs through September 2018 and covers almost 300 phlebotomists, couriers, material coordinators, and other frontline workers in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and eastern South Dakota. It gives…

Title X Family Planning Program Critical
Health and Safety, New York

Title X Family Planning Program Critical

August 11, 2017  By Stephanie West New York, NY – With the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress working to undercut family planning and other preventive health care services, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has unveiled a new report that breaks down for the first time the significance of Title X National Family Planning Program funding…

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