Environment and Energy

21 States Raising Minimum Wage for New Year; 21 Still Stuck at $7.25
Building Trades, Education, Entertainment, Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Retail, topslot, Transportation

21 States Raising Minimum Wage for New Year; 21 Still Stuck at $7.25

NEW YORK, N.Y.—As the clock ticks over to a new decade, 21 states will raise their minimum wages. The 24 states and 48 cities and counties that will do so sometime in 2020 will be “the greatest number of states and localities ever to raise their wage floors” in a calendar year, according to a report released…

No New Talks as Asarco Strike Enters 12thWeek
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

No New Talks as Asarco Strike Enters 12thWeek

TUCSON, Ariz.—The strike by more than 1,700 workers at Asarco copper mines and refineries in Arizona and Texas entered its 12thweek Dec. 29 with no new contract talks scheduled. Asarco, the Tucson-based subsidiary of the Mexican conglomerate Grupo México, has instead been using strikebreakers—which could violate the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement approved by the…

Electricians Bring ‘Muscle Memory’ to Queens Sculpture Park
Building Trades, Education, Entertainment, Environment and Energy, Features, Multimedia, New York, topslot

Electricians Bring ‘Muscle Memory’ to Queens Sculpture Park

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The metal crossbars shimmer as the solar-powered lights below them cut through