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Hurricanes Force Firefighters to Miss IAFF Memorial
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Hurricanes Force Firefighters to Miss IAFF Memorial

Colorado Springs, Colo.— The International Association of Fire Fighters Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, held this year on the morning of Sept. 16, is normally a time when firefighters from throughout the U.S. and Canada come to honor their dead—but this year, some will miss it because they’re working on hurricane-recovery efforts.

Green Jobs are the Future
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Green Jobs are the Future

June 2, 2016 By Maria Castaneda, Secretary Treasurer of 1199SEIU As healthcare workers, we care for patients who suffer from the effects of pollution and who are victims of superstorms which are becoming more extreme because of climate change. We also live and raise our children in communities, from the Rockaways to the Finger Lakes,…

Earth Day is Every Day
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Earth Day is Every Day

April 25, 2016 By Sarah Jessup LaborPress Kids Correspondent New York, NY – Earth day is a special day that should be celebrated around the world. We need to be very appreciative and protective of our planet. We now put much CO2 into the atmosphere and it causes Global Warming. If our atmosphere continues to…

Wildlife Needs Family Farms to Survive
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Wildlife Needs Family Farms to Survive

June 9, 2015 By John Larson Executive Director, American Farmland Trust Washington, DC – Half of the nation’s protected species use farmland for over eighty percent of their habitat. But more and more of these family farms are going extinct. And over the past few years, state funding for farmland preservation has been slashed by…

Union Know-How Helping NYCHA Go Green
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Union Know-How Helping NYCHA Go Green

April 14, 2015 By Neal Tepel New York, NY  – The largest energy savings program for any public housing authority in the country will begin in New York City. Through a series of competitive Energy Performance Contracts (EPC), over $100 million in work will occur across 300 NYCHA developments. 

Half Billion NYS Clean Water Funds Diverted
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Half Billion NYS Clean Water Funds Diverted

November 24, 2014 By Peter Iwanowicz Albany, NY – It is shameful that as communities across the state struggle to find the funding to repair crumbling sewage systems and drinking water supplies, we learn that the Cuomo Administration was working in secret for more than a year to divert more than a half a billion…

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