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NYC Workforce in the Face of COVID-19: ‘We’re Still At Risk!’
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NYC Workforce in the Face of COVID-19: ‘We’re Still At Risk!’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—New York State should enact a law giving workers a voice in setting contagious-disease safety standards for their industries, several city unions urged at a rally in Greenwich Village Oct. 7. “Who are the experts when it comes to safety in the workplace? The workers,” Teamsters Joint Council 16 President George Miranda told…

NYC’s Working Class Gives Mayor de Blasio a ‘Wake Up Call’
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NYC’s Working Class Gives Mayor de Blasio a ‘Wake Up Call’

Brooklyn, NY – This past week should have made it abundantly clear to an increasingly impotent New York City mayor looking to axe 22,000 municipal employees from their jobs and force Public School teachers back into poorly ventilated classrooms in the middle of a pandemic — that he could very well have a genuine working…

Healthcare Workers Call For Eviction Ban in New York
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Healthcare Workers Call For Eviction Ban in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Saying stable housing is an essential part of preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a coalition of some 50 health-care providers and organizations is calling on the state Legislature to ban evictions for the next year and cancel rent due during the epidemic. “It is a public-health matter,” Assemblymember Karines Reyes (D-Bronx),…

NYC Unions Challenge Trumpian Racism and the ‘Three-Pronged Crisis’ Gripping American Workers
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NYC Unions Challenge Trumpian Racism and the ‘Three-Pronged Crisis’ Gripping American Workers

New York, NY – Angry trade unionists on the front lines of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic stood up, on Monday morning, against the “three-pronged crisis” gripping workers in Donald Trump’s America, demanding an end to systemic racism and the immediate passage of the Heroes Act in the U.S. Senate.  “Working people are suffering under a…

NYSNA Leader Sounds Alarm Over ‘Draconian Cuts’ And COVID-19’s Resurgence
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NYSNA Leader Sounds Alarm Over ‘Draconian Cuts’ And COVID-19’s Resurgence

New York, NY – The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) is a 42,000-strong union – the state’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses. LaborPress spoke to NYSNA President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez to learn more about the struggles members are facing in the time of COVID-19. “We were already dealing with draconian health care…

Bronx Nurse Warns of ICUs Being ‘Overwhelmed’ Amidst Fears of COVID’s Second Wave
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Bronx Nurse Warns of ICUs Being ‘Overwhelmed’ Amidst Fears of COVID’s Second Wave

New York, NY – As states and municipalities around the nation move to reopen their economies, nurses working in the COVID-19 trenches here in New York City are warning that they are exhausted and ill-prepared for the second wave of infection many are sure is coming.  The national death toll from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic…

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