Environment and Energy

‘No Movement’ From Company in National Grid Lockout
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‘No Movement’ From Company in National Grid Lockout

HAVERHILL, Mass.—The lockout of more than 1,100 National Grid gas workers in Massachusetts is now well into its second month with no sign of an end, union members say. “Every time we’ve met with the company’s negotiating team we’ve asked two questions,” Jeff Hamel of United Steelworkers Local 12012-04 told the Eagle-Tribune. “If they’ll allow…

House Democrats Question Proposal to Let Teens Take Hazardous Jobs
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House Democrats Question Proposal to Let Teens Take Hazardous Jobs

WASHINGTON—Trump administration proposals to revamp regulations in order to let more 16- and 17-year-olds perform hazardous jobs has piqued the ire of 47 House Democrats. The Department of Labor has announced plans to revise “hazardous occupations orders” that prohibit workers under 18 from working in roofing or operating chainsaws, except for apprentices under close supervision…

NYC Comptroller: Local Residents Left Behind in Gentrifying Neighborhoods
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NYC Comptroller: Local Residents Left Behind in Gentrifying Neighborhoods

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Amid explosive economic growth across New York City, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has released an updated 2018 edition of his “Neighborhood Economic Profiles” report finding that local residents in gentrifying neighborhoods are largely being left out of the recent economic expansion. “The economic growth in our neighborhoods is good news, but…

NYS Assists in Reuniting Immigrant Children with Parents
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

NYS Assists in Reuniting Immigrant Children with Parents

ALBANY, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  has requested information from federal agencies on the remaining separated children in New York to help reunite them with their families. New York is providing critical services to families involved in the reunification process. The State is working closely with local advocacy organizations in identifying separated children and assisting in the…

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