OSA’s Sheila Gorsky: Training Analysts for 30 Years

By Steven Wishnia, LaborPress

Few New Yorkers understand what the city’s staff analysts do. A video filmed in Madison Square Park by the Organization of Staff Analysts (OSA), the union that represents almost 5,000 of them, found a dozen people utterly clueless. One woman guessed they were in-house psychiatrists for stressed-out civil servants…

" I salute Labor for all the great work they do, not only in New York, but across the country. I salute them for the economic development they’re responsible for, for all the jobs. They are the economic engine and the backbone of New York City. "Letitia James, Public Advocate for the City of New York

Event! Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

At EmblemHealth, we are dedicated to helping people stay healthy, get well and live better. That is why — for the 17th straight year — we are proud to be a flagship sponsor of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in New York City, Albany, Long Island and Syracuse.  We know early detection is key, and…

The Right Man for This Heavy-Duty Teaching Job

By Joe Maniscalco, LaborPress

Teaching the next generation of heavy equipment operators how to safely and effectively operate the multi-ton behemoths currently reshaping the city on construction sites throughout town is an awesome responsibility — but IUOE Local 15’s Patrick Peterson (pictured above, right) couldn’t be more well-suited for the job…

Meet Emeregildo Clark, Healthcare Solutions Specialist

Emeregildo Clark (Emery as he prefers to be called), grew up about four blocks from where Cambria Heights Neighborhood Care stands today. “I played sports around here, rode my bike, and hung out at the supermarket just up the block from Neighborhood Care. I used to get babysat at the Jamaican bakery and did my…

UFCW Local 2013 — Rising Out Of the Ashes of 348-S

By Joe Maniscalco, LaborPress

Three years ago, when Louis Mark Carotenuto first came to the union that would become Local 2013, he found the group’s 430 preexisting contracts in complete and utter disarray. Some of the 15,000 members hadn’t seen a representative in so long, they had no idea they even had a union representing them…

The Traffic Agents Who Nabbed a Hit-Run Driver

By Steven Wishnia, LaborPress

In the afternoon rush hour on June 4, Traffic Enforcement Agents Christina Drayton and Raheem Harris (pictured above, center) were coming back from a routine shift in Co-op City. They’d been keeping intersections and crosswalks clear, as part of the Vision Zero program, and were on their way to pick up other agents and bring them back to the office. They were waiting at a red light in the Pelham Bay section…

Consumers’ Needs and Wants in the Digital Age

By Sally Poblete, Founder and CEO, Wellthie

Open enrollment is right around the corner and individuals are prepared to shop. While many consumers have already bought plans, 33 million Americans remain uninsured. The uninsured may be waiting in the wings because the process of purchasing health insurance is complex and information is all too often unclear. However, today’s consumers are savvy…

Local 94’s Bill Caramico: Educating for a Union Future

By Steven Wishnia, LaborPress

“I’m not a labor hero,” insists William Caramico (pictured above) of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 94. “I’m telling the stories of the true labor heroes.” Caramico, 61, a mechanic and shop steward at the New York Post printing plant, teaches classes on labor history to new Local 94 members as part of their three-year technical training program. He brings a lot of passion and fervor to it…

Evet Stephens Made History

By Joe Maniscalco, LaborPress

The last thing Evet Stephen’s (pictured above, right) parents wanted for their daughter back in 1987 was for her to become an operating engineer. But that’s exactly what the former National Guard member did, becoming IUOE Local 14-14bB’s first African-American female member upon leaving the military and completing the union’s rigorous four-and-a-half year Apprenticeship Program…

Protect Yourself Against Breast Cancer

Each year more than 230,000 women in the U.S. get breast cancer. Screening and early detection can help fight breast cancer at its earliest stages…

Iraq Veteran, Honored Ironworker: Roberto LeFurgy

By Joe Maniscalco, LaborPress

Four years ago, Local 361 apprentice Rob LeFurgy (pictured above, center) wasn’t even sure what an ironworker did. All the decorated Iraqi war veteran knew for certain was that he sorely missed the brotherhood and sense of higher purpose he had known serving in the U.S. Army. Becoming an ironworker, however, has gone a long way to satisfying those intense feelings of longing and restoring the 28-year-old Oakdale, Long Island resident’s hope in a brighter future…

Paying Tribute to the Heroes of Labor

By Karen Ignagni
President and CEO, EmblemHealth

Every year, the men and women who work at EmblemHealth look forward to partnering with LaborPress to present the Heroes of Labor awards. This year, I am honored to join my colleagues in paying tribute to the brave, imaginative and pathbreaking union members who keep us safe, make our lives better, and are role models for our children…

Embracing the Health-Conscious Consumer

Consumers are more health conscious than ever, demanding healthier products and services. In response, brands across all industries are increasingly focused on helping people achieve their health goals. EmblemHealth has a long commitment to helping all New Yorkers stay healthy, get well and live better. During 2015 Advertising Week, a four-day event featuring inspiring thought…

" I am thrilled that Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is able to collaborate with EmblemHealth as we move forward with a new initiative focusing on family caregivers. We already have learned so much from the work of Greg Johnson, who provided the leadership that has made the family caregiver program at EmblemHealth so outstanding, and we are confident that there is even more we can learn together that will improve the lives of family caregivers and those for whom they care. "W. Daniel Hale, Ph.D. Special Advisor, Office of the President Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Faith in Action — A Celebration of Family Caregiving

EmblemHealth has been a leader in the arena of family caregiving. Our innovative Care for the Family Caregiver Program — introduced over a decade ago — serves the growing community of nonprofessionals who provide unpaid care to their loved ones, often at great personal cost. Today, our work is local, national and international, not only…

" In honor of National Physician Assistants (PA) week, EmblemHealth proudly recognizes all hardworking PAs who provide outstanding quality care to our members. We thank you for your continuous commitment to the people of New York and the services you provide so they can stay healthy, get well and live better. Join me in saying thanks — we greatly appreciate your tireless dedication to patient care, and recognize the positive impact you make in health care. "Dr. Joseph Zeitlin, Chief Medical Officer, EmblemHealth

Celebrating Our Commitment to Our Customers

By Suzanne Ronner, VP, Customer Experience, EmblemHealth

Today’s shifting health insurance landscape is putting the consumer at the center and that’s exactly where they should be. Our world is fast-paced and constantly moving. We understand we need to adapt along with it in order to meet the needs of our customers and help them live the healthiest lives they can…

Accessible Health Care

Academy of Medical & Public Health Services has been honored a Commitment to Care Award for eliminating barriers to clinical health care for underserved immigrant populations. Academy of Medical & Public Health Services (AMPHS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 and dedicated to offering accessible health care to underserved immigrant populations. AMPHS strongly believes…