Tag: IUOE Local 94

Coping with COVID’s Impact on Worker Health & Well-being
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Coping with COVID’s Impact on Worker Health & Well-being

New York, NY – With an obvious focus on both our political and financial futures, jobless concerns and unemployment worries are an impending threat to the working world. There is no concrete evidence of a Covid vaccine which would allow schools and businesses to fully reopen. And unfortunately, local spikes of Covid infections have caused…

Low Occupancy or Not, Property Service Workers Remain Vital
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Low Occupancy or Not, Property Service Workers Remain Vital

New York, NY – Current tensions in the workplace are causing concern for the future — and there is reason for the building trades and the maintenance workers who maintain commercial properties to be concerned. The question, in the age of COVID-19, is how workers substantiate the need for their services when commercial occupancy is low?…

How Do We Avoid Another COVID-19 Shutdown And Still Be Safe?
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How Do We Avoid Another COVID-19 Shutdown And Still Be Safe?

New York, NY – With the rise in foreign concerns, Europe is taking the necessary precautions to prevent the devastation from a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Meanwhile, on the domestic front there has been improvement among some states. However, the threat of new infections and future infections are still a concern, especially with local…

Union Workers Responsible for Maintaining City Schools Never Left the Job; Prepare for What Comes Next
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Union Workers Responsible for Maintaining City Schools Never Left the Job; Prepare for What Comes Next

New York, NY – Teachers, faculty, staff and school leaders at K-to-12 public schools might be prepared to delay in-person classes or even strike if they are forced to come back to educational institutions on Sept. 10, out of COVID-19 safety concerns. But the lockdown has not stopped members of IUOE Local 94 from continuing…

As Pandemic Continues, Unions Urge End to Ban on Electronic Representation Voting
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As Pandemic Continues, Unions Urge End to Ban on Electronic Representation Voting

WASHINGTON—With in-person voting hampered by social distancing, a group of 14 major labor unions is urging Congress to direct the National Labor Relations Board [NLRB] to develop procedures for electronic voting in union-representation elections, which is currently prohibited. “During the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever that workers have the right to form unions…

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…

Wall Street Wipe Out Crushes Working Families; Glimpses the Ugly Truth Behind Nation’s Rosy Unemployment Stats
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Wall Street Wipe Out Crushes Working Families; Glimpses the Ugly Truth Behind Nation’s Rosy Unemployment Stats

New York, NY – The new decade is starting off bleak this month, for building service workers in the heart of the Financial District who have either been fired outright — or forced to reapply for previously good jobs suddenly recast as paltry minimum wage gigs with zero benefits. But they and their union brothers…

Building Managers at 30 Wall Street Pull the Rug Out from Under Workers and Their Families
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Building Managers at 30 Wall Street Pull the Rug Out from Under Workers and Their Families

New York, NY – Building service workers who had earned family sustaining wages and benefits helping to run 30 Wall Street are beginning the new year wondering what the heck just happened to their little piece of the American Dream after Colonnade Management introduced a new contractor and torpedoed their jobs. Workers, some with a…

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