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California First Responders Get Minimum Wage to Fight Wildfires
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, National

California First Responders Get Minimum Wage to Fight Wildfires

Sooma, Calif.—Hundreds of the men and women risking their lives to battle the massive, fast-moving wildfires devastating Northern California are being paid only $10.50 an hour for it—the state’s minimum wage. Under International Association of Firefighters Local 2881’s contract with “Cal Fire,” the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, entry-level first responders get the…

Syracuse International Airport Upgraded
Features, New York, Transportation

Syracuse International Airport Upgraded

Syracuse, NY – The first phase of a $48.8 million construction project to transform Syracuse Hancock International Airport into a modern-day facility has begun. The project includes a reconstruction of the terminal building  increasing the facility to 14,500 square feet. Construction is scheduled to conclude in the fall of 2018. 

‘Fire’ and More on This Week’s ‘Buzz’
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Multimedia, Municipal Government, Transportation

‘Fire’ and More on This Week’s ‘Buzz’

New York, NY – On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we introduce you to “Fire”, a new off- Broadway play performing this month based on the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, and “iWalk4Meso”,  the new campaign to combat mesothelioma, an insidious disease afflicting thousands of workers each year. We also discuss the future…

NYC’s Pension Funds Invests in Affordable Housing
Features, Finance, New York

NYC’s Pension Funds Invests in Affordable Housing

New York, NY — Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and the New York City Pension Funds have announced that $450 million will be allocated to support affordable housing across the five boroughs. The investment in Pension Funds will create tens of thousands of affordable homes and units citywide. City pension funds have created or preserved over 100,000 affordable…

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