Grieving Families Act Reintroduced in Senate

Grieving Families Act Reintroduced in Senate

Listen to the interview with New York State Trial Lawyers Association President, David Scher, here: New York State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, Chair of the NYS Senate Judiciary Committee, reintroduced the Grieving Families Act (2024-S8485) on Monday, landmark legislation that reforms and modernizes New York’s antiquated wrongful death statute. The legislature passed the bill with overwhelming bipartisan […]

Opinion: Before Nassau Throws a Party, We Must Serve Our Most Vulnerable

Opinion: Before Nassau Throws a Party, We Must Serve Our Most Vulnerable

By Siela A. Bynoe The practitioners who deliver physical, speech, and occupational therapy services to babies and toddlers under age 3 with disabilities and developmental delays have not gotten a raise from Nassau County in nearly three decades. As homelessness continues to grow, Nassau has slashed its funding to the Department of Social Services (DSS) […]

Montefiore Lower Hudson Valley Nurses Authorize Strike

Montefiore Lower Hudson Valley Nurses Authorize Strike

Editorial credit: Luis Yanez / Shutterstock.com NYSNA Nurses at Nyack, New Rochelle, and Mount Vernon Hospitals Overwhelmingly Authorize a Strike with 96% Voting in Favor Nearly 800 Nurses Ready to Strike for Safe Staffing and Respect More than 40 Elected and Community Leaders Add Support to Nurses’ Demands for Fair Contracts Nyack, N.Y.— Approximately 96% […]

Community Op-Ed: NYC Executive Budget

Community Op-Ed: NYC Executive Budget

Photo Editorial credit: lev radin Last week, the Adams Administration released our Fiscal Year 2024 Executive Budget. As President Joe Biden has often said: “Show me your budget and I will show you your values.” That is why this budget invests in our Working People’s Agenda, prioritizing education, jobs, housing, health care, and public safety. […]

TikTok – Worried About What’s Behind All Those Dancing Cats?

TikTok – Worried About What’s Behind All Those Dancing Cats?

Listen to a special podcast SAN FRANCISCO, Calif  — A debate rages over the possible ban of TikTok, a hugely popular app owned by the Beijing, China-based company Byte Dance. Over 150 million users in the US regularly access the app for more than 90 minutes a day, watching entertaining videos featuring a variety of […]

New York Prisons Ban Care Packages Containing Food

New York state’s new regulations are forcing families to buy third-party care packages from pre-approved vendors. Families say the new policy is “retaliation” and a way to squeeze more profits from incarcerated people and their loved ones.

New York Prisons Ban Care Packages Containing Food

By Mansa Musa, The Real News The prison-industrial complex has many ways of turning the incarceration of human beings into a profitable business model. In New York state, new regulations targeting care packages for prisoners show this logic at work. Friends and families of incarcerated people can no longer send packages containing food to those […]