Dispatcher Fired Over Mishandling 911 Call During Buffalo Shooting

A Tops supermarket office manager said a dispatcher yelled at her for whispering, as she hid during the shooting, and hung up on her.

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Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers Is Upheld By Appeals Court

The ruling Thursday reversed a decision that had blocked the White House from requiring federal workers to be vaccinated.

#appeals-courts-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #government-employees, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

N.Y.C. Fires 1,430 Workers Over Vaccine Mandate

The figure is likely the largest mass termination of U.S. municipal employees in response to a Covid vaccine mandate.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #government-employees, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

Mitch McConnell Is Not Our Valentine

And then there’s Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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On Capitol Hill, a Push to Unionize House Aides Gains Traction

Democrats have signed on to a resolution that would for the first time give House aides the same organizing protections other federal government employees enjoy.

#democratic-party, #government-employees, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #levin-andrew-s-1960, #organized-labor, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #washington-dc

Nearly 3,000 N.Y.C. Workers Have a Day to Get Vaccinated or Be Fired

Mayor Eric Adams has embraced a vaccine mandate for city workers and warned that thousands would get fired this week if they were not vaccinated.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #government-employees, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Puerto Rico Teachers Lead Push for Higher Pay for Public Workers

The demands for increased wages and better working conditions come as Puerto Rico tries to pull itself out of bankruptcy.

#government-employees, #hurricane-maria-2017, #pierluisi-pedro-r, #puerto-rico, #teachers-and-school-employees, #wages-and-salaries

Biden Adopts Recommendations for Promoting Union Membership

Many of the recommendations, proposed by a White House task force, would make it easier for federal workers and employees of contractors to unionize.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #collective-bargaining, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.S. Refines Tool to Evaluate Havana Syndrome Cases

The tool, essentially a standardized battery of questions and medical tests, can help determine the kind of care needed by people affected by the “anomalous health incidents.”

#government-employees, #havana-syndrome, #state-department, #tests-medical, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

The Taliban Have Staffing Issues. They Are Looking for Help in Pakistan.

Government jobs are given as patronage to ex-fighters and exiles living quietly in Pakistan. But not all possess the technical skills required for the job.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #darul-uloom-haqqania-pakistan, #government-employees, #haqqani-sirajuddin, #pakistan, #taliban

De Blasio’s Costly Legacy: The Biggest City Work Force Ever

The budget soared under Mayor Bill de Blasio, who significantly expanded the size of New York City government. The next mayor, Eric Adams, might have to rein it in.

#adams-eric-l, #budgets-and-budgeting, #de-blasio-bill, #district-council-37, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #local-government, #new-york-city, #organized-labor

Adams’s Virus Policy Includes Keeping Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

After a long silence on the subject, New York City’s incoming mayor said he would extend a number of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Covid-19 policies.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-chamber-of-commerce, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #el-sadr-wafaa, #government-employees, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #staten-island-nyc, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

9,000 Unvaccinated N.Y.C. Workers Put on Unpaid Leave as Mandate Begins

Mayor Bill de Blasio said thousands more did get the shot and that the first day of the vaccine mandate went smoothly, without significant service disruptions.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-service, #fire-department-nyc, #government-employees, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization

What the Anti-Vaccine Mandate Protesters Actually Want

They want recognition. Even if it means risking their lives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #government-employees, #new-york-city, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

New York City Vaccine Mandate Deadline Nears, and Worker Shortages Loom

Mayor Bill de Blasio predicted that serious disruptions would be avoided, even as thousands of police officers, firefighters and other essential workers remain unvaccinated.

#de-blasio-bill, #emergency-medical-service, #fire-department-nyc, #government-employees, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

A Showdown in Chicago

Vaccine mandates are being met with resistance from many police departments in the U.S. Here’s how that tension is playing out in one city.

#audio-neutral-informative, #government-employees, #lightfoot-lori, #police, #police-department-chicago-ill, #vaccination-and-immunization

5 Takeaways From the First N.Y.C. Mayoral Debate

Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa traded attacks over past lies, a Brooklyn apartment and “buffoonery” on the debate stage.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #elections-mayors, #government-employees, #guardian-angels, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #sliwa-curtis, #tests-and-examinations, #vaccination-and-immunization

New York City Mandates Vaccines for Its Workers to ‘End the Covid Era’

Mayor Bill de Blasio says 46,000 unvaccinated city workers must get a coronavirus shot by November or lose their paychecks.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #education-department-nyc, #fire-department-nyc, #government-employees, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization

Why Public Health Is in Crisis: Threats, Departures, New Laws

An examination of hundreds of health departments around the country shows that the nation may be less prepared for the next pandemic than it was for the current one.

