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Frontline Train Conductor: ‘Reactive’ MTA Should Have Shut the System Down for Two to Four Weeks; Workers Deserve Hazard Pay
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Frontline Train Conductor: ‘Reactive’ MTA Should Have Shut the System Down for Two to Four Weeks; Workers Deserve Hazard Pay

New York, NY – MTA Train Conductor Vincent Clementoni, a member of TWU Local 100, is approaching his seventh year on the job. LaborPress spoke with him to learn about his daily working life and the challenges he faces in the era of coronavirus. Originally from Brooklyn, where he grew up in Park Slope, the…

Supermarket Industry Vet to Shoppers: ‘New York City is Not Yet Out of the Woods’
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Supermarket Industry Vet to Shoppers: ‘New York City is Not Yet Out of the Woods’

New York, NY – Eddie Quezada, an executive board member at Local 338, has experienced many changes over his 32-year career in the supermarket industry — but he never saw anything like the hysteria that took place at the start of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  “There’s been a modernization of the industry in the way…

NEW Grad Builds Fresh Life With the Building Trades
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NEW Grad Builds Fresh Life With the Building Trades

New York, NY – Nani Noverita’s personal story illustrates just how an innovative program and an thriving industry — plus lots of hard work and dedication — can combine to lift someone out of a difficult situation and into a new life.  Noverita, 50, began her inspiring journey eight years ago, when she was accepted…

Detective Dalsh Veve
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Detective Dalsh Veve

By Neal Tepel and Silver Krieger New York, NY – Police Officer Dalsh Veve was nine years into his NYPD career when he would have an experience that would forever change his life and the lives of his family.  It happened on the night of June 3, 2017, in East Flabush, as cops responded to reports of gunfire. According to police, 15-year-old Justin Murrell was sitting behind the wheel of a parked car…

Lifesaving Couple Rescue Neighbor
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Lifesaving Couple Rescue Neighbor

By Silver Krieger New York, NY – This past year, on September 9, Firefighter Chris Magas and his EMT wife Patricia Magas used their combined training in a heroic off-duty action that saved their beloved neighbor’s life. The couple was at home in New Hyde Park around 8 p.m. when the daughter of their neighbor,…