In national news:

The New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance recently released its 2014 State of the System report addressing benefit levels in the state as well as administrative and regulatory changes. Workers’ Compensation Alliance Chair and paper author Robert Grey stated, “The purpose of this paper is to call for wholesale changes in the workers’ compensation system that will help it return to its core mission of protecting injured workers. These workers have been largely abandoned by a system in hot pursuit of ‘cutting costs.’ Every on-the-job injury represents an obligation to be met by business and government, not a cost to be ignored, avoided or minimized,” said Grey. The paper was cross-endorsed by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), and the National Economic Social Rights Initiative (NESRI.)

Read an overview from Labor Press here. Read/download the full report here.

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