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Social Distancing Challenges NYC Carpenters Trying to Work Safe During COVID-19 Crisis
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Social Distancing Challenges NYC Carpenters Trying to Work Safe During COVID-19 Crisis

NEW YORK, N.Y.—“Construction is a very difficult job to do social distancing on,” New York City District Council of Carpenters President Paul Capurso tells LaborPress. But as the construction industry recovers from its epidemic-peak nadir, the union is relying on protective gear and education to keep its members safe.  Capurso took office in early March,…

Brooklyn Warehouse Workers Canned Over Coronavirus Fears
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Brooklyn Warehouse Workers Canned Over Coronavirus Fears

Editor’s Note: This story is developing… Brooklyn, NY – Workers at a framing warehouse in Sunset Park say they were fired on Friday morning after they pleaded with their bosses for weeks to provide them with cleaner bathrooms and fundamental protections against the spread of coronavirus.  “We are putting our families at risk and they…