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More NYC Transit Workers Die of Coronavirus As Frontline Personnel Nationwide Continue to Plead For Masks
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More NYC Transit Workers Die of Coronavirus As Frontline Personnel Nationwide Continue to Plead For Masks

New York, NY – As their union scrambles to provide them with enough Personal Protection Equipment [PPE] against the ongoing spread of coronavirus, transit workers continue to pay an increasingly tragic price for their dedication to the City of New York.   This week, Patrick Patoir, a 33-year veteran of the TA’s Car Equipment Department…

Coronavirus Takes Deadly Toll On NYC’s Frontline Workers
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Coronavirus Takes Deadly Toll On NYC’s Frontline Workers

New York, N.Y.—In a week where the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York City multiplied to more than 33,000, three transit workers, a high-school principal, and a parking-meter collections assistant became the first city employees confirmed to have died from the lung-afflicting virus. Peter Petrassi, 49, a subway conductor who had been working…

Statement of President Tony Utano on the line of duty death of Conductor Peter Petrassi
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Statement of President Tony Utano on the line of duty death of Conductor Peter Petrassi

“The death due to the Coronavirus of our brother, Peter Petrassi, is a terrible tragedy. TWU Local 100 feels this loss and mourns with his family. Conductor Petrassi’s passing is a line-of-duty death just as if he had been killed on the job in any number of ways that have struck down transit workers in…

Mutual Aid Networks: Solidarity in Action…
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Mutual Aid Networks: Solidarity in Action…

New York, NY – Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx, Jackson Heights) recently held a teleconference with longtime activist and organizer Mariame Kaba to highlight the importance of having a Mutual Aid Network [MAN] during emergencies, like the spread of the coronavirus.  “This moment is really revealing who the frontline workers are in our society,” Ocasio-Cortez said….

Meet Laurent Laor and Viveka Health…
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Meet Laurent Laor and Viveka Health…

New York, NY – Laurent Laor MSc MBA, AHFI, is an author, speaker and founder of Viveka Health, a company whose mission is “to drive value in healthcare through automation and intelligence.” By eliminating fraud, waste, abuse and errors, Viveka’s technologies reduces benefit fund healthcare expenses by up to 20-percent. Their solutions for member eligibility,…

Unions Praise Senate Democrats for Blocking ‘Corporate Power Grab’
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Unions Praise Senate Democrats for Blocking ‘Corporate Power Grab’

WASHINGTON—Leaders of major U.S. unions praised Senate Democrats for blocking a $1.8 trillion economic-stimulus package Mar. 22, calling it a “corporate power grab” that would have done little to help workers laid off during the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. “This is not a moment for corporate power grabs or crony capitalism,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said…

‘No Bailout Without Bailing Out These Workers!’
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‘No Bailout Without Bailing Out These Workers!’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—With layoffs of airline contract workers expected to surpass 10,000 this week, 32BJ SEIU is demanding that any federal airline bailout include those workers. “We care about three things, 32BJ vice president Rob Hill said on a telephone press conference March 22. “That the workers get paid and have sick days and health…

Heads of NYC Unions React to Growing Coronavirus Crisis
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Heads of NYC Unions React to Growing Coronavirus Crisis

New York, NY – As workers from various professional backgrounds throughout New York City try to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, union leaders are stepping up to do whatever they can to protect them and stay abreast of their needs — despite the federal government’s initial response to the crisis.  “I don’t think Mayor…

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