“Earlier this week I stood shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with students who participated in the National Walkout Day as they demanded gun reform. We have heard these students loud and clear and cannot let them down. It is time for politicians to stand up and create real action and policy change.
“The NYCHA residents have recently and effectively organized to publicize the current deplorable conditions in NYCHA housing and commenced a lawsuit. They invited me to view the conditions and intervene because they feel the local government has been non-responsive. I accepted the tenants’ invitation to tour NYCHA facilities and I stand firmly with the residents.
Queens, NY – Sean Collins, linesman for Northline Utilities on Staten Island and a member of IBEW Local 3, died while helping others in Puerto Rico. Sean was scheduled to board a United Airlines flight to New York on February 19th. He never got onto the plane. On February 20th he was discovered dead in a car on…
At several community meetings, I stood up and spoke out against luxury towers that the city’s Economic Development Corporation pitched as part of Inwood’s rezoning. The buildings would loom large over the neighborhood and threaten rent-stabilized tenants next door, possibly pushing them out. Worse, too few units would be made affordable.
New York, NY – New York City has reached an agreement to jumpstart construction of 1,100 affordable apartments on six acres of Willets Point. The new homes will be the first built on the wider Willets Point site which was approved for development by the City Council in 2008.
NEW YORK— New York City is investing $200 million to replace boilers and upgrade heating systems at 20 NYCHA developments. This funding will go towards replacing outdated boilers, and modernizing heating system controls and hot water-making technology.
Albany, NY – The country’s leading contract plastics rotomolded product manufacturer Dutchland Plastics will expand its operations into a new 50,000 square-foot facility in the Village of Canastota in Madison County from its current location in Oneida County.
On Saturday, January 20, and Sunday, January 21, massive demonstrations took place in New York and some 200 other cities, marking the first anniversary of the “women’s marches” the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated President in 2017. The largest was in Los Angeles, with an estimated 500,000 people protesting Trump’s misogyny and the Republicans’…
Albany, NY – All workers have a right to organize and collectively bargain except farm workers in New York State. These workers performing a critical role are excluded from certain rights other employees enjoy.
Washington, DC – A proposed rule released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to lift caps on line speeds and reduce federal oversight in pork processing plants will add to the existing high risk of worker injuries and food contamination according to worker safety experts.