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NYS Unemployed Hits Record
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

NYS Unemployed Hits Record

Albany, NY – The New York State  Department of Labor has paid out  $9.2 billion in unemployment insurance benefits to two million New Yorkers. Melissa DeRosa, Assistant to Governor Cuomo said that while most applications have been processed, there are 23,000 claimants that haven’t been processed due to duplicate applications or missing information. In addition,…

Film Legend Adds Star Power to the Struggle of Frontline Workers
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Film Legend Adds Star Power to the Struggle of Frontline Workers

New York, NY – Legendary Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda never had to endure economic hardship — but this week, at a virtual town hall for essential workers, Fonda made it clear that she stands solidly behind working men and women struggling on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “I’m a person of privilege,” Fonda…

Does the HEROES Act Deliver for Working People?
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Does the HEROES Act Deliver for Working People?

New York, NY – While the HEROES Act is being applauded by some for including essential workers left out of previous relief packages, the legislation now wending its way through Congress faces strong opposition, too. For many progressives, the legislation fails to be both cost effective and inclusive for 36 million unemployed workers and those…

A Time for Awareness
Features, Health and Safety, New York

A Time for Awareness

In one of his daily briefings, Governor Cuomo urged New Yorkers to address mental health amidst the Covid crisis. As an advocate, I have been steadily involved with the mental health field. Aside from my day job as a Local 94 Operating Engineer, on top of my interaction with the recovery field and previously as…

800K Undocumented Workers in Peril; Cuomo Urged to Take Action
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800K Undocumented Workers in Peril; Cuomo Urged to Take Action

New York, NY – New York Communities for Change [NYCC] issued a new report today to demand that Governor Andrew Cuomo implement policy measures that would provide immediate economic relief to the state’s 800,000 undocumented workers and individuals during the current pandemic.  Many of the undocumented immigrants worked in some of the hardest hit industries…

Union Representing CUNY Adjuncts Hits the Streets to Protest Mass layoffs, More Austerity Measures for Students and Staff
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Union Representing CUNY Adjuncts Hits the Streets to Protest Mass layoffs, More Austerity Measures for Students and Staff

New York, NY – Now that they’ve been bailed out, the corporate class is wasting no time trying to shove austerity measures down the throats of our “frontline heroes” and “essential workers” studying at the City University of New York [CUNY].   On Monday, May 18, CUNY students and faculty fighting back against efforts to…

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