Municipal Government

Exhausted ICU Staffers Expect to Be ‘Slammed’ With New COVID-19 Patients After Lockdown Ends
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Exhausted ICU Staffers Expect to Be ‘Slammed’ With New COVID-19 Patients After Lockdown Ends

New York, NY – A critical care nurse at Stony Brook University Hospital in Suffolk County says that she and her exhausted colleagues expect to be “slammed” with new COVID-19 patients immediately after the state begins to reemerge from lockdown in May or June.  PEF member Amy Pacholk, 41, closes her eyes and can’t help…

Workers Cheated Out Of Pay Are Returned Wages By NYC Comptroller
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Workers Cheated Out Of Pay Are Returned Wages By NYC Comptroller

New York, NY – New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today announced an initiative to return over $2.5 million in unclaimed prevailing wages to workers cheated out of their pay by contractors on City-funded projects.  The Comptroller’s Bureau of Labor Law enforces prevailing wage and benefit rates for construction and building service workers employed by…

‘They Appreciate Us’: Downtown Bus Driver On Giving Lifts To People Who Need Them Most
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‘They Appreciate Us’: Downtown Bus Driver On Giving Lifts To People Who Need Them Most

For the past six months, Carlisle Gibson has commuted from his home in Pennsylvania to his job driving the Downtown Alliance’s Downtown Connection bus around Lower Manhattan. A few weeks ago, Gibson finally made the leap and rented a place in Brooklyn, but hasn’t been able to settle in yet because, as he put it, “the whole…

Hospital Gowns Produced in NYC
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Hospital Gowns Produced in NYC

New York, NY —  New York City has developed a public-private partnership with the White House, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and Owens-Minor (OW), a healthcare logistics company, to provide New York City with one million square yards of American-made medical gown fabric. This supply will allow local New York City manufacturers to produce up…

‘It’s Surreal, Says NYPD Sergeant On the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Crisis
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‘It’s Surreal, Says NYPD Sergeant On the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Crisis

New York, NY – Sergeant Bill Morrissey, a 20-year NYPD veteran and union delegate, is working on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. LaborPress recently talked with him about the challenges he and the rest of his brothers and sisters are facing on the job. The Bronx-born and Pennsylvania-raised Morrissey has a lot of…

Elective Outpatient Treatment Can Resume In Some NYS Countries
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Elective Outpatient Treatment Can Resume In Some NYS Countries

Albany, NY – Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced elective outpatient treatments can resume in counties and hospitals without significant risk of COVID-19. Restrictions on elective surgery will remain in place in Bronx, Queens, Rockland, Nassau, Clinton, Yates, Westchester, Albany, Richmond, Schuyler, Kings, Suffolk, New York, Dutchess, Sullivan, Ulster, Erie,…

PEF Relief Fund
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PEF Relief Fund

Dear Friend: We are living in unprecedented times. PEF healthcare professionals need your help! Our 15,000+ nurses and healthcare professionals, many on the front line fighting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, are putting their lives and the safety of their families at risk. To help protect our members, PEF has been providing hotel rooms…

MTA Announces COVID-19 Testing for Transit Workers: Why Did it Take So Long?
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MTA Announces COVID-19 Testing for Transit Workers: Why Did it Take So Long?

New York, NY – On Wednesday, April 15th, the MTA announced that it will be partnering with Northwell Health to provide priority testing to transit workers who have COVID-19 symptoms. About 50 tests per day, or 350 per week will be administered. This is similar to the partnership the organization has with the NYPD and…

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