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Covid Has Killed Hundreds of Police Officers. Many Still Resist Vaccines.

Far more law enforcement officers in the U.S. have died from Covid-19 than from any other work-related cause in 2020 and 2021. Even so, police unions are fighting vaccine mandates.

#baker-la, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #government-employees, #organized-labor, #police, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

The Big Changes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Explained

Hundreds of thousands of borrowers with so-called F.F.E.L. student loans, people who paid late and military members could now get credit for years of payments toward erasing their debts.

#content-type-service, #financial-aid-education, #government-employees, #public-service-loan-forgiveness, #student-loans

Troubled Student Loan Forgiveness Program Gets an Overhaul

The sweeping changes will help more than a half-million public service workers who had thought they were paying down their debt for years.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #cardona-miguel-a-1975, #education-department-us, #federal-aid-us, #government-employees, #student-loans, #united-states-politics-and-government

Covid Isn’t Finished Messing With Politics

Or governorship for that matter. 

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #elections-governors, #government-employees, #newsom-gavin, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Covid Vaccine Resisters Seek Religious Exemptions. But What Counts?

Major denominations are essentially unanimous in their support of the vaccines against Covid-19, but individuals who object are citing their personal faith for support.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delta-air-lines-inc, #equal-employment-opportunity-commission, #food-and-drug-administration, #freedom-of-religion, #government-employees, #greenville-calif, #indiana, #kentucky, #new-york-city, #ohio, #religion-state-relations, #shutdowns-institutional, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vermont, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Biden Is Right: Vaccine Refusal ‘Has Cost All of Us’

Requiring Covid vaccines is necessary to safeguard the country.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #government-employees, #united-states-economy, #vaccination-and-immunization

Biden’s Covid-19 Vaccine Push Aligns Him With a Fed-Up, Vaccinated Majority

As the president took forceful new steps to pressure Americans to get inoculated, he argued that they were urgently needed health measures. In his allies’ view, they were also good politics.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #democratic-party, #government-employees, #governors-us, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

NY Edges Closer to Pre-Covid Life, as City Workers Return

The city’s more than 300,000 municipal employees must report to full-time, in-person work on Monday. Many of them are not happy.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #district-council-37, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #telecommuting, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-environment

New York Edges Closer to Prepandemic Life, as City Workers Return

The city’s more than 300,000 municipal employees must report to full-time, in-person work on Monday. Many of them are not happy.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #district-council-37, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #telecommuting, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-environment

Palestinians Finally Have Vaccines. But Will People Take Them?

For months, the Palestinian authorities struggled to get doses. Now they have the shots, but disinformation and conspiracy theories have led to widespread hesitancy.

#bethlehem-west-bank, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gaza-strip, #government-employees, #hamas, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

Who Can Make You Get a Covid Vaccine?

Employers, universities and local governments can all issue some type of vaccination requirement. Here’s what to know about the mandates.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-religion, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #states-us, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Beware Free Wi-Fi: Government Urges Workers to Avoid Public Networks

The National Security Agency warned government employees that hackers could take advantage of the public Wi-Fi in coffee shops, airports and hotel rooms.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #government-employees, #national-security-agency, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wireless-communications

As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger

Frustrated by the prospect of a new surge, many Americans are blaming the unvaccinated. A tougher stance may backfire, some experts warn.

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Anne Schuchat of C.D.C.: My Retirement Message for Americans

A retirement message from Dr. Anne Schuchat to the American people.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemic-intelligence-service, #government-employees

Memorializing a Year of Loss in New York

City agencies are grappling with how to recognize workers who were lost in the coronavirus pandemic. 

