Environment and Energy

Workers’ Must Be Protected from Deadly Silica Dust
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, National

Workers’ Must Be Protected from Deadly Silica Dust

Washington DC – “The U.S Court of Appeals has upheld OSHA’s finding – based on extensive research and expert testimony – that silica dust is significant risk to workers’ health. The silica standard remains in effect, with feasible, affordable requirements to reduce dust in the workplace and protect workers from silicosis and other potentially life-threatening…

NYC Develops East Harlem Promenade
Environment and Energy, Features, New York

NYC Develops East Harlem Promenade

NEW YORK, NY —New York City has committed to a major investment and construction of a brand new section of the Greenway, between East 125th and East 132nd streets has begun. This project when completed would close one of the last remaining gaps in the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, a major step towards completing a contiguous…

California First Responders Get Minimum Wage to Fight Wildfires
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, National

California First Responders Get Minimum Wage to Fight Wildfires

Sooma, Calif.—Hundreds of the men and women risking their lives to battle the massive, fast-moving wildfires devastating Northern California are being paid only $10.50 an hour for it—the state’s minimum wage. Under International Association of Firefighters Local 2881’s contract with “Cal Fire,” the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, entry-level first responders get the…

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