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June 2019 Archives

Union leaders of New York City carpentry union charged with fraud

Want to be a member of the New York carpenters union? Pay me first. That was the route Salvatore Tagliaferro, the president of Local 926, a Brooklyn-based union tied to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in America and John “Cigars” Defalco, the vice president of local 127 in Manhattan, tied to the same union, chose to follow. Beginning their antics in 2017, the two men were accused of demanding bribes from interested members.

Compassionate allowances under SSDI

If a New York resident wishes to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration, they must submit an application and supporting materials to prove their need. After their application has been received by a field office for Social Security it may take weeks or even months for the applicant to receive notice of their approval or rejection. If their application is rejected they may spend more time appealing the decision and working to secure the support that they require.

Social Security Disability and Your "Date Last Insured"

No one wants to get sick, to have an accident, to become disabled. But sometimes life happens, and if you become disabled and your disability keeps you from being able to work, you should think about the beginning the process of filing for disability with Social Security.

What are the Big 4 of construction accidents?

The construction industry is a booming part of the New York economy. From residential complexes to sprawling shopping centers to skyscraping office buildings, there are many different construction projects underway throughout the city and surrounding metropolitan area. Though machines and equipment are essential to putting up the homes and businesses that support New Yorkers' lives, construction workers are the heart of the efforts that go into new building projects.

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