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #correction-department-nyc, #elmhurst-hospital-center, #government-employees, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #new-york-city

In Biden White House, the Celebrity Staff Is a Thing of the Past

President Biden is undoing a longstanding Washington tradition in which staff members enjoy their own refracted fame.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #celebrities, #government-employees, #presidential-transition-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-building-washington-dc

Biden Forms Task Force to Explore Ways to Help Labor

The group will issue recommendations on how the government can use existing authority to help workers join labor unions and bargain collectively.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #collective-bargaining, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-employees, #harris-kamala-d, #organized-labor, #united-states-politics-and-government

Macron Closes ENA, in Bid to Diversify France’s Public Service

The institution had become a symbol of privilege in a society where social mobility has broken down.

#chirac-jacques, #colleges-and-universities, #de-gaulle-charles, #france, #government-employees, #hollande-francois, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government, #yellow-vests-movement

In China Sex Scandal, Many See a #MeToo Moment

A young woman from a modest background gets a long prison term. The powerful officials who paid her draw lighter punishment. The Chinese public has questions.

#metoo-movement, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #china, #government-employees, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

Young South Koreans Erupt in Anger Over Housing Scandal

President Moon has spent years trying to curb runaway housing prices. Now several officials in his government are under investigation for contributing to the problem ahead of important elections.

#corruption-institutional, #elections-mayors, #government-employees, #moon-jae-in, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #south-korea

Mayor Ends Remote Work for 80,000 in Signal to Rest of New York City

Office workers will return starting May 3 in a move that is intended to broadcast a message that New York is reopening for business.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #department-of-citywide-administrative-services, #district-council-37, #garrido-henry, #government-employees, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

As 4th Election Looms, Some Ask: Is Israel’s Democracy Broken?

Voters are heading to the polls in Israel for the fourth time in two years. And with few signs that this vote will break the cycle, many are already bracing for a fifth.

#gantz-benny, #government-employees, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #joint-list-israel, #likud-party-israel, #livni-tzipi, #netanyahu-benjamin, #odeh-ayman-1975, #olmert-ehud, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #saar-gideon, #vaccination-and-immunization

Congressional Aides Unite to Push for Change at the Capitol After the Riot

Shaken by the assault on Jan. 6, about 1,000 congressional aides, mostly people of color, have joined forces to press for changes in their workplace. It is the closest they can get to a union.

#black-people, #government-employees, #house-of-representatives, #minorities, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

British Law Highlights Parental Leave for Lawmakers

Britain approved a measure allowing senior government ministers to take maternity leave without penalty. But some countries make no provisions for lawmakers who are new parents.

#braverman-suella, #family-leaves, #government-employees, #great-britain, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #paid-time-off, #politics-and-government

Johnson Halts Action on Stimulus Bill With a Demand to Read it Aloud

Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, used rules that called on legislative clerks to perform an hourslong reading of the 628-page text.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #government-employees, #johnson-ron-1955, #law-and-legislation, #merlino-john, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government

Should the Feds Guarantee You a Job?

Not long ago, the question was rarely asked. Now, politicians and economists of various stripes are willing to consider it.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #federal-aid-us, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #vocational-training

Myanmar’s Protesting Workers Are Unbowed

Two weeks after the military took power in a coup, growing work stoppages are undermining the ruling generals’ attempt to assert authority over an angry population.

#boycotts, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #strikes

How Biden Can Make the Machinery of Government Work Again

Trump waged war against the government itself. The Biden administration must act quickly to repair the damage.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-employees, #united-states-politics-and-government

N.S.A. Installs Trump Loyalist as Top Lawyer Days Before Biden Takes Office

The acting defense secretary ordered the spy agency to appoint Michael Ellis, who has been accused of having a hand in one of the Trump administration’s most contentious legal decisions.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #bolton-john-r, #defense-department, #ellis-michael, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #government-employees, #nakasone-paul-m, #national-security-agency, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Kentucky Hurting While Awaiting Federal Pandemic Aid

Urban and rural fortunes diverge in the state, with the pandemic compounding troubles that predated it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #federal-aid-us, #government-employees, #kentucky, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #local-government, #mcconnell-mitch, #paul-rand, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment

The Life of Jerry Givens, a State Executioner Turned Death-Row Abolitionist

“Cause of Life” celebrates the messy, tenacious, and extraordinary lives of five people we lost to Covid-19.

#capital-punishment, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #government-employees, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #virginia, #your-feed-opinionvideo