National Report from Washington Working families look forward to hard earned vacations, but the often enjoyed national parks are under siege. These parks just dodged a bullet. Secretary Ryan Zinke and President Trump’s proposed 8% cuts with 4,000 fewer jobs for the national parks didn’t happen in the Omnibus Funding Bill just passed and signed…
FRANKFORT, KY.—Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed legislation Mar. 30 that will limit workers’ compensation benefits for permanent partial disability to 15 years from the date of their on-the-job injury.
Albany, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced an additional $250 million in emergency state resources to address the ongoing health and public safety crises faced by 400,000 New York City Housing Authority tenants. In total, the state’s commitment over the past several years is now $550 million. The
Healthplex was created in 1977 by two New York dentists who saw the growing demand for affordable dental insurance within the union community and decided to do something about it.
“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.