New York

Frontline Healthcare Worker Happy to Be Alive After COVID-19 Infection
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Frontline Healthcare Worker Happy to Be Alive After COVID-19 Infection

NEW YORK, N.Y.—When the COVID-19 epidemic hit the city in March, Jazzmin Wilson, a phlebotomist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Washington Heights, volunteered to work on the floor with infected patients, drawing their blood for lab work and doing electrocardiograms. “It was rough,” she says. “People were coding all over. You’d see a patient today, and…

NYC Workforce in the Face of COVID-19: ‘We’re Still At Risk!’
Building Trades, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York, Retail, topslot, Transportation

NYC Workforce in the Face of COVID-19: ‘We’re Still At Risk!’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—New York State should enact a law giving workers a voice in setting contagious-disease safety standards for their industries, several city unions urged at a rally in Greenwich Village Oct. 7. “Who are the experts when it comes to safety in the workplace? The workers,” Teamsters Joint Council 16 President George Miranda told…

NY Building Trades Launch Apprenticeship Readiness Collective
Building Trades, New York, topslot

NY Building Trades Launch Apprenticeship Readiness Collective

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York is launching an effort to coordinate the work of four groups that recruit apprentices from the city’s poorer neighborhoods and among women, veterans, and black and Latino residents. The Apprenticeship Readiness Collective, announced Sept. 30, will formally bring those different groups with similar…

The Boom in CBD Products and the Potential Problems for Drug Tested Employees
Features, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

The Boom in CBD Products and the Potential Problems for Drug Tested Employees

New York, NY​ – On any given day the typical American will see multiple signs, ads, and Internet postings about cannabidiol, or its better-known name; CBD.  CBD is derived from cannabis, which can be found in both marijuana and hemp.  Unlike the other substance derived from cannabis; THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it can’t…

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