Environment and Energy

How Can the Bosses be ‘Neutral’ When They’re Spending $340 Million on Union-Busting Lawyers?
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How Can the Bosses be ‘Neutral’ When They’re Spending $340 Million on Union-Busting Lawyers?

Reporter’s Notebook New York, NY – In response to hard-pressed staffers seeking to organize with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union [RWDSU], Housing Works — the venerable nonprofit dedicated to aiding marginalized New York City communities — did what a lot of corporations do in the face of employee uprisings — they hired a…

NYC to Remove Rikers from its Official Map
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NYC to Remove Rikers from its Official Map

New York, NY – As part of its ongoing commitment to close the jail facilities at Rikers Island, New York City began the land use process to officially prohibit the incarceration of the individual after December 31, 2026. This is the first step in the Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP) to change Riker’s designation on…

Humana #1 in Customer Service for a 2nd Year!
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Humana #1 in Customer Service for a 2nd Year!

Humana® has been recognized as the “No. 1 in Customer Service”[1] for the second year in a row among health insurance companies, by Newsweek’s 2020 list of America’s Best Customer Service, and as “The No. 1 Health Insurer” [2], of 17 health insurance brands, by Forrester Research Inc. with “the highest percentage of customers having…

LaborPress Honors Five at Annual Leadership Awards Reception
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LaborPress Honors Five at Annual Leadership Awards Reception

New York, NY – LaborPress honored five leaders in labor at its annual Leadership Awards Reception held in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, December 3. This year’s award-winners included Nicholas LaMorte, Civil Services Employees Association Region One president; Mark Gregorio, president, TEI Group; Matthew Chartrand, Ironworkers Local 361 business manager; Mark Cannizzaro, Council of School Supervisors…

Judge Halts San Antonio’s Paid-Sick-Leave Ordinance
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Judge Halts San Antonio’s Paid-Sick-Leave Ordinance

SAN ANTONIO, Tex.—A Bexar County judge issued an injunction Nov. 22 that will prevent San Antonio’s paid-sick-leave ordinance from going into effect on Dec. 1. The measure, first enacted last summer and revised in October, would require employers to provide up to 56 hours a year of earned paid sick time. It would cover more…

Worker Who Warned of Hotel Collapse Facing Deportation
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Worker Who Warned of Hotel Collapse Facing Deportation

NEW ORLEANS, La.—The New Orleans construction worker who warned his bosses just before a fatal building collapse last month is facing imminent deportation. Delmer Joel Ramírez Palma, a 38-year-old metal worker on the future Hard Rock hotel, had complained about the 18-story structure shaking, uncured concrete, and the building not being level on Oct. 11,…

NYC Sanitation Bill Pro-Union
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NYC Sanitation Bill Pro-Union

NEW YORK, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed the Commercial Waste Zones Law. The bill is expected to drastically change how trash is collected from businesses across the city – improve worker safety, cutting pollution, and controlling costs for businesses. The commercial waste industry had been rife with dangerous practices. Over 90 private…

Safe Streets Bill Now Law
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Safe Streets Bill Now Law

NEW YORK, NY — New legislation commits New York City to build 250 miles of protected bike lanes and 150 miles of dedicated bus lanes over five years. “I’m proud to sign this new safe streets legislation that will further the ambitious commitments we’ve begun under Vision Zero,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We thank Speaker Johnson…

NYC Plans Permanent Housing For Homeless
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, New York

NYC Plans Permanent Housing For Homeless

NEW YORK—New York City plans to work with not-for-profit housing developers to acquire and rehabilitate 14 residential “cluster site” building. These buildings currently being used to house homeless families. This project will convert these structures into over 200 permanent affordable housing units for homeless New Yorkers. The program will allow more than 200 homeless families…

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