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The 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO announced the endorsements of candidates running for office in the November 3, 2020 elections. 

Year after year, we see efforts to repeal the Scaffold Safety Law, as reported in the article “Renewed calls to ditch Scaffold Law,” Sept. 30. The argument is always the same: dollars over lives.

The fact is construction workers are doing some of the most dangerous jobs in America. Those who place costs over the safety, health and well-being of workers should be ashamed of themselves.

Broadway, one of the biggest tourist destinations in New York City will remain closed for the rest of the year and New York's Metropolitan Opera just canceled its entire season because of the coronavirus. 
On this podcast we hear from James Claffey Jr., president of Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) on when and how live performances will return and how workers are coping with the lights out.

By Mario Cilento as seen today in the Buffalo News

Labor Day parades have been postponed and celebrations with family and friends will include masks and social distancing. But we can honor working people by acknowledging where we have been and where we need to go.