Environment and Energy

Trumps Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Death Toll Remarks Inaccurate
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, National

Trumps Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Death Toll Remarks Inaccurate

WASHINGTON, DC – “Over three thousand human beings died in Puerto Rico as a direct result of Hurricane Maria. That is a fact. That is not a made-up number, but an evidence-based statement independently confirmed by prestigious universities and non-partisan organizations. To suggest otherwise further proves the profouand lack of character and empathy that Trump…

Amy Peterson Leads NYC Workforce Development
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Amy Peterson Leads NYC Workforce Development

NEW YORK, NY – Amy Peterson has been appointed Director of the New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development. The office is responsible to connect New Yorkers with workforce training programs and jobs across the Big Apple. Peterson will continue to lead the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery and Build it Back as the program…

NYS Farms Generate Billions
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

NYS Farms Generate Billions

ALBANY, NY – New York state’s farms generated $4.8 billion in revenue in 2017, with 15 agricultural products ranked in the top five nationwide, according to a New York State Comptroller Report. “Agriculture is a crucial piece of the state’s economy, with farms contributing nearly $2.4 billion to the state’s gross domestic product,” DiNapoli said….

Talks to Resume in Montana Talc-Mill Lockout
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Talks to Resume in Montana Talc-Mill Lockout

THREE FORKS, Mont.—The company that locked out workers at its talc-milling plant in Three Forks Aug. 2 has agreed to return to the bargaining table in September, under federal mediation. Imerys America and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers agreed Aug. 27 to schedule the talks for Sept. 11 and 12. The lockout began after members…

Steelworkers Call U.S. Steel’s Two-Tier Contract Offer ‘Insulting’
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Steelworkers Call U.S. Steel’s Two-Tier Contract Offer ‘Insulting’

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—With the United Steelworkers’ contracts with two major steelmakers expiring at midnight Sept. 1, U.S. Steel has proposed a seven-year deal that would cut wages and benefits for future hires—and phase out raises for all workers in favor of profit-sharing bonuses. The proposal would give the more than 16,000 union employees signing bonuses of…

17 Years Later, WTC Health Crisis Deepens
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

17 Years Later, WTC Health Crisis Deepens

Editor’s Note: The following report comes via WBGO.org To hear Bob Hennelly’s investigative piece, click here. It has been seventeen years since the September 11th attack and from all outward signs it appears that lower Manhattan, the physical place, has fully rebounded and that history has moved on. But thousands of 9-11 first responders and survivors are…

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