Health and Safety

NYC Health Department Closes Two  Schools For Violating Measles Regulations
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

NYC Health Department Closes Two Schools For Violating Measles Regulations

NEW YORK, NY  – The New York City Health Department has announced it has closed two schools in Williamsburg for failing to comply with an Order of the Health Commissioner in response to the current measles outbreak.  UTA of Williamsburg – Yeshiva Torah V’Yirah (590 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, NY 11249) has been closed for failing to provide…

Immigrant Workers in Construction Rising
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Immigrant Workers in Construction Rising

WASHINGTON, DC – Data from the American Community Survey (ACS) indicate native-born workers are leaving the construction industry and being replaced by immigrant workers. The number of Immigrant workers in the US construction industry has been regularly rising. Foreign born workers now account for the highest recorded by the American Community Survey (ACS). According to ACS,…

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Hoffa: Teamsters Applaud House Panel’s Passage Of Pension Reform Measure

WASHINGTON, DC – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa regarding the House Education and Labor Committee approval OF H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, which would ensure the retirements of some 1.5 million Americans who have paid into such plans. “After years of hard work by active and retired Teamsters, it…

NYC Comptroller’s Watch List –  Homelessness and Department of Buildings
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NYC Comptroller’s Watch List – Homelessness and Department of Buildings

NEW YORK, NY –  New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has released agency watch list reports on the Department of Buildings (DOB) and citywide spending on homelessness – two areas where the Comptroller’s office has identified large increases in spending without significant improvements in results. “Transparency matters – it’s the only way we can shine a light…

SEIU Endorses Green New Deal
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SEIU Endorses Green New Deal

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Saying “we only have 12 years to accomplish the massive shifts necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change,” the SEIU’s International Executive Board passed a resolution supporting the Green New Deal June 6. The resolution said it would combine the “urgent action” needed to avert catastrophe with a strong commitment to creating…

Bill to Pre-Empt Local Labor Laws Dies in Texas Legislature
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Bill to Pre-Empt Local Labor Laws Dies in Texas Legislature

AUSTIN, Tex.—A bill to prohibit local governments from enacting paid sick-leave laws and other labor protections stronger than the state’s died May 27 when it failed to pass the state House before the legislative session ended. The Consistent Employment Regulations Act, sponsored by state Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), would have voided the paid-sick-leave laws enacted…

Airport Contractor Cheats Workers
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Airport Contractor Cheats Workers

BOSTON, MASS.  – Local 32BJ has alleged nonpayment of wages and earned sick time violations against Flight Services & Systems Inc. FSS is an Ohio-based company that provides non-TSA related security, wheelchair assistance, and other services for airlines. As a result of an investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, citations totaling $74,250 in penalties…

Ironworkers Raise $128G for Families of Workers Killed in Crane Collapse
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Ironworkers Raise $128G for Families of Workers Killed in Crane Collapse

SEATTLE, Wash.—The Ironworkers union has raised more than $128,000 in donations for the families of two members killed when a tower crane collapsed in downtown Seattle April 27. The Ironworkers USA Credit Union set up a fund to assist the families of Travis Corbet, 33, a member of Local 29 in Portland, Oregon, and Andrew…

Union Advocates Fight To Expand 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund As Deadline Looms
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Union Advocates Fight To Expand 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund As Deadline Looms

New York, NY – Union members were out in full force on Wednesday near the 9/11 Memorial Park to rally in support of the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, a piece of legislation that would extend financial benefits to survivors and first responders who lived, worked,…

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