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“This Is The Power Of A Union,” SEIU Wins $3 Billion To Protect Airport Workers - Union ‘Persuades’ Congress To Dedicate Funds In The Stimulus Legislation To Keeping 100,000 Airport Workers Solvent

Published on Friday, March 27, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - After four years working as a Baggage Handler at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Kachelle Lasley was laid off last Saturday, becoming one of thousands of Airport Workers laid off nationwide as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Like many of these laid-off Workers - a group that includes Wheelchair more»

Is This What American Workers Must Decide To Do? Angry Non-Union Workers ‘Walk Out’ Of Georgia Perdue Plant After Alleged COVID-19 Exposure - Say They’re ‘Risking Our Life For Chicken’

Published on Friday, March 27, 2020 in National Labor News
(KATHLEEN, GEORGIA) – Worried about being exposed to COVID-19, 50 Non-Union Chicken Plant Workers stormed out of a Perdue Plant in Georgia this week, citing what they described as extreme negligence by their employer. WMAZ-TV reports the Workers don’t feel safe working around people who have potentially been exposed to Coronavirus and want the more»

1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers Need Our Help! ‘Channel Your Inner Norma Rae’ & ‘Use Your Voice To Call For More’ Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) To Aid In The Fight Against COVID-19

Published on Friday, March 27, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has launched a new social media photo push, urging Health Care Workers and everyday Americans to channel their inner "Norma Rae," to call for more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to aid in the fight against COVID-19. There is a nationwide shortage of masks, gloves, gowns, and more»

New York Governor Cuomo Calls Off ‘Non-Essential’ Construction Statewide

Published on Friday, March 27, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is freezing most construction statewide in response to the Pandemic Virus sweeping New York, after outcry from Workers and word of COVID-19 cases on job sites around New York City. Today (Friday, March 27th), Cuomo will decree most residential and commercial building temporarily off limits, more»

“This Is Unacceptable:” ‘Fed Up With A Lack Of’ Personal Protection Equipment, Union-Represented Hospital Workers ‘Demand Action’ From The Federal Government

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Front-line Health Care Workers across the country are facing an alarming shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and their respective Unions are calling on the Federal Government to lead a coordinated effort nationwide to manufacture and distribute facial masks, gloves and gowns. During a media call that took place earlier more»

A Labor Perspective From American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees Council 31 Director Roberta Lynch: The ‘Union Difference Is Our Nation’s Hope,’ ‘Building Stronger Unions Helps Lift Us All Up’

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in New York State Labor News
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently sponsored a Summit on Poverty aimed at developing a strategy to lift all of the city’s residents out of poverty. It’s a more than worthy goal and the mayor deserves credit for putting the issue front and center. For too long, residents of communities across our state have been struggling to get by, living more»

Senate Coronavirus Bill Includes Union Protection Measure - Employers ‘Not Allowed To Get Rid Of Any’ Collective Bargaining Agreement They Already Have & ‘Are Barred From Taking Sides On Any Efforts’ By Their Employees To Unionize

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One of the provisions tucked into the massive Coronavirus Relief Bill approved by the Senate late Wednesday night (March 25th) restricts certain businesses that accept government loans in their dealings with Labor Unions. Businesses with between 500 and 10,000 Employees that accept loans to tide them over until the pandemic abates will more»

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Workers Unionize At Two NYC Legal Non-Profits ‘To Ensure Safe Working Conditions’

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MANHATTAN, NEW YORK) - Workers at two New York City Legal Non-Profits - the Children’s Law Center and the Safe Passage Project - announced this week in a delegation to their management that they are forming a Union with the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2325. The Safe Passage Staff supports immigrant youth more»

Coronavirus ‘Heaps Further Hardship On Vulnerable’ Construction Workers

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is under increasing pressure to institute a city-wide moratorium on all non-essential building - the Coronavirus Pandemic is already impacting the most vulnerable Construction Workers in the industry. Non-represented Non-Union Construction Workers, already especially vulnerable to wage theft, more»

Michigan’s Downriver Institutions ‘To Reap Benefits’ Of $4 Million Apprenticeship Grant

