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Dept. of Labor helping workers affected by cosmetics factory fire Verla International is under intense scrutiny following an explosion that left 1 person dead

December 8th, 2017

NEWBURGH — A 6-month investigation is being conducted by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration into working conditions at Verla International after a deadly explosion at the cosmetic manufacturer’s facility in New Windsor that killed one person and injured at least 125 others. Workers’ rights advocates say the factory had […]

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December 4th, 2017

We need your support in protecting and improving the rights of low-wage workers and farmworkers across New York State.  The demand for our legal, educational and social services has grown exponentially under the Trump administration making our work particularly challenging in the past year.  Still, our dedicated staff, volunteers and allies remain poised to advocate […]

Factory workers, families concerned about safety after deadly fire

December 4th, 2017

By Daniel Axelrod – Times Herald-Record / Amanda Spadaro – Times Herald-Record Posted Dec 2, 2017 at 6:58 PMUpdated Dec 2, 2017 at 6:58 PM    NEW WINDSOR – An Orange County fire inspector ruled Wednesday that the explosive Nov. 20 fire at Verla International LLC’s factory that killed a worker and led 125 people to seek medical treatment was accidental, caused by static electricity […]