Health and Safety

Bright Horizons Leaves Students’ Favorite Teachers Out in the Cold
Education, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York, topslot

Bright Horizons Leaves Students’ Favorite Teachers Out in the Cold

NEW YORK, N.Y.—As a group of teachers facing layoffs the next day tried to negotiate better terms with the Bright Horizons chain of child-care centers on Sept. 29, a group of parents, children, and other teachers milled about under a construction scaffold outside on West 23rd Street. A girl in a salmon-colored T-shirt sat in…

How Do We Avoid Another COVID-19 Shutdown And Still Be Safe?
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How Do We Avoid Another COVID-19 Shutdown And Still Be Safe?

New York, NY – With the rise in foreign concerns, Europe is taking the necessary precautions to prevent the devastation from a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Meanwhile, on the domestic front there has been improvement among some states. However, the threat of new infections and future infections are still a concern, especially with local…

Pressure on Bill de Blasio to Give up Mayoral Control of Schools
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Pressure on Bill de Blasio to Give up Mayoral Control of Schools

New York, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic with schemes for hybrid in-person and digital learning, has unintentionally brought back the issue of mayoral control of the city’s school system — a matter the mayor fiercely fought for back in 2017. Prior to de Blasio’s current tenure…

Planning for the Future in Covid-19 Era
Features, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

Planning for the Future in Covid-19 Era

While rooted firmly in well-established and accepted mathematical theories and formulas, there is always an element of subjectivity when it comes to underwriting claims and future plan projections.  This is the “art” of underwriting and can be an important component of effectively managing your plan.   Having a consultant/broker/actuary (C/B/A) partner that is effective in bringing…

COVID Crisis and the Toll on Our Mental Health
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COVID Crisis and the Toll on Our Mental Health

New York, NY​ – Although plans for a Coronavirus vaccine are still unclear as we move into the cooler months of autumn, some of our city’s prior mental health initiatives have given way to Covid updates and stories about infections. Before the outbreak, companies were rapidly spending more for the mental health of their employees….

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg an Icon
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg an Icon

“Justice Ginsburg is an icon. She leaves behind a legacy as a brilliant, hardworking jurist and a trailblazing feminist; her loss is incalculable. Long before she became notorious, she broke barriers most never even dreamed to approach. Her unfailing sense of justice reminded us of its awesome power, and her unbending sense of duty reminded…

Local 420 President Jeers State’s ‘Reactive’ Posture in the Face of COVID-19
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Local 420 President Jeers State’s ‘Reactive’ Posture in the Face of COVID-19

New York, NY – Carmen Charles is president of the New York City Municipal Hospitals Employees Union, Local 420, DC37, AFSCME. The union represents healthcare workers in NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). She…

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