Environment and Energy

Upgrading an Aging Infrastructure is Essential
Environment and Energy

Upgrading an Aging Infrastructure is Essential

March 18, 2014 By Neal Tepel The tragic gas explosion in East Harlem on Wednesday March 13th should not have happened in the first place. Weakened, century-old pipes should have been replaced years ago. The infrastructure in New York City and across the country must be shored up to meet the demands of the 21st…

‘Real Affordability for All’ Campaign Begins
Environment and Energy

‘Real Affordability for All’ Campaign Begins

March 14, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY — The campaign titled 'Real Affordability for All' has defined real affordability as housing that low-income families earning less than $40,000 a year can actually afford. At a lively kick-off event, advocates for more affordable housing in private developments and advocates for better quality public housing…

Economy Continue to Grow with More jobs Added
Environment and Energy

Economy Continue to Grow with More jobs Added

March 14, 2014 By Labor Secretary Perez Washington, DC – “The nation’s economic recovery continued in February, with the creation of 175,000 new jobs with 162,000 of them in the private sector. For four years uninterrupted now – 48 consecutive months – private-sector employment has grown, to the tune of 8.7 million new jobs. The…

City’s Housing Agreement with Domino Sugar
Environment and Energy

City’s Housing Agreement with Domino Sugar

March 5, 2014 By Stephanie West  New York, NY — Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the city has reached an agreement with Two Trees Management on the Domino Sugar development site located on the Williamsburg waterfront. Two trees will now increase the amount of affordable housing by 110,000 square feet for a total of…

San Francisco: A Model for Improving low-Wage Worker Benefits
Environment and Energy

San Francisco: A Model for Improving low-Wage Worker Benefits

January 22, 2014 By Neal Tepel San Francisco, California – Beginning in the late 1990s San Francisco enacted nearly a dozen laws to raise pay, improve benefits, expand health care access and extend paid sick leave for low-wage city residents and workers. Despite warnings about negative effects, these new policies significantly improved pay and benefits…

UWUA Provides Training for Consumers Energy
Environment and Energy

UWUA Provides Training for Consumers Energy

September 5, 2013 By Neal Tepel Jackson, Mich. – The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) has negotiated a new five-year labor agreement with Consumers Energy under which the union will assume a leading role in training employees at Michigan's largest electric and gas utility.

Unions are Powering up With American Solar Partners
Environment and Energy

Unions are Powering up With American Solar Partners

July 23, 2013 By Paul Helou As a leading provider of clean, renewable energy, American Solar Partners (ASP) – a Tuckahoe, New York-based company that develops, designs, and finances solar power projects, both residential and commercial — works with union locals to install solar power systems on their buildings, inspire their members to put solar…

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