Health and Safety

NY Unions Push for State ‘Medicare for All’ System

April 18, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - As President Donald Trump mulls ways to sabotage Obamacare after the House Republicans’ failure to repeal it last month, New York State may be inching closer to having universal health care.

Dangers of Silica Dust 

April 14, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY –  “The federal safety standard limiting worker exposure to silica dust has been decades in the making,” said Jessica Martinez, co-executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH).

Union Charges Minneapolis Hospital’s Layoffs Were Discriminatory

April 13, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Minneapolis, MN - The union representing workers at Hennepin County Medical Center filed a lawsuit Apr. 5 seeking a temporary injunction to reverse the Minneapolis hospital’s decision to lay off or demote 200 workers.

CWA Local 1122-Represented Visiting Nurses Association Workers In Western New York…

April 12, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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Williamsville, NY -  Delivering on their Members’ request to “hold the line” on the cost of their health care benefits, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1122 announced today (Tuesday, April 11th) that Unionized Caregivers employed by the Visiting Nurses Association of Western New York (VNA) have “overwhelmingly ratified” a new three-year contract.

AFGE Terms Trump Climate Policy ‘More Toxins Spewed’

April 11, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The union representing Environmental Protection Agency workers called President Donald Trump’s environmental policies “a continued assault on the country’s top-line of defense for community health.”

More Than $52,000 Raised By Organized Labor From Across Western New York To Benefit The 55th Annual Variety Kids Telethon

April 8, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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Buffalo, NY -  The 55th Annual Variety Kids Telethon raised more than $1.02 million over the weekend - with Organized Labor from across Western New York accounting for $52,000, the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) announced.

Health Panel Convenes at Labor Appreciation Day Event

April 7, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – On Thursday, April 4th, LaborPress and AM970 The Answer partnered on a Labor Appreciation Day special event, presenting panels on vital labor topics ranging from worker safety to education to the politics of labor.

Firefighters 100-Year Anniversary 

April 7, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -   Firefighters Association (UFA) kicked off its 100-year anniversary by laying a wreath to honor all firefighters and fire officers who have died in the line of duty since the union’s inception.  Over the last 100 years, more than 1,100 firefighters and fire officers have lost their lives while serving the city.!-

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