Nov 27, 2013 by Sana
As thousands of Philadelphia-area Walmart workers prepare for a busy Black Friday shopping season, the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO applauded Walmart workers and their families across the country who have been demonstrating for a ...
United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1776, said it is “long past time for Walmart to join the ranks of responsible companies by paying its workers a living wage and making affordable health care insurance available to them.
4 days ago by firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Gurian, for NJ Spotlight)
But as noted in a new report from the City University of New York's Baruch College School of Public Affairs, disasters, by their very nature, tend to create additional occupational hazards and safety issues for both workers and employers, for ... say
the experience of Sandy emphasizes the need for day laborers and their organizations to be systematically incorporated into future disaster planning and recovery efforts, so that worker health and safety take greater priority.
Nov 21, 2013 by Ed Fischer
She says Maternity Care Coalition used the money to expand its Safe Start Mom Mobile program, to bring health care to about 30 additional mothers in North Philadelphia. “We'll be able ... The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers will use
its funds to redesign health care access for mothers in Camden. ... Local Fast Food Workers Join A National Protest Against Low Wages · Radnor Township Police Warn Of Phone Scam That Has Residents On High Alert · Gov.
20 hours ago by Leo Kolivakis
Earlier this week, a coalition of labor unions and civil-rights groups teamed up with Occupy Wall Street to point out that New York City pays far too much in public-pension fund fees. Their report notes ... The collapse of the housing bubble
devastated state and local revenue, while increasing expenses, making the obligations harder to meet. ... Why do so many people on the political arena think it's a good idea to take back the money that workers have already earned?
2 days ago by City of Philadelphia
The Air Quality Partnership of the Delaware Valley and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Air Management Services, have announced that . Regional fine particulate matter is expected to exceed the federal ...
2 days ago by Patrick Howley
Obama on Tuesday highlighted the benefits of U.S. healthcare reform, a week before one of the controversial law's key elements, new insurance exchanges, go live. Millions of uninsured Americans will be able to ... The promise was that we're
going to use your Medicare dollars as a piggy bank to fund the Affordable Care Act, and in doing that we'll improve Medicare and allow seniors to keep their doctors if they liked. So, do you have an opinion as to whether or not ...
5 hours ago by miningawareness
NAHA, Japan (Reuters) – Storage tanks at the Fukushima nuclear plant like one that spilled almost 80,000 gallons of radioactive water this year were built in part by workers illegally hired in one of the poorest corners of ... SHANGHAI (Reuters) –
Hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled on Friday in China's commercial hub of Shanghai as record levels of air pollution shrouded the city in smog, prompting authorities to issue the highest level of health warning.
Nov 26, 2013 by Joel Hersch
One man, in an effort to protect kids, works closely with local teachers, parents and youth to make certain that school is a safe place for students that may be struggling with identity or suffering abuse. A local entity boldly addresses gang violence
from a family health perspective—all in an effort to halt the cycle of violence. An inventive team of female volunteers ... “We provide information about our services directly to the farm workers.” During the summer, “Campos ...
5 days ago by Bill, The Web Guy
The National Transportation Safety Board on Sunday evening was combing over the scene in the Bronx where four people were killed, and more than 60 were injured, when a Metro-North commuter train derailed.
4 days ago by Keegan.Gibson
Capitolwire: PA Blues to continues low-cost health insurance policies as state officials look for answers to Obamacare issues ... Philadelphia City Paper: How education funding became Gov. Corbett's big problem. City Paper: Proposed worker-
ID cards prompt concerns from city immigrant community, builders' group. KYW: State Representative Files Articles Of ... Lancaster Intelligencer: With increase in concealed-carry permits comes emphasis on handgun safety