Environment and Energy

Housing Extension for Sandy Victims
Environment and Energy

Housing Extension for Sandy Victims

March 21, 2013 By Stephanie West Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program Extended in NY for an Additional 14 Days. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 14-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Superstorm Sandy who cannot return…

Recovery Projects from  Sandy Continue: Local 638 to the Rescue
Environment and Energy

Recovery Projects from Sandy Continue: Local 638 to the Rescue

February 28, 2013 Around Town by Neal Tepel The impact of Hurricane Sandy knocked out critical infrastructure across New York, especially at the Southern tip of Manhattan. Tunnels and subways were flooded, infrastructure in countless buildings was decimated, electrical and phone services were knocked out and in some cases still in need of serious repairs…

Environment and Energy

Stop Fracking Now

February 27, 2013 By Alex Beauchamp, Northeast Region Director Food & Water Watch abeauchamp@fwwatch.org I have great news. The Cuomo administration hasmissed a key fracking deadline, guaranteeing that we'll keep the destructive practice out of our state for at least a little longer. This is a relief, and it's no exaggeration to say that we…

Environment and Energy

IAFF Response To Super Storm Sandy

February 26, 2013 
Around Town By Neal Tepel

 Super Storm Sandy devastated the homes and lives of many fire fighters. In the wake of this disaster, union members answered the call, making a donation to help fire fighters and their families through the IAFF Charitable Foundation.


New York Disaster Services Available
Environment and Energy

New York Disaster Services Available

January 29, 2013 By Manny Castro As our community is still struggling because of immigration status restrictions on disaster relief benefits, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) continues to call on the Mayor and Governor to make more relief assistance available to all New Yorkers. 

Environment and Energy

O’Donnell Believes Hydrofracking Remains Risky

January 11, 2013 By Susan Smith LaborPress Albany Bureau Assembly Member O'Donnell attended a joint Assembly hearing on the drilling practice known as “hydrofracking.” This January 10 e hearing was hosted by the Environmental Conservation Committee, the Health Committee, and the Administrative Regulations Review Commission.

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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