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I Suggest the Lubricated Puffs…
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I Suggest the Lubricated Puffs…

April 18, 2013 Tom Canty, Vice President and General Manager, Empire BlueCross BlueShield Government, Labor and Special Accounts Spring has sprung and everyone is thrilled. Except allergy sufferers. They’re too busy blowing drippy noses and dabbing at itchy eyes to appreciate the beauties of newly budding begonias and balmy breezes.

Major Victory for SEIU Nurse Alliance in Albany NY
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Major Victory for SEIU Nurse Alliance in Albany NY

April 18, 2013 By Stephanie West Albany, NY – A recent major victory for thousands of Albany nurses means higher quality care for patients. More than 3,277 registered nurses have begun receiving settlement payments averaging $1,730 related to a class-action lawsuit alleging that five local hospitals violated federal antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress nurse…

Miners Fight Peabody’s Stealing of Health Benefits
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Miners Fight Peabody’s Stealing of Health Benefits

April 10, 2013 By Stephanie West Charleston,West Virginia –  Coming from the coalfields of Illinois, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia – Over 7,000 miners and supporters on April 1, 2013, packed into the giant Charleston Civic Center to voice their support for the 23,000 miners and their families who face the loss…

Labor Joins Forces With Local Communities To Fight Diabetes
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Labor Joins Forces With Local Communities To Fight Diabetes

April 10, 2013 By Stephanie West (New York, NY) – The Institute For Leadership and the powerful Business and Labor Coalition of New York (BALCONY) have partnered with local businesses, unions and community organizations in New York State to launch a program aimed at reducing healthcare costs and promoting early diabetes prevention in the workplace.

Immigration Legislation Affects Agriculture Industry
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Immigration Legislation Affects Agriculture Industry

April 9, 2013 By Neal Tepel WASHINGTON DC — Immigration legislation would greatly affect the agriculture industry with a steady stream of legal farmers and growers. Presently this industry relies on workers who are living in the country illegally. To states as California, Georgia and Florida with large agriculture industries, this legislation is critical to…

Quinn Under Fire As Paid Sick Days Pressure Mounts
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Quinn Under Fire As Paid Sick Days Pressure Mounts

March 23, 2013 Joe Maniscalco (New York, NY) Numerous municipalities from coast to coast have already figured out that affording hardworking employees paid sick days is smart – but here in the Big Apple where City Council Speaker and mayoral frontrunner Christine Quinn has blocked similar legislation for the past three years, it is still…

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