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Exhausted ICU Staffers Expect to Be ‘Slammed’ With New COVID-19 Patients After Lockdown Ends
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Exhausted ICU Staffers Expect to Be ‘Slammed’ With New COVID-19 Patients After Lockdown Ends

New York, NY – A critical care nurse at Stony Brook University Hospital in Suffolk County says that she and her exhausted colleagues expect to be “slammed” with new COVID-19 patients immediately after the state begins to reemerge from lockdown in May or June.  PEF member Amy Pacholk, 41, closes her eyes and can’t help…

‘It’s Surreal, Says NYPD Sergeant On the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Crisis
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‘It’s Surreal, Says NYPD Sergeant On the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Crisis

New York, NY – Sergeant Bill Morrissey, a 20-year NYPD veteran and union delegate, is working on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. LaborPress recently talked with him about the challenges he and the rest of his brothers and sisters are facing on the job. The Bronx-born and Pennsylvania-raised Morrissey has a lot of…

Coronavirus Threat Compounds Chipotle Sick-Leave Policy; NYC Workers Walk Out
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Coronavirus Threat Compounds Chipotle Sick-Leave Policy; NYC Workers Walk Out

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Just after 6 p.m. on March 4, a small cluster of workers emerged from the front door of the Chipotle restaurant on Sixth Avenue and West 21st Street. They converged with a march of about 35 fellow fast-food workers and 32BJ SEIU organizers. “Keep your chips, keep your guac, serving justice we won’t…

Culinary Union Skips Presidential Endorsement After Jeering Medicare 4 All
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Culinary Union Skips Presidential Endorsement After Jeering Medicare 4 All

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—After a week of intense arguments about health care, the 60,000-member Culinary Workers Union, the most politically powerful union in Nevada, decided not to endorse a candidate for President Feb. 13, nine days before the state’s Democratic caucus. “We are going to endorse our goals. We are not going to endorse a presidential…

NYC To Clean Homes Affected By Sewage Backup
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NYC To Clean Homes Affected By Sewage Backup

NEW YORK, NY—New York City will use emergency procurement to hire contractors to clean homes affected by the sewer main blockage in Queens. The Department of Small Business Services is working with Emergency Management on the effort. Cleaning will begin tonight and continue until all homes are clean, while residents file claims with their insurance…

Musicians Demonstrate Against Disney
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Musicians Demonstrate Against Disney

New York, NY – Musicians rallied outside the 92nd Street Y—while Disney CEO Bob Iger talked with Oprah Winfrey inside the building. The musicians were calling on Iger to pay musicians fairly. Musicians have been negotiating a new contract with Disney and other major studios including CBS, MGM, Paramount, NBCUniversal Sony, and Warner Bros for over two years. The…

AFT’s Randi Weingarten Denounces Deportation of Sick Immigrant Children
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AFT’s Randi Weingarten Denounces Deportation of Sick Immigrant Children

New York, NY – Statement of American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten following reports that the Trump administration is unfairly deporting foreign-born children who have been granted special immigration status for medical treatment: The AFT’s Weingarten said: “First, he separated families. Then he threw children in cages without food, water or showers. And now, in…

Lumineer Tool Proves Powerful in Creating Benefit Plan Savings
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Lumineer Tool Proves Powerful in Creating Benefit Plan Savings

Healthcare data can yield a goldmine of savings if you have the right tools. Recently High Line Health used its patented Lumineer tool to identify over $750,000 in potential savings on MRI scans for a customer with 140,000 members. The average savings potential was about $500 per scan. By identifying various radiology payment bundles and…

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