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Coping with COVID’s Impact on Worker Health & Well-being
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Coping with COVID’s Impact on Worker Health & Well-being

New York, NY – With an obvious focus on both our political and financial futures, jobless concerns and unemployment worries are an impending threat to the working world. There is no concrete evidence of a Covid vaccine which would allow schools and businesses to fully reopen. And unfortunately, local spikes of Covid infections have caused…

Unions Go to Court Over Trump’s Failure to Provide COVID Protection for Frontline Workers
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Unions Go to Court Over Trump’s Failure to Provide COVID Protection for Frontline Workers

New York, NY – Labor unions and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday, October 8, against the federal government over its failure to provide adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to essential workers. The unions include the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Transport Workers Union (TWU), AFL-CIO, AFT, SEIU, Association of Flight Attendants, CWA, United Food…

Airline Contractors Axed Thousands of Workers While Federal Payroll Aid Was On Way
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Airline Contractors Axed Thousands of Workers While Federal Payroll Aid Was On Way

WASHINGTON—Fifteen airline contractors that received more than $1 billion in federal aid intended to “preserve aviation jobs” laid off more than 16,000 workers while their applications for the money were pending, according to a report released Oct. 9 by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. The companies, which provide services such as handling…

Meet Michael Fina – Radius Bank’s Top Union Advocate
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Meet Michael Fina – Radius Bank’s Top Union Advocate

New York, NY — Have you seen this person? If you have attended a labor event over the past few years in New York or New Jersey chances are you have. Meet Michael Fina, the Regional Sales & Relationship Executive from Radius Bank [www.radiusbank.com].     Michael’s energy, dedication and support within the labor market is commendable — as…

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

Gagging on the Gig Economy: Labor Dept. Fast-Tracks Rule Widening Independent-Contractor Status
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Gagging on the Gig Economy: Labor Dept. Fast-Tracks Rule Widening Independent-Contractor Status

WASHINGTON—The Labor Department has proposed a rule intended to make it easier for employers to classify workers as independent contractors—and is fast-tracking it so it could be finalized before the next President takes office. The proposed rule, announced Sept. 22, would widen when workers can be considered an independent contractor instead of an employee. Independent…

COVID Crisis and the Toll on Our Mental Health
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COVID Crisis and the Toll on Our Mental Health

New York, NY​ – Although plans for a Coronavirus vaccine are still unclear as we move into the cooler months of autumn, some of our city’s prior mental health initiatives have given way to Covid updates and stories about infections. Before the outbreak, companies were rapidly spending more for the mental health of their employees….

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