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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…

LaborPress Q&A with Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants President
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LaborPress Q&A with Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants President

New York, NY – Flight attendants are on the front lines during the coronavirus crisis. LaborPress sat down with Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants – CWA, AFL-CIO, to learn more about what they are dealing with – and what the union is doing to help. LP: What are some major…

West Coast App Drivers Take to the Streets to Confront Uber and Lyft’s Assault on Worker Protections
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West Coast App Drivers Take to the Streets to Confront Uber and Lyft’s Assault on Worker Protections

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Uber and Lyft’s refusal to accept the new California law intended to define their drivers as employees has had one harsh consequence. Many who lost income or have been unable to work because of the COVID-19 virus epidemic have also been unable to get unemployment benefits. “We can’t apply for unemployment because we’re…

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…

As Pandemic Continues, Unions Urge End to Ban on Electronic Representation Voting
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As Pandemic Continues, Unions Urge End to Ban on Electronic Representation Voting

WASHINGTON—With in-person voting hampered by social distancing, a group of 14 major labor unions is urging Congress to direct the National Labor Relations Board [NLRB] to develop procedures for electronic voting in union-representation elections, which is currently prohibited. “During the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever that workers have the right to form unions…

Amazon Has Failed to Provide a Safe Work Environment
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Amazon Has Failed to Provide a Safe Work Environment

Statement from RWDSU President Stuart Applebaum On Amazon Workers Death New York, NY – On May 4, 2020, a worker at Amazon’s JFK8 facility in Staten Island, New York died of COVID-19. Amazon warehouse workers across the country have been protesting since March the company’s lack of safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stuart Appelbaum, President…

Sick Meatpacking Plant Workers With COVID-19 Ignored; Told ‘It’s Just a Cold’
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Sick Meatpacking Plant Workers With COVID-19 Ignored; Told ‘It’s Just a Cold’

GREEN BAY, Wisc.—Meatpacking plants have become one of the nation’s major hot spots for COVID-19 infections in small cities and rural areas. In the last month, hundreds of workers have tested positive for the virus at plants in Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.  “This is a message to my coworkers that we…

Viveka Health Offers Free Mobile App to Relay Critical Information in Real-Time to Furloughed, Laid Off and Remote Workers
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Viveka Health Offers Free Mobile App to Relay Critical Information in Real-Time to Furloughed, Laid Off and Remote Workers

Labor unions, TPAs, and employers responsible for employee benefits, policies and services struggle to meaningfully reach beneficiaries. They should adopt real-time, mobile solutions to communicate and exchange essential data with workers who have been laid-off, furloughed or forced to work remotely. During the Covid-19 crisis Viveka Health is donating its applications to those groups needing…

Food Industry Heroes
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Food Industry Heroes

New York, NY – Those working in a grocery and drug store as well as a meatpacking plant are now on the front line of a dangerous war against COVID-19. These workers are heroes providing critically needed food and pharmaceutical supplies to all of us living in this great country. Employees in the food industry during…

Out of Work, New Yorkers Call for Rent Cancellation on May Day
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Out of Work, New Yorkers Call for Rent Cancellation on May Day

New York, NY – Thousands of Americans took to the streets and the virtual world for the #CancelRent strike on May Day — the international holiday celebrating workers from around the world.  While some workers from the Big Apple from the Housing Justice for All campaign and the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition protested outside…

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