Municipal Government

IBEW Union Turns Moonshine into Hand Sanitizer
Features, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, National

IBEW Union Turns Moonshine into Hand Sanitizer

Gulfport Mississippi –  Hand sanitizer was needed to keep both those on the job and their families safe. IBEW Local 903 in Gulfport Mississippi developed a plan to acquire a generous supply. Local 903 Business Manager Brian McMurry and his IBEW local’s executive board  bought eight 5-gallon buckets from a local whiskey and moonshine distillery. The company had recently switched its…

School Bus Companies on the Brink; 16K Drivers Out of Work
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School Bus Companies on the Brink; 16K Drivers Out of Work

New York, NY – School bus companies in New York City and Long Island are on the brink of collapse after some school districts in both areas refused to fulfill their commitments to honor contracts last week. Fulfilling the contracts would have paid drivers through June after the COVID-19 pandemic led to a statewide shutdown…

We Must Support Our Workers
Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

We Must Support Our Workers

Suffolk County, NY – As a social worker, victim’s rights lawyer, and now as a candidate for NY State Senate in District 1 in Suffolk County, I have devoted my life’s work towards doing the right thing and seeking justice for those who have been the victim of a horrible crime.  As the COVID-19 pandemic…

Covid-19 and Hospital Inequality; Why It’s Getting Worse, and How to Fix It
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Covid-19 and Hospital Inequality; Why It’s Getting Worse, and How to Fix It

New York, NY – The Covid-19 pandemic is hitting the underfinanced hospitals serving thousands of poor and working-class New Yorkers the hardest. The emergency federal funds for hospitals haven’t corrected their inequitable status vis a vis far better-off private hospitals, and have even reinforced it. Now it’s up to State and City policymakers to straighten…

Labor Unions Blast Trump Administration for Skirting CARES Act Payroll Requirements
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Labor Unions Blast Trump Administration for Skirting CARES Act Payroll Requirements

Washington, DC – Seven leading labor unions, representing millions of working people across the country, have blasted the Trump Administration for skirting payroll requirements in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act at the expense of working families.  In letters to Senators Chuck Schumer and Sherrod Brown and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Communications Workers…

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