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Frontline Healthcare Worker Happy to Be Alive After COVID-19 Infection
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Frontline Healthcare Worker Happy to Be Alive After COVID-19 Infection

NEW YORK, N.Y.—When the COVID-19 epidemic hit the city in March, Jazzmin Wilson, a phlebotomist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Washington Heights, volunteered to work on the floor with infected patients, drawing their blood for lab work and doing electrocardiograms. “It was rough,” she says. “People were coding all over. You’d see a patient today, and…

NYC Workforce in the Face of COVID-19: ‘We’re Still At Risk!’
Building Trades, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York, Retail, topslot, Transportation

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…

NY Building Trades Launch Apprenticeship Readiness Collective
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NY Building Trades Launch Apprenticeship Readiness Collective

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York is launching an effort to coordinate the work of four groups that recruit apprentices from the city’s poorer neighborhoods and among women, veterans, and black and Latino residents. The Apprenticeship Readiness Collective, announced Sept. 30, will formally bring those different groups with similar…

Bright Horizons Leaves Students’ Favorite Teachers Out in the Cold
Education, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York, topslot

Bright Horizons Leaves Students’ Favorite Teachers Out in the Cold

NEW YORK, N.Y.—As a group of teachers facing layoffs the next day tried to negotiate better terms with the Bright Horizons chain of child-care centers on Sept. 29, a group of parents, children, and other teachers milled about under a construction scaffold outside on West 23rd Street. A girl in a salmon-colored T-shirt sat in…

How Do We Avoid Another COVID-19 Shutdown And Still Be Safe?
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How Do We Avoid Another COVID-19 Shutdown And Still Be Safe?

New York, NY – With the rise in foreign concerns, Europe is taking the necessary precautions to prevent the devastation from a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Meanwhile, on the domestic front there has been improvement among some states. However, the threat of new infections and future infections are still a concern, especially with local…

Pressure on Bill de Blasio to Give up Mayoral Control of Schools
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Pressure on Bill de Blasio to Give up Mayoral Control of Schools

New York, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic with schemes for hybrid in-person and digital learning, has unintentionally brought back the issue of mayoral control of the city’s school system — a matter the mayor fiercely fought for back in 2017. Prior to de Blasio’s current tenure…

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