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - With a potential recession on the horizon, economic development organizations need to figure out what buttons to push - and the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) presents one such option. A non-profit consortium comprised of nine community colleges and six Michigan Works! Agencies, WIN recently won a $4 million grant from the U.S. more»

To Help Medical Professionals Battle The Coronavirus Outbreak, Buffalo Building Trades Unions & NYSUT-Represented Teachers Spearhead Effort That Resulted In A Donation Of Masks, Gloves, Gowns & Sanitizing Wipes To Two Area Hospitals

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – As Health Care, Medical and Hospital Professionals continue to warn of a dwindling amount of masks, gloves, gowns and sanitizing wipes to help battle the growing Coronavirus outbreak, the affiliated Member Unions of the Buffalo Building and Construction Trades Council and Union Teachers represented by the West Seneca Teachers more»

While The Coronavirus Cancelled Plans For People To Gather To Mark The 109th Anniversary Of The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire In New York City, The New York AFL-CIO Offers A Podcast: ‘A Day In History That Changed Workplace Safety’

Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - While the Coronavirus cancelled plans for people to gather to mark the 109th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York City today (Wednesday, March 25th), the New York AFL-CIO is offering a podcast: A Day In History That Changed Workplace Safety. Normally on this day, large crowds of Union Members and others would gather at more»

IBEW & NECA Sign National Agreement In Response To COVID-19

Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The uncertainty surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been deeply unsettling to nearly every industry and has prompted the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and its partners at the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) to sign an emergency agreement to help Construction Workers and contractors more»

Leaders Of Major U.S. Unions Praise Senate Democrats For Blocking ‘Corporate Power Grab’

Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Leaders of major U.S. Unions are praising Senate Democrats for initially blocking a $1.8 trillion Economic Stimulus Package, calling it a “corporate power grab” that would have done little to help Workers laid off during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Epidemic. “This is not a moment for corporate power grabs or crony more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic, The USW & ATI Agree To Extend Current Contract Until February 2021, Employees To Receive $500 Lump Sum Bonus Payment, Negotiations On New Deal To Begin In January

Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) – Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the United Steelworkers (USW) and ATI Technologies Incorporated (ATI) have agreed to extend its current contract that covers 16,000 Workers until February 2021, it was announced. In addition, Union-represented ATI Employees, including those working at its Lockport Plant in Western New York, more»

‘Feeding The Community:’ In Ulster County, ‘It Takes A Union’

Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ACCORD, NEW YORK) - Not only is it full steam ahead, but it’s full team ahead for hundreds of Teachers, Bus Drivers, Cafeteria Workers, Aides and Clerical Staff in Rondout Valley In Ulster County who are joining together each day to make sure their students and families are fed while school is closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Inside school more»

Flight Attendants Union President: “We Need Worker Relief, Not Corporate Bailouts”

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Sara Nelson, the President of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), says any Federal Aid Package for the airline industry should focus on providing economic relief to Employees instead of bailing out the companies. "Let's ‘be really clear, there just can't be a bailout.’ ‘We've done that before.’ more»

‘Unsung Heroes’ Of The Coronavirus Pandemic: While Americans ‘Stay Home In Quarantine,’ Mexican Farmers ‘Work Hard Out In The Fields To Help Supply Food’ To The U.S. As The COVID-19 Battle Continues

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in National Labor News
Hundreds of thousands of seasonal Farmworkers, mostly Mexicans, enter the United States using H-2A Visas to make sure that there is enough food amid the threat brought by COVID-19, according to a recently published article. Hundreds of thousands of Mexican Farmworkers are arriving in the Mexican City of Monterrey to pick-up their H-2A Visas at the U.S. more»

Labor Perspective From UFCW Local 1500 Secretary-Treasurer Aly Waddy: During The Coronavirus Pandemic, Supermarket & Grocery Store Workers ‘Are Extremely Critical’

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in New York State Labor News
For far too long Supermarket and Grocery Store Workers have been categorized as lowly, menial Workers fulfilling a non-critical role. Now, in these unique and nationally strenuous times, this community of Workers - from Warehouse Receivers to Shelf Stockers and Cashiers - have become essential Workers in all parts of our domestic economy. While other more»

