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NYS DOL Educates Immigrant Workers of Rights on the Job

October 1, 2012
By Rory Lancman

In September, the New York State Department of Labor organized the second "Immigrants Connect Weekend" in seventeen locations throughout the state. Originating as a joint initiative of the Subcommittee on Workplace Safety and the Department of Labor, the event brought together government agencies, local elected officials and local community-based organizations to provide useful information for immigrant workers.

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Workers Know to Stay Safe Amid Dangerous Hurricane Conditions

October 24, 2011
Assemblyman Rory Lancman Chair, Subcommittee on Workplace Safety

Workplace safety challenges are a day-to-day reality for workers in the power and electrical industry, and in the wake of Hurricane Irene, these safety risks were dramatically magnified.Downed power lines, exposed energized wires, unstable utility poles, electrical back-feed from ungrounded wires and falling tree limbs were only some of the dangerous conditions encountered by power-line workers tasked with hurricane relief efforts.

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Lancman Calls for Additional Infrastructure Funding

 

April 30, 2012
Around Town - By Neal Tepel

Lancman called on Congress to pass the President’s infrastructure bank proposal, which would use $10 billion in federal money to spur private investment on road projects. Under the plan, federal loans would cover no more than 50% of the cost and would lead to $100-200 billion in private spending on infrastructure projects.

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United We Stand

October 17, 2011
Assemblyman Rory Lancman Chair, Subcommittee on Workplace Safety

Ten years have passed since the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, and we remember the first responders who heroically sacrificed their lives to save victims of the attacks and the thousands of workers who contributed to the rescue and recuperation efforts at Ground Zero.

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Preventing Attacks on Transit Workers

January 18, 2011

Last month in Marine Park, four teens were arrested for threatening a Brooklyn bus driver. The teens allegedly boarded the B82 bus through the back door to evade paying a fare, and after the bus operator asked them to board through the front, the teens threatened to shoot the driver. Thankfully these threats did not end in tragedy, but this story underscores the fact that transportation workers are constantly subjected to a high risk of injury and illness on the job.

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New York Hotel Workers -  We are With You

June 14, 2011
Assemblyman Rory Lancman, Chair, Subcommittee on Workplace Safety


The recent alleged sexual assaults against hotel housekeepers by International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Egyptian businessman Mahmoud Abdel-Salem Omar have drawn increased attention to a serious safety problem for workers in hotel services.

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The Subcommittee Confronts Young Workers’ Safety

December 2, 2011
By Assemblyman Rory Lancman Chair, Subcommittee on Workplace Safety

The Subcommittee on Workplace Safety recently investigated a critical issue facing young workers: their occupational safety and health.  A memo issued by the Subcommittee last month indicated that young workers face a high rate of workplace injury and illness as compared with adult workers.

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Immigrant Worker's Rights Awareness Weekend

May 11, 2011

Assemblyman, Rory Lancman, 
Chair of the Subcommittee on Workplace Safety

This week marks the first annual “New York State Immigrant Workers’ Rights Awareness Weekend” sponsored by the Assembly Subcommittee on Workplace Safety, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Labor, Bureau of Immigrant Workers’ Rights (DoL).

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