Environment and Energy

Environment and Energy

ILA Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund Established

November 26, 2012 Diane Cohen, Washington DC Bureau 

The International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO has established a Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund for its membership and families living and working in the New York -New Jersey area who were affected by the devastating storm. The Greater Metropolitan area was hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy on October 29 and…

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Quinn: Rebuilding New York Will Require Billions in Investment

November 15, 2012 By Marc Bussanich Scientists have been warning for decades that global warming will cause severe damage if carbon emissions aren’t curbed. The jury is still out whether global warming was responsible for Hurricane Sandy, but the catastrophic storm has strengthened calls for the federal government to take action. Indeed, City Council Speaker…

Environment and Energy

Sandy Fuels Concern On Climate Change


November 16, 2012 Washington, DC Superstorm Sandy is fueling concerns about climate change and how it's inflating the costs and risks of extreme weather, according to a new post-election poll from Zogby Analytics. The poll shows key voting groups in the 2012 election – Hispanics, women, young voters – are among those most concerned with…

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Majority of Local 1-2 Members Vote for New Contract

Majority of Local 1-2 Members Vote for New Contract August 29, 2012 By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter   It’s been a month since Local 1-2 members of the Utility Workers Union of America returned to their jobs as a result of Governor Andrew Cuomo intervening to help end the Con Edison lockout of 8,500…

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