Health and Safety

Unions Rip Senate’s Obamacare-Repeal Move

July 26, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

Washington, DC - Several American labor unions reacted angrily to the Senate’s vote July 25 to take yet another crack at dismantling Obamacare. AFSCME President Lee Saunders called the vote “morally indefensible,” while Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers said it was “cruel and heartless.”

Faso - Collins Amendment Hurts New Yorkers

July 26,  2017
By Governor Andrew M Cuomo

"Washington, DC - Republicans are still trying to pass a bad health care bill that includes the reckless legislation proposed by Faso and Collins.

1199SEIU Endorses Donovan Richards for Council

July 22, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -- Council Member Donovan Richards has been endorsed by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, on his re-election campaign representing the 31st Council District in Queens.

New York Legislation Passes to Provide Sick Leave to 9/11 First Responders Statewide

July 20, 2017 
By Michael Barasch

New York first responders earned a major victory in Albany recently when state lawmakers passed a bill granting unlimited sick leave to all New York State and municipal employees who fall ill after serving at the World Trade Center site following September 11th.

Health-Care Unions Urge Hospital to Boycott Waldner’s

July 20, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Members of New York’s two largest health-care unions joined the Teamsters in a rally July 18 at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, demanding that the hospital stops buying furniture from Waldner’s Business Environments until it takes back the 40-odd workers it locked out on July 1 and gives them a fair contract.

New York State AFL-CIO Launches Campaign Against Republican Health Care Bill

July 20, 2017  
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – The New York State AFL-CIO, a federation of 3,000 affiliated public sector, private sector, and building trades unions, which represents 2.5 million members, retirees, and their families, is working to mobilize all of them against the Senate Republican Health Care Bill.

Laborpress – GVS Shines With Perfect Vision On Trendsetting Designer Collection

July 19, 2017 
By David Liu

Vision plans have traditionally revolved around tight pricing structures that offer outdated frame options, leaving consumers to pay more out-of-pocket for newer more fashionable models.

The ‘Save Our WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center’ …

July 18, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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West Seneca, NY - The attorney representing the Save Our Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center has obtained a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) from a State Supreme Court Judge to stop the State’s plan to merge the children’s West Seneca facility into the adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center, a spokesman for the group tells

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