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One Year Ago
Health and Safety

One Year Ago

October 29, 2013 By John P. Gulino One year ago we witnessed unprecedented devestation across Staten Island when Hurricane Sandy ravaged our shores and changed our lives forever. We lost neighbors, family members and saw entire homes washed away by a force of nature. The haunting images of our community in the aftermath of that…

New Franchises to Clean Up Trashy ‘Wild West?’
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New Franchises to Clean Up Trashy ‘Wild West?’

October 8, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Poorly paid private sector waste and recycling collectors throughout the five borough have some of the dirtiest and demanding jobs out there, but a newly-launched effort to transform the way the Big Apple deals with commercial trash pick ups could soon help change all that. Watch…

The Affordable Health Care Act and Unions
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The Affordable Health Care Act and Unions

October 1, 2013 By Neal Tepel The AFL-CIO resolution regarding the Affordable Health Care Act passed at the September 2013 convention this past September put the Obama administration on notice that issues and concerns with the legislation must be addressed soon. Several unions at the convention said the Obama administration's interpretation of the Affordable Health…

ARAMARK Leaves Workers in Dark
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ARAMARK Leaves Workers in Dark

September 23, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Gilbert Pottinger and Christine Edwards both worked for Aramark as cafeteria workers for over 20 years before the company evacuated 55 Water Street abruptly. Now that they’re unemployed cafeteria workers, they’re worried about how they’re going to eat.  Watch Video

Washington State Labor Council Complaining About Obamacare
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Washington State Labor Council Complaining About Obamacare

September 20, 2013 By Diane Cohen The Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) supported President Obama for re-election. But after the victory WSLC joined many other labor leaders in publically complaining about Obamacare's effect on labor-supported multi-employer health plans. Last week, the AFL-CIO, of which the WSLC is a part, passed a resolution calling for changes…

Are you Craving Movement?
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Are you Craving Movement?

September 17, 2013 By Kerri Winans Kaley Stress, hard work and lots of thinking create tension in the body, which can lead to chronic aches, tightness and constipation. Many people try and alleviate these symptoms with alcohol and sugar, which are actually counterproductive and sedate the body. Exercise is an ideal way of releasing a…

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