Tag: FDNY

Mayor de Blasio Earns Jeers as 400 EMTs, Paramedics and Fire Inspectors Face the Chopping Block
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, topslot

Mayor de Blasio Earns Jeers as 400 EMTs, Paramedics and Fire Inspectors Face the Chopping Block

New York, NY – In a little over six weeks, 10-percent of FDNY-EMT workers face the possibility of getting a pink slip on Oct. 1 because of a $38 million budget cut to the FDNY, according to President Oren Barzilay of the Uniformed EMTs, Paramedics & Fire Inspectors – FDNY Local 2507 AFSCME, AFL-CIO. As…

17 Years Later, WTC Health Crisis Deepens
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

17 Years Later, WTC Health Crisis Deepens

Editor’s Note: The following report comes via WBGO.org To hear Bob Hennelly’s investigative piece, click here. It has been seventeen years since the September 11th attack and from all outward signs it appears that lower Manhattan, the physical place, has fully rebounded and that history has moved on. But thousands of 9-11 first responders and survivors are…

This Week’s Buzz: #CountMeIn; More on the Spectrum Strike; FDNY Deaths, and Airport Raises
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This Week’s Buzz: #CountMeIn; More on the Spectrum Strike; FDNY Deaths, and Airport Raises

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we’re talking about the #CountMeIn movement with Campaign Director Michael Hellstrom and the the fight against so-called “open shop” development in NYC; United Firefighters Association President Gerard Fitzgerald joins us to discuss the latest tragic deaths to hit the FDNY, as well as the problems of trying to…

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