Health and Safety

NYC Providing Aid to Puerto Rico
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, New York

NYC Providing Aid to Puerto Rico

NEW YORK, NY —A public-private partnership has provided over $1.5 million worth of supplies ­– including clothing, bedding and other home goods – to residents displaced by Hurricane Maria, which struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, over $200,000 has been pledged from New Yorkers through the Mayor’s Fund website and voluntary payroll donations…

Workers’ Must Be Protected from Deadly Silica Dust
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, National

Workers’ Must Be Protected from Deadly Silica Dust

Washington DC – “The U.S Court of Appeals has upheld OSHA’s finding – based on extensive research and expert testimony – that silica dust is significant risk to workers’ health. The silica standard remains in effect, with feasible, affordable requirements to reduce dust in the workplace and protect workers from silicosis and other potentially life-threatening…

Paid Family Leave Policy in NYC
Features, Health and Safety, New York

Paid Family Leave Policy in NYC

Albany, NY – New York State has launched one of the nation’s most comprehensive Paid Family Leave policy in the nation. Starting January 1, 2018, New Yorkers will have job-protected paid time off to bond with a new child, care for a loved one with a serious health condition or help relieve family pressures when a…

Here It Now: Voices of Maimonides Workers; CUNY Faculty; More!
Blue Collar Buzz, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Multimedia, Municipal Government, National

Here It Now: Voices of Maimonides Workers; CUNY Faculty; More!

This week, Blue Collar Buzz brings you voices of workers fighting to keep their jobs at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, following the administration’s decision to axe more than 100 staffers before Christmas. We also bring you PSC-CUNY faculty & staff on the front lines of their renewed battle for a fair contract. We’ve also got…

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