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Latest Buzz…Stuart Appelbaum…Governor Cuomo…Bill de Blasio…More!
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, National, Retail

Latest Buzz…Stuart Appelbaum…Governor Cuomo…Bill de Blasio…More!

New York, NY – On the latest episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, Host Bill Hohlfeld talks to RWDSU President and UFCW Executive VP Stuart Appelbaum about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s push to end the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers in New York; attorneys John Elefterakis and Jeffrey Bromfeld about the pressure on hurt workers to…

NYC Providing Aid to Puerto Rico
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, New York

NYC Providing Aid to Puerto Rico

NEW YORK, NY —A public-private partnership has provided over $1.5 million worth of supplies ­– including clothing, bedding and other home goods – to residents displaced by Hurricane Maria, which struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, over $200,000 has been pledged from New Yorkers through the Mayor’s Fund website and voluntary payroll donations…

Workers’ Must Be Protected from Deadly Silica Dust
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, National

Workers’ Must Be Protected from Deadly Silica Dust

Washington DC – “The U.S Court of Appeals has upheld OSHA’s finding – based on extensive research and expert testimony – that silica dust is significant risk to workers’ health. The silica standard remains in effect, with feasible, affordable requirements to reduce dust in the workplace and protect workers from silicosis and other potentially life-threatening…

NYC Develops East Harlem Promenade
Environment and Energy, Features, New York

NYC Develops East Harlem Promenade

NEW YORK, NY —New York City has committed to a major investment and construction of a brand new section of the Greenway, between East 125th and East 132nd streets has begun. This project when completed would close one of the last remaining gaps in the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, a major step towards completing a contiguous…

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