Health and Safety

NYC to Re-Launch Vision Zero
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

NYC to Re-Launch Vision Zero

New York, NY – The New York City Police Department (NYPD)  is re-launching Vision Zero “Warm Weather Weekends” spring safety campaign. “Springtime weather is no excuse for dangerous driving that puts New Yorkers at risk,” said Mayor de Blasio. “Warm Weather Weekends are targeted enforcement derived from our data-driven Vision Zero campaign that helped make 2018…

NYC Launches Worker Protection Awareness Campaign
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

NYC Launches Worker Protection Awareness Campaign

New York, NY – New York City launches  public awareness campaign to educate New Yorkers about their workplace rights “As the fairest big city in America, NYC is making sure to make significant efforts to back our city’s workers,” said Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives J. Phillip Thompson. “With this new public education campaign, we hope hard-working New Yorkers realize…

State Funded Construction Projects Must Require Living Wage
Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

State Funded Construction Projects Must Require Living Wage

Albany, N.Y.  – The New York State Legislature is considering legislation to ensure the payment of a standard living wage for all state-supported construction projects. “The Legislature has a simple decision to make: do blue-collar workers deserve an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work, or do developers deserve to grow their bottom-lines using our tax dollars?” asked Michael Hellstrom,…

Michigan Nurses Association Munson RNs Ratify First Contract
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Michigan Nurses Association Munson RNs Ratify First Contract

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.— More than 1,000 nurses at Munson Medical Center have voted to ratify their first contract with the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) The nurses led a massive community organizing campaign backed by the American Federation of Teachers. Also in support of unionizing hospital employees were the Traverse City’s mayor and a majority of patients who rely…

Canadian Cannabis Call-Center Workers Vote to Join UFCW
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Canadian Cannabis Call-Center Workers Vote to Join UFCW

TORONTO, Ontario—With legal marijuana stores scheduled to open in Ontario April 1, call-center workers at the province’s government-owned pot wholesaler voted unanimously March 12 to join the United Food and Commercial Workers. But Line One Contact Centres, which provides call-center services to the Ontario Cannabis Store, is challenging the results, saying that seven of the…

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