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City Council Bills Could Be a Boon For Struggling Security Guards Working at NYC Shelters
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City Council Bills Could Be a Boon For Struggling Security Guards Working at NYC Shelters

New York, NY – Council Members Francisco Moya (D-Corona) and Diana Ayala (D-East Harlem, Bronx) have introduced two new bills aimed at uplifting struggling security officers working long hours at privately run, but city-funded homeless shelters. These shelter security officers often work in risky environments, are highly susceptible to COVID-19 infections and suffer from improper…

Airline Contractor Flouting NYC Sick Leave Protections to Pay Workers Over $150,000 in Restitution
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Airline Contractor Flouting NYC Sick Leave Protections to Pay Workers Over $150,000 in Restitution

New York, NY – Months of collective action have paid off for local airport workers cheated out sick leave during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. This week, Eulen America, the airline contractor providing American Airlines with customer service representatives, baggage handlers, cargo agents and wheelchair agents, finally decided to settle a lawsuit involving more than 400…

NYC Public Advocate: Black and Brown Cops are Wary of Police Brutality, too
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NYC Public Advocate: Black and Brown Cops are Wary of Police Brutality, too

Brooklyn, NY – This week, one of the largest and most influential labor unions in this city said police brutality fears are making many of its Black and Brown members afraid to go to work. On Friday morning, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams revealed that officers within the NYPD have expressed those very same fears.  The…

Luxury-Building Workers Strike for Facemasks and a Union
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Luxury-Building Workers Strike for Facemasks and a Union

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Building-service workers at two luxury buildings in Manhattan and five in New Jersey staged a one-day strike Apr. 16, charging that their employer, the Planned Companies building-services contractor, had illegally tried to block them from joining a union and failed to provide them with proper protective equipment during the COVID-19 epidemic. “Things got…

Chipotle Gives Sick Workers the Runaround During Global COVID-19 Pandemic
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Chipotle Gives Sick Workers the Runaround During Global COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant chain promised last month that it would give employees “directly affected” by the COVID-19 coronavirus two weeks paid sick leave—but workers at several Manhattan outlets say they were told to take unpaid leave. Miguel Amigon, a father of four who works in a Chipotle near Battery Park, said…

Clogged Air Filters Raise Coronavirus Alarm at 30 Wall Street
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Clogged Air Filters Raise Coronavirus Alarm at 30 Wall Street

New York, NY – A specialist in HVAC [Heating, Ventilation and AirConditioning] systems is raising the alarm about the lack of replacement air filters at 30 Wall Street – a glaring violation that he says is creating dangerous conditions for workers and tenants in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. Tauris McBride, owner of Tauris…

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