Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
Brazil Lawmakers Vote to Regulate Uber and Other Taxi Apps
The approved amendments would allow local governments to charge taxes, require insurance and pension benefits for drivers.
Why The Decline Of Unions Has Lowered Pay For All Workers
Where unions are strong, they raise standards across an industry, according to a new study.
Paid parental leave at American Express rises to 20 weeks
American Express joins a growing list of companies expanding their parental leave benefits and offering more generous paid time off policies for mothers and fathers, as well as financial help to employees trying to start a family through adoption, surrogacy and infertility treatments.
Memorial Unveiled for Stephen Livecchi at College Point Depot
All work at the sprawling College Point MTA bus depot came to halt at 10:30 a.m. this morning (Thursday, March 28th) in a solemn tribute to veteran Maintainer Helper Stephen Livecchi, who was killed on the job as he was directing bus traffic one year ago on March 27, 2018. Brother Livecchi had worked at the Depot for 37 years Many of the depot’s workers, from both transportation and maintenance, gathered for the unveiling of an engraved memorial to the fallen transit worker, near the entrance to the facility on 28th Avenue. Livecchi’s wife, Donna, surrounded by union officers, MTA officials and scores of Local 100 members, sobbed quietly as a lone piper from the NYC Transit Pipe and Drum band, Tom Gervin from Gun Hill Depot, played a soulful ballad. Local 100…
'The other 4-year degree’: Why everyone’s talking about apprenticeships
Apprentices earn an average starting salary of $50,000 a year and go on to earn $300,000 more over their lifetime than those with just a high school diploma, according to the Department of Labor.
Click here to support Maurice German organized by Team Maurice German Verizon worker
This man is suspended from Verizon for using company equipment to save a cat from atop a telephone pole. Maurice German needs to be commended for taking action instead of punished. This is what is wrong with the world today.
Illinois puts ‘fair tax’ measure on 2020 ballot
On Monday, the Illinois House approved a constitutional amendment to ask voters if the state’s flat tax structure for income taxes should be abolished. The action will let Illinois voters decide in November 2020 whether to adopt progressive tax rates requiring taxpayers making at least $250,000 a year to pay higher rates than the current 4.95 percent flat tax. If passed, the fair tax structure is expected to raise about $3 billion for public services. This legislation is a cornerstone of the Illinois Federation of Teachers’ Fund Our Future campaign.
LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX Florence “Johnny” Frisbie: Life Lessons from Pukapuka Atoll
Most of the time, it was a kind of challenge that was exciting. It was. I think it’s because, you know, we live on small islands, and we go out on the reef, and the big waves wash suddenly, and we’re down and struggling to get up again. And it was perhaps that background and upbringing that we had this great sense of excitement, you know. And yet, it’s partly survival Florence “Johnny” Frisbie grew up living far away from the comforts of a traditional population center, surviving on whatever food a small coral atoll and the ocean might provide. The odyssey of Johnny Frisbie, next, on Long Story Short. Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is Hawai‘i’s first weekly television program produced and broadcast in high definition. Aloha mai kakou. I’m Leslie…
Gorsuch will tip Supreme Court on key labor issue, liberals fear
Organized labor is bracing for a major hit to union power now that Neil Gorsuch has a seat on the Supreme Court.