Author: Joe Maniscalco

Joe Maniscalco is a journalist and freelance writer based in New York City. His work has appeared in a variety of news outlets ranging from the NewYorkPost.com to Alternet.org. He's spent the last decade covering workplace justice issues, the American Labor Movement and steadfastly avoiding well-paid corporate media gigs.

 Ticker Tape and Empty Accolades Are Meant to Keep Frontline Covid Workers in Check New York City threw essential workers a ticker-tape parade along the canyon of heroes last week. And somehow, Gotham’s gilded oligarchs were spared the unsavory sight of marchers in matching “I Saved Your Asses From COVID-19 And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt” gear. Exhausted healthcare workers along with their counterparts in children’s services, transportation, retail and other frontline sectors appeared too giddy about surviving the one-time epicenter of Covid and putting the worst of the ongoing pandemic behind them to pass up a well-deserved…

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The Pandemic Isn’t Over, but the New Administration Is Acting Like It Is On Donald Trump’s watch workers were callously denied enforceable workplace safety measures during the Covid pandemic. Now frontline workers charge President Joe Biden is failing to protect American workers toiling during the continuing pandemic. “They have certainly broken a promise,” Sonia Singh, co-director of the Food Chain Workers Alliance said. “It was very clear, that promise for the ETS (Emergency Temporary Standard) was for all workers.” That, of course, was not what frontline workers ultimately got when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its proposed…

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