The Heads Of New York City Unions ‘React To The Growing’ Coronavirus Crisis

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - As Workers from various professional backgrounds throughout New York City try to stay afloat during the Coronavirus Pandemic, Union Leaders are stepping up to do whatever they can to protect them and stay abreast of their needs - despite the Federal Government’s initial response to the crisis. “I ‘don’t more»

Jews United For Justice In The Baltimore-Washington, D.C. Region Votes To Unionize With The Nonprofit Professional Employees Union

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) management has voluntarily recognized the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU) as the Union representing its Employees, it was announced. JUFJ is a Non-Profit Organization that focuses on advancing Economic, Racial and Social Justice in the Baltimore-Washington region by educating and mobilizing more»

Apprenticeship ‘Can Make A Real Difference’ & ‘Opens The Doors Of Opportunity’

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
masslive.com Editor’s Note: This Labor Perspective was authored by Tonja Mettlach, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Workforce Association, and Patrick Mitchell, the Director of Apprenticeship Expansion & Work-based Learning at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. A quick glance at on-line job more»

The City’s Union-Represented Doormen - Deemed ‘Essential’ Workers - ‘Are On The Front Lines’ Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Monday, March 23, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Back in December, before the coronavirus was even named, and long before it shut down the world, New York Magazine spoke to New York City Doormen at a meeting of their Union - 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) ⁠- mostly about what it was like to serve the sometimes very entitled people in their buildings. As Duilio more»

Union Members Fighting Coronavirus Pandemic Share Their Stories & Urge The Federal Government ‘To Do More’

Published on Monday, March 23, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Members of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union - who are fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic recently joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders on a press call to share their stories of how they’re protecting their communities despite risks to themselves. Those Union Members also called on the more»

How About This? The White House Identifies Plumbers & Other Tradespeople As 'Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers' In Guidance For Response To COVID-19

Published on Monday, March 23, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The President and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have issued a Coronavirus Guidance for America identifying Plumbers and other Tradespeople as "essential critical Infrastructure Workers" as the Nation responds to the threat of COVID-19. In a DHS memorandum issued by Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) Director more»

Public Employees Federation Is “Actively Looking Into” Case Of Union-Represented Nurse At Long Island Hospital Who Was Disciplined After Speaking Out Publicly Regarding The Shortage Of Personal Protection Equipment

Published on Monday, March 23, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - A Critical Care Nurse at New York State's Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island was handed a notice of discipline last week, a day after she and another Hospital Staffer were interviewed on national television by MSNBC about the shortage of protective equipment for Workers in hospitals and health care facilities. The Nurse, more»

United Steelworkers-Made Toilet Paper: ‘We've Got Your Backs!’

Published on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in National Labor News
(FORT EDWARD, NEW YORK) - All over the country, rolls of toilet paper, paper towels and tissue paper are flying off the shelves as people respond to the global Coronavirus pandemic, but did you know that a lot of these products are made by United Steelworkers (USW)-represented Members in the United States and Canada? The USW represents tens of thousands of more»

Because Of The Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, The NLRB Has Suspended All Union Representation Elections Off Until At Least April 3rd

Published on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In yet another sign of the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced that all Union Representation Elections - Secret Ballot Elections held to determine whether employees wish to be represented by a Labor Union - are suspended, including Mail Ballot Elections, until April 3rd. The more»

New York State Attorney General’s Office Is On The Look-Out For Employers Who Violate’ Labor Laws & ‘Is Urging Workers To File Complaints Against’ Employers ‘That Are Ignoring’ The State’s Executive Orders

Published on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – In the wake of dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic, New York State Attorney General Letitia James is asking any Employee who believes their employer is in violation of Labor Laws or official directives set forth by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office to contact the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Labor Bureau more»

The Coalition Of Broadway Unions And Guilds Calls On New York City & The State To Provide Emergency Assistance To Arts Workers

