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Union Workers Responsible for Maintaining City Schools Never Left the Job; Prepare for What Comes Next
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Union Workers Responsible for Maintaining City Schools Never Left the Job; Prepare for What Comes Next

New York, NY – Teachers, faculty, staff and school leaders at K-to-12 public schools might be prepared to delay in-person classes or even strike if they are forced to come back to educational institutions on Sept. 10, out of COVID-19 safety concerns. But the lockdown has not stopped members of IUOE Local 94 from continuing…

Union Representing CUNY Faculty & Staff Warns Against Resuming Classroom Instruction This Week
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Union Representing CUNY Faculty & Staff Warns Against Resuming Classroom Instruction This Week

New York, NY – The loss of nearly 50 City University of New York [CUNY] employees to the COVID-19 crisis is forcing the union representing faculty and staff, as well as the heads of Hunter College Campus Schools [HCCS], to urge the delay of in-person classes scheduled for Wednesday. The gravely concerned who took part…

NY Teachers Union and Allies: No School Should Open Amidst Pandemic Unless They Meet Special Criteria
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NY Teachers Union and Allies: No School Should Open Amidst Pandemic Unless They Meet Special Criteria

New York, NY – Unions both local and national are supporting the UFT in its stance putting the health of teachers and the students they serve before politics.  UFT President Michael Mulgrew announced this week in a joint press conference with medical experts, elected officials, as well as parent and community representatives, that the more…

Bosses Failing to Protect NY Workers From COVID-19 Could Face New Fines
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Bosses Failing to Protect NY Workers From COVID-19 Could Face New Fines

New York, NY—New York State Senator Michael Gianaris (D, WF) on Wednesday, stood with public and private sector workers to announce a new bill that will set up enforceable standards for workplace safety and carry penalties for employers who violate the standards. (Watch Video Below) Senator Gianaris made the announcement outside Bellevue Hospital as numerous…

APWU’s Western NY Area Local 183 Prez: ‘Everyone Needs to be Vigilant and Respectful of Others’
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APWU’s Western NY Area Local 183 Prez: ‘Everyone Needs to be Vigilant and Respectful of Others’

New York, NY – US Postal Service veteran Lori Cash is president of the American Postal Workers Union – Western New York Area Local 183 and a third-generation postal worker.   “I had family working at the Postal Service and I remember them telling me what a great thing it was to get into. That…

Healthcare Workers Call For Eviction Ban in New York
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Healthcare Workers Call For Eviction Ban in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Saying stable housing is an essential part of preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a coalition of some 50 health-care providers and organizations is calling on the state Legislature to ban evictions for the next year and cancel rent due during the epidemic. “It is a public-health matter,” Assemblymember Karines Reyes (D-Bronx),…

Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Reopen Schools: ‘Doomed from the start?’
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Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Reopen Schools: ‘Doomed from the start?’

New York, NY – In less than a month, teachers and principals are expected back in classrooms now that the infection rate for the coronavirus (COVID-19) has remained at one percent throughout New York State, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in July that students at the city’s more than 700…

Postmaster’s Rationale for Removing Vital Sorting Machines Falls Apart
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Postmaster’s Rationale for Removing Vital Sorting Machines Falls Apart

New York, NY – The US Postal Service under Trump-installed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is asking the American public to believe that removing nearly 700 mail processing machines from plants nationwide is just a “routine” cost-saving measure — and not a brazen attempt to steal the 2020 Presidential Election two months ahead of the vote. …

Returning Workers Still Question Workplace Safety As Pandemic Continues
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Returning Workers Still Question Workplace Safety As Pandemic Continues

New York, NY – Three weeks into Phase 4 of the city’s reopening plan and more workers are making their way back to the job. While many have welcomed the opportunity to return after months of COVID-19 quarantine, they still have questions about the safety guidelines and protocols that their employers should be implementing to…

Nurses in New York Join Nationwide Call for Proper Protections against COVID-19
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Nurses in New York Join Nationwide Call for Proper Protections against COVID-19

NEW YORK, N.Y.—“We need to have proper PPE,” longtime nurse Stephanie McGrath says at a small lunch-hour rally outside the Veterans Administration hospital on East 23rd Street Aug. 5. “The VA supplies are below standards.” The rally was part of a national day of protest organized by National Nurses United, with actions at more than…

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