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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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Walk all night for breast cancer – through the city that never sleeps Join The MoonWalk NYC, sponsored by Empire BlueCross BlueShield

March 22, 2013
 Tom Canty, Vice President and General Manager, Empire BlueCross BlueShield Government, Labor and Special Accounts One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and New Yorkers have the opportunity to step out in force and visibly demonstrate their commitment to raising the funds needed to help wipe out…

Nurses Stage ‘Showstopper’ to Halt Hospital Closure
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Nurses Stage ‘Showstopper’ to Halt Hospital Closure

March 19, 2013 Marc Bussanich Nurses of the New York State Nurses Association took to the streets in front of Bankruptcy Court in Brooklyn on Moday to perform street theatre to protest the closing of Interfaith Medical Center. The hospital, which serves primarily low-income and minority communities in Bedford Stuyvesant, filed for bankruptcy in December. Nurses and…

Early Detection and Awareness is the Key to Prevention
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Early Detection and Awareness is the Key to Prevention

March 12, 2013 By Marilyn Martinucci, CEO and President of Heartscan Services Heart disease and Stroke are preventable diseases yet, each year close to 1.4 million people in the US experience a heart attack. More than 2,500 Americans die from heart disease each day and every 20 seconds, a person in the US has a…

Bill Puts ‘Clock’ On Quinn!
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Bill Puts ‘Clock’ On Quinn!

March 8, 2013 Joe Maniscalco                                                                            Advocates of the Paid Sick Leave bill languishing on life support in the New…

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