Published on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - As individual Unions continue to push for emergency funding, the Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) have called on New York City and state officials to provide assistance to the more than 100,000 Art Workers whose employment has been impacted by shutdowns caused by COVID-19. As such, COBUG released the following statement: more»

Unions Call On The Federal Government ‘To Do More To Protect All’ Workers During The Coronavirus Pandemic, Say Worker Aid Package ‘Falls Short’

Published on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the United Steelworkers (USW) are calling on the Federal Government “to do more” when it comes to protecting American Workers during the Coronavirus Pandemic, adding that a current aid package being crafted “falls short” of what more»

‘Apprenticeship In Motion’ Brings ‘Apprenticeships 2.0’ To West Virginia

Published on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Huntington (West Virginia) Herald-Dispatch Editor’s Note: Dave Lavender is one of two new Apprenticeship in Motion (AIM-WV) Coordinators with Workforce and Industry Training at the West Virginia Development Office. Go on-line at https://westvirginia.gov/incentives-and-programs/apprenticeship-in-motion/ to find out more about Apprenticeships in West more»

Check Out The COVID-19 Relief That’s Available To Workers Under New York State & Federal Law

Published on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Check out the COVID-19 relief that’s available to Workers under New York State Law and Federal Law:

In A ‘Historic’ Move, Detroit’s Big Three Temporarily Close U.S. Plants Over Coronavirus Concerns - Union Leaders ‘Pressed’ GM, Ford & Fiat Chrysler For Shutdown, Which Will Affect Hundreds Of Thousands Of Workers

Published on Friday, March 20, 2020 in National Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - In a historic but increasingly expected move, Detroit's Big Three Automakers are suspending production for the next two weeks following an outcry By Rank-and-File Workers concerned about the spreading Coronavirus. The shutdowns will hopefully work to limit the spread of the new virus, an unprecedented work stoppage that will affect more»

Coronavirus In NYC: Construction Workers ‘Keep Building, Even If Sick’

Published on Friday, March 20, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Big Apple’s Construction Trades Workers are still showing up for work - sometimes even while sick - putting new pressure on City Hall to close down job sites as it battles the spread of Coronavirus, The New York Post has learned. The developments come as Construction Union Officials and sources told the paper that Mayor Bill de more»

In ‘Most’ U.S. Cities, Construction Work 'Continues' As Coronavirus Shutdowns Loom

Published on Friday, March 20, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s announcement earlier this week halting all but essential construction work in the city has left contractors in other areas of the country wondering if their jurisdictions will also order a temporary stop to their projects. While Boston, and now neighboring city, Cambridge, have been the only U.S. more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka 'Praises' Workers, 'Slams' Trump & Profiteers On Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Friday, March 20, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Workers, Union and Non-Union, are responding magnificently to the Coronavirus Pandemic, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says. However, the President of the Nation’s largest Labor Federation says Big Business and Republican President Donald Trump are another matter. “Workers of ‘every stripe are supporting more»

Union Organizing: University Organizing Efforts Viewed As Being A ‘Battleground’

Published on Friday, March 20, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - On December 3rd, thousands of Graduate and Undergraduate Student Workers represented by the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers (HGSU-UAW) Union went on Strike. Bundled in winter coats and sporting “UAW On Strike” signs, Strikers picketed, marched and rallied in falling snow and pouring rain. For more»

The Communications Workers Of America Negotiates Paid Leave For Verizon Telephone Employees ‘Who Can’t Work’ During The COVID-19 Outbreak

Published on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has negotiated paid leave for Verizon Employees - 30,000 Telephone Workers who are considered essential Workers, who can’t work during the Coronavirus outbreak, including: Paid Leave If Diagnosed With COVID-19 - CWA Members at Verizon diagnosed with COVID-19 will get a paid more»

Leaked McDonald’s Recording Shows Fast Food Company Is 'Fighting Against Parts Of’ Trump's Coronavirus Bill ‘That Would Give Workers Paid Sick Leave’

