New York

Schools Must be Funded Adequately
Education, Finance, Municipal Government, New York

Schools Must be Funded Adequately

Albany, N.Y. — “The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the vital role that our schools play in our communities. They provide meals, they provide care for the needs of children, they provide mental health services — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. “We traveled the state earlier this year to hear directly from the educators, students, and…

Coronavirus Takes Deadly Toll On NYC’s Frontline Workers
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Coronavirus Takes Deadly Toll On NYC’s Frontline Workers

New York, N.Y.—In a week where the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York City multiplied to more than 33,000, three transit workers, a high-school principal, and a parking-meter collections assistant became the first city employees confirmed to have died from the lung-afflicting virus. Peter Petrassi, 49, a subway conductor who had been working…

Frontline Workers in NYC
Features, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

Frontline Workers in NYC

New York, NY –  New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has released a comprehensive report of New York City’s essential frontline workers helping battle the COVID-19 pandemic. These professionals work in public transit, health care, child care, grocery, pharmacy, sanitation, janitorial, utility, and delivery industries. “As our City faces the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19, frontline workers…

Statement of President Tony Utano on the line of duty death of Conductor Peter Petrassi
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York, Transportation

Statement of President Tony Utano on the line of duty death of Conductor Peter Petrassi

“The death due to the Coronavirus of our brother, Peter Petrassi, is a terrible tragedy. TWU Local 100 feels this loss and mourns with his family. Conductor Petrassi’s passing is a line-of-duty death just as if he had been killed on the job in any number of ways that have struck down transit workers in…

It’s a National War Against COVID-19 and Needs the Federal Government to Take Charge
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

It’s a National War Against COVID-19 and Needs the Federal Government to Take Charge

New York, NY – COVID-19 is causing concerns for doctors and nurses regarding the use and availability of personal protective equipment (PPE).  The threat to physical safety and overwork is causing health care workers symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and distress. As the troops in the front line become ill, thousands of healthcare professionals will…

Mutual Aid Networks: Solidarity in Action…
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Mutual Aid Networks: Solidarity in Action…

New York, NY – Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx, Jackson Heights) recently held a teleconference with longtime activist and organizer Mariame Kaba to highlight the importance of having a Mutual Aid Network [MAN] during emergencies, like the spread of the coronavirus.  “This moment is really revealing who the frontline workers are in our society,” Ocasio-Cortez said….

Meet Laurent Laor and Viveka Health…
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Meet Laurent Laor and Viveka Health…

New York, NY – Laurent Laor MSc MBA, AHFI, is an author, speaker and founder of Viveka Health, a company whose mission is “to drive value in healthcare through automation and intelligence.” By eliminating fraud, waste, abuse and errors, Viveka’s technologies reduces benefit fund healthcare expenses by up to 20-percent. Their solutions for member eligibility,…

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