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MagnaCare Chief Medical Officer Talks Restarting NY’s Economy; Anti-body Testing
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MagnaCare Chief Medical Officer Talks Restarting NY’s Economy; Anti-body Testing

New York, NY — The push to reopen the state’s economy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is on, and over the next several weeks, the state intends to open up segment by segment, region by region. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, “New York will reopen on a regional basis as each region meets the…

Sheet Metal Apprentice Stays on the Job During the Pandemic Helping to Strengthen Area Hospitals
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Sheet Metal Apprentice Stays on the Job During the Pandemic Helping to Strengthen Area Hospitals

New York, NY – Amanda Filpo is on the verge of completing her five-year apprenticeship as a Local 28 Sheet Metal worker — and she’s earned it.  Filpo graduated from the Nontraditional Employment for Women [NEW] Building Trades program nearly seven years ago, and will be becoming a mechanic in August.  She continues working 10-…

NYC Carpenters Put 1,000 Bags of Groceries into the Hands of Families Struggling During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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NYC Carpenters Put 1,000 Bags of Groceries into the Hands of Families Struggling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

New York, NY – The NYC & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters [NYCDCC] recently partnered with Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens to donate 1,000 bags of groceries and food vouchers to more than 1,500 families in need in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Approximately, 20 members of the union — all of them proud Brooklynites — volunteered…

Creating the Process for a New Norm
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Creating the Process for a New Norm

Weekday mornings usually consist of rush hour traffic and crowds of people climbing on and off buses and trains. The subways are usually packed, and the sidewalks are filled with pedestrians that weave their way through the crowds to make it to work on time. Most mornings begin with a cup of coffee and a…

Two Worldwide Pandemics Can’t Stop Retired UFT Educator as She Celebrates her 100th!
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Two Worldwide Pandemics Can’t Stop Retired UFT Educator as She Celebrates her 100th!

Queens, NY – New York is toasting a retired public school teacher who, at 100 years old, has lived through two global pandemics. United Federation of Teachers [UFT] member Luisa Ceci Jacobson celebrated her centennial on May 10, with friends and family forming a cavalcade of cars honking horns and cheering the Italian emigre outside…

IBEW Local 3 Apprentice Returns to Work After Monthlong Furlough
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IBEW Local 3 Apprentice Returns to Work After Monthlong Furlough

New York, NY – Elsie Ingabire had steady work after graduating from NEW’s [Nontraditional Employment for Women] Building Trades program. But then the COVID–19 pandemic hit town. Ingabire left her construction job at Rockefeller Center on a Friday evening in early March, when she got a call from a supervisor telling her she was being…

Unions Share Groceries With Non-Union Brothers & Sisters in Construction
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Unions Share Groceries With Non-Union Brothers & Sisters in Construction

New York, NY – Day laborers in Queens, the borough hardest hit by COVID-19, are out of work, but they are not being forgotten. Brothers and sisters from Laborers Local 79 and the New Immigrant Community Empowerment group [NICE], along with Councilman Francisco Moya (D-Corona) recently teamed up to deliver vital groceries to families in…

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