Published on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - McDonald's pushed for changes to a Coronavirus Relief Bill that would require its restaurants across the U.S. - 95% which are owned by franchisees - to give Workers two weeks of Paid Sick Leave, describing it as an effort to protect franchisees' financials. The Fast-Food Giant has been lobbying the Trump Administration and Congress to more»

The NABTU On Final IRAP Rule From The U.S. Department Of Labor: Final Rule ‘Rightfully Recognizes’ The Unionized Construction Industry ‘As The Standard Bearer’ In The Workforce Development Space

Published on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) have issued the following statement from President Sean McGarvey regarding the final Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP) Rule from the U.S. Department of Labor: On June 15th, 2017, the Trump Administration issued Executive Order No. 13801 seeking to expand more»

The Service Employees International Union Issues Four-Point List Of Demands To ‘Protect All Workers’

Published on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Workers in the Fight for $15 and a Union Campaign are calling on private industry to Protect All Workers - rolling out a list of demands aimed at helping provide protection for Workers across a wide range of industries from airlines to hospitals, fast food restaurants and more»

Workers At These Companies ‘Say They Can’t Get’ Sick Leave - A ‘Terrifying Prospect’ In The Middle Of The Coronavirus Epidemic ‘As More Than Half Of Workers At The Biggest Chains Can’t Get Time Off When They’re Ill’

Published on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in New York State Labor News
Many of the country’s largest retailers and fast-food chains don’t pay Employees when they’re sick - a policy that could put those Workers, their families and the public at risk as the Coronavirus sweeps through the U.S. Workers at Target, Walmart, Kroger, Taco Bell, Subway, Burger King and a slew of other well-known businesses say they more»

A Message From The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation On The Coronavirus Pandemic: ‘Stay United, Stay Calm And Don’t Give Up’

Published on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, N.Y.) - The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) - whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades, released the following message today (Thursday, March 19) on the Coronavirus Pandemic: WNYALF President more»

The Head Of Largest Nurses Union In The U.S. Says They “Don't Have Protections They Need” From Coronavirus - National Nurses United President Says Nurses ‘Need More Protections To Fight’ COVID-19

Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in National Labor News
Nurses across the United States are currently on the front lines of trying to mitigate the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, but the head of the country's largest Union for Registered Nurses (RNs) says they don't have the protection necessary for their job. Bonnie Castillo, the Executive Director for National Nurses United (NNU), expressed concerns that a more»

New Poll Finds 18% of U.S. Workers Have Lost Jobs Or Hours Since Coronavirus Hit

Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
As fallout from the Coronavirus Pandemic hits the economy, it’s slamming the American Workforce. A new poll finds that some 18% of adults reported that they had been laid off or that their work hours had been cut. The proportion affected grew for lower-income households, with 25% of those making less than $50,000 a year reporting that they had been more»

A Message From WNY AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz On The Coronavirus Pandemic: “Heed The Appeals Of Our Statewide & Civil Leaders, Stay Calm, Follow Their Advice And Help One Another”

Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Richard Lipsitz, President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) - whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades, has released the following message on the Coronavirus Pandemic: We more»

From The CSEA: Information For Union Members On The Coronavirus Outbreak

Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The Staff Professionals in the Civil Service Employees Association’s (CSEA) Occupational Safety and Health Department have been closely monitoring the constantly-evolving situation surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus and are urging people not to panic. While the threat to U.S. residents is more»

Trump Administration Urges Union & Non-Union Construction Companies To Give N95 Construction Masks To Hospitals Due To Depletion Of Medical Equipment In Wake Of National Coronavirus Outbreak

Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Vice President Mike Pence is urging construction companies – both Union and Non-Union, to donate respiratory masks to hospitals and health centers as fears grow they will run out of essential medical equipment as the Coronavirus infects more Americans. “We would make one specific request and that is we would urge more»

In The Wake Of The Coronavirus Pandemic, The UAW & Detroit Automakers ‘Take Action To Protect’ Workforce

Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in National Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - After several discussions and a joint call over the weekend, the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union and Detroit’s three car companies are forming a COVID-19/Coronavirus Task Force to provide more protection to Workers in the automakers’ warehouses and factories across the U.S. and Canada. “Workplace health and safety more»