Environment and Energy

Big Job Losses in Clean Energy Sector Could Top  500,000, Thanks to COVID-19
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Big Job Losses in Clean Energy Sector Could Top 500,000, Thanks to COVID-19

New York, NY – The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is causing havoc in the clean energy sector as job losses amounted to over 100,000 just in March and is expected to surpass 500,000 by the end of June if there is no additional intervention by Congress.  That’s according to a report released April 15, by E2,…

Congressional CARES ACT Provides Economic Relief to Employees
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Congressional CARES ACT Provides Economic Relief to Employees

Washington, DC – In its latest response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Congress has passed the third package of emergency relief legislation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security “CARES” Act. This bill will provide immediate economic relief for workers across the United States, many of whom found themselves out of work overnight due to…

Workers Need Safe Healthy Work Environments
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Workers Need Safe Healthy Work Environments

Washington – DC, The Teamsters are raising concerns that coronavirus-related stimulus legislation is not addressing the health and safety of workers across industries. Whether it’s those in food processing, drivers who transport goods to market, those who stock the shelves, or cashiers who handle the sales, standards are needed to ensure their personal safety in…

Statement of President Tony Utano on the line of duty death of Conductor Peter Petrassi
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York, Transportation

Statement of President Tony Utano on the line of duty death of Conductor Peter Petrassi

“The death due to the Coronavirus of our brother, Peter Petrassi, is a terrible tragedy. TWU Local 100 feels this loss and mourns with his family. Conductor Petrassi’s passing is a line-of-duty death just as if he had been killed on the job in any number of ways that have struck down transit workers in…

It’s a National War Against COVID-19 and Needs the Federal Government to Take Charge
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

It’s a National War Against COVID-19 and Needs the Federal Government to Take Charge

New York, NY – COVID-19 is causing concerns for doctors and nurses regarding the use and availability of personal protective equipment (PPE).  The threat to physical safety and overwork is causing health care workers symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and distress. As the troops in the front line become ill, thousands of healthcare professionals will…

Meet Laurent Laor and Viveka Health…
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Meet Laurent Laor and Viveka Health…

New York, NY – Laurent Laor MSc MBA, AHFI, is an author, speaker and founder of Viveka Health, a company whose mission is “to drive value in healthcare through automation and intelligence.” By eliminating fraud, waste, abuse and errors, Viveka’s technologies reduces benefit fund healthcare expenses by up to 20-percent. Their solutions for member eligibility,…

Charter Communications  Won’t Let People Work From Home; Fires Critic
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Charter Communications Won’t Let People Work From Home; Fires Critic

DENVER, Colo.—The Charter Communications cable-TV and Internet company, whose New York field technicians have been on strike for three years since it slashed their health benefits, is being equally harsh with its office staff. Workers in several different cities told the tech-news site Gizmodo that the company is refusing to let them work from home…

Credit Bureaus Need to Protect Consumers from Negative Impacts on Credit Scores due to COVID-19
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Credit Bureaus Need to Protect Consumers from Negative Impacts on Credit Scores due to COVID-19

“COVID-19 has upended the lives and finances of consumers across the nation, and especially in New York City which is already experiencing enormous economic fallout. I am calling on all major credit bureaus – FICO, TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax – to take immediate action to protect consumer credit scores from any negative impact on their…

Expanded COVID-19 Testing In NYC
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Expanded COVID-19 Testing In NYC

NEW YORK, NY – NYC Health & Hospitals will expand their COVID-19 testing capacity by 5,000 tests per day   This expanded testing for H & H is critical to protecting the New Yorkers most at risk in this epidemic. The new partnership between H&H and BioReference will get us the increased testing and faster results. In addition to the…

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