Health and Safety

Fate Of The WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center Is In Passage Of NYS Budget…

March 26, 2017  
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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West Seneca, NY -  After years of fighting to stop New York State from merging the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center (WNYCPC) into the Adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center, its fate seems to be in the passage of the State Budget, which includes bills from both the Assembly and Senate that will keep the WNYCPC in West Seneca.

De Blasio Signs Package Of Legislation Increasing Accessibility In City Facilities

March 25, 2017 
By Dr. Leonard H. Golubchick

New York, NY -  On March 21st, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed 14 pieces of legislation. Intros. 1161-A in relation to requiring DOHMH report annually on immunization rates of New Yorkers for Human Papillomavirus; Intro.

Health-Care Unions Picket Pro-Trumpcare Pol on Eve of Vote

March 24, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - It was supposed to be a $500-a-plate dinner, but the protesters got the food. Rep. Lee Zeldin had scheduled the fundraiser for Mar. 23 at the Hunt and Fish Club restaurant on West 44th Street near Times Square. A group of 50 to 75 people picketed outside denouncing the Suffolk County Republican’s support for “Trumpcare,” the American Health Care Act, which would repeal the health-insurance subsidies of Obamacare and drastically slash Medicaid.

Undermining Federal Employees

March 24, 2017 
By AFLCIO President Richard Trumka

Washington DC - All attention in Congress right now is focused on the awful health care plan put forward by extremist Republicans. But Congress also is moving fast to pass three bills that would take away the rights of working people in the federal government to have a collective voice on the job.

AFL-CIO Launches Good Jobs Campaign

March 22, 2017 
BY Stephanie West, LaborPress USA

Washington, DC -  The AFL-CIO  has launched a national good jobs campaign to call out corporations that ship jobs overseas. These companies that send American jobs overseas are not considering the importance of investing in the USA including our schools, transportation, energy and communications systems.

The WNY Council On Occupational Safety & Health Joins Nationwide Campaign To Advance Workplace Safety Agenda Action

March 22, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Buffalo, NY - The Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health (WNYCOSH), a Buffalo-headquartered organization that advocates for Worker Safety across the Western New York Region, has joined a nationwide campaign to advance a Workplace Safety Agenda Action.

NYC Combats Opioid Epidemic 

March 20, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - New York City has launched HealingNYC, a new, comprehensive effort to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 35 percent over the next 5 years. In 2016, more than 1,000 people in New York City died in a drug overdose which involved an opioid, the highest year on record.

Brown Signs Calif. Workers Contracts, But Raises Will Wait

March 20, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Sacramento, CA - Gov. Jerry Brown on Mar. 15 signed contracts with five unions that represent about 126,000 state workers—but many will have to wait at least until May to get the raises and bonuses agreed to in the pacts.

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