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Far-Right Network Plans ‘Mortal Blow’ Against Public-Sector Unions
Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Far-Right Network Plans ‘Mortal Blow’ Against Public-Sector Unions

San Antonio, Tex.—A national network of far-right think tanks has launched a nationwide campaign intended to strike a “mortal blow” against the American left by breaking public-sector unions. “Big government unions are the biggest sources of funding and political muscle for the left,” Tracie Sharp, president and CEO of the State Policy Network, wrote in…

Will Revised Workers’ Comp Guidelines Slash Benefits?
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Will Revised Workers’ Comp Guidelines Slash Benefits?

New York, N.Y.—Under proposed new state workers’ compensation guidelines, if a torn rotator cuff leaves you permanently unable to lift your arm above your shoulder, your award will be reduced from three years worth of benefits to three weeks, says Robert Grey, chair of the Workers Compensation Alliance, a group of about 150 lawyers and…

UFA Celebrates Centennial with Gala
Features, Municipal Government, New York

UFA Celebrates Centennial with Gala

New York, NY – On Tuesday, September 5th, the Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) celebrated its centennial with a gala held at the Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Hundreds turned out for the event, which was marked by a formal sit-down dinner, speeches by top brass, a Marine show, music by the Emerald Society Pipe & Drums,…

Unions Rip Trump Plan to End DACA
Municipal Government, New York

Unions Rip Trump Plan to End DACA

Washington, DC – —American labor unions reacted angrily to President Donald Trump’s announcement Sept. 5 that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects an estimated 800,000 undocumented immigrants whose parents brought them here as children from deportation. “Ending DACA will increase the pool of vulnerable workers in our country and…

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