Environment and Energy

Nail Salon & Carwash Workers Push for One Fair Wage
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Nail Salon & Carwash Workers Push for One Fair Wage

NEW YORK, N.Y. –  On Wednesday, June 20th, nail salon and carwash workers, testified at the sixth of seven New York State Department of Labor hearings to review bringing tipped workers in line with the state’s general minimum wage. This is the first of two New York City hearings, the next of which will cover restaurant…

#MeTooMovement Addresses Sexual Harassment in NYS Legislature
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

#MeTooMovement Addresses Sexual Harassment in NYS Legislature

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Women harassed in the New York State Legislature have released recommendations for creating stronger workplace protections in  government. Their ‘white paper’ followed a panel discussion on Tuesday, June 19th at Cooper Union. Several members of the  group claimed sexual harrassment while working for New York State elected officials.

N.H. Electric Co-op Strike Goes to Mediation
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

N.H. Electric Co-op Strike Goes to Mediation

PLYMOUTH, N.H.—A federal mediator joined talks between the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1837 May 11, seeking to resolve the strike that began May 7. The Laconia Daily Sun reported that “there was no immediate breakthrough,” but the mediator would work with bother sides to continue negotiations. The company…

New York Remains on the Forefront of the Labor Movement
Building Trades, Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

New York Remains on the Forefront of the Labor Movement

New York, NY – New York is union strong. The quality of the building trades union work comes from their classroom and on-the-job paid training of apprentices. Think of the teachers educating our children, healthcare professionals caring for all of us; police, firefighters and other public employees, those who make our bridges strong and safe…

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