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Politics of Workers' Compensation in New York State: Developing a Pro-Labor Strategy to Defeat Business-Sponsored 'Reform' and Win Increased Protection for Workers

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This article chronicles the rise in premium costs that triggered a campaign by the employer and insurer lobbies in New York state to introduce legislative reforms reducing benefits to injured workers. This article analyzes the lobby behind these reforms, highlighting the factors that made the anti-worker campaign so successful and offering recommendations for a pro-worker response.

Source: Tarpinian, Greg, et al. The Politics of Workers’ Compensation in New York State: Developing a Pro-Labor Strategy to Defeat Business-Sponsored ‘Reform’ and Win Increased Protection for Workers. New Solutions. Vol. 7, No. 4 (Summer 1997). Reproduced with permission.

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