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Buy Union Made for Thanksgiving

union made list infographic

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching.  Have you completed or at least started your preparations/shopping?  When doing your shopping, please be mindful and buy union made products.  By doing so, you are supporting the Union label and many jobs in this country. The following list comes from Union Label and the products are made by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco […]

General Contractor Held Accountable For Unsafe Place To Work by Sub-Contractor – $850,000 Settlement

General contractors must provide a safe place to work for all sub-contractors. If one sub-contractor leaves a dangerous condition at the construction site and another sub-contractor is hurt, then both the general contractor and the sub-contractor who created the dangerous condition are accountable for the damages caused. Iron workers cannot leave angle irons lying around […]

A Union – Made Thanksgiving

FOA prides itself on fully supporting unions – whether it be providing legal assistance to union members and their families or promoting the use of union-made in America products.  As Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and the preparations have begun, please check out the AFL- CIO’s list of union-made in America food and other Thanksgiving staples: https://bit.ly/2z8g62Y In addition to […]

Bronx Jury Finds for CWA Worker After Car Crash – Verdict $350,000

It was a routine drive back to the Verizon shop on Westchester Ave in the Bronx after a service call when a distracted driver crashed into the side of our clients service truck.   At first, he thought he would be fine, but the pain got worse and worse.  Eventually, he needed surgery to his neck.  […]

Westchester, NY Workplace Slip and Fall Settlement

Most New Yorkers are accustomed to dealing with the aftermath of winter storms- a process that typically involves spreading salt or sand prior to the storm, clearing snow during the storm to prevent buildup, and finally, when the storm ends, clearing the remainder of the snow and ice. Property management companies, entrusted with maintaining safe […]

Do Pre-Existing Conditions Prohibit You from Filing for Workers’ Compensation? Learn More About It

Matter of Pickard: The Claimants and their families received good news from the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board in the form of the Decision handed down in the Matter of Pickard. This case involved a claimant whose husband had a pre-existing heart condition. The claimant’s husband collapsed at work on November 20, 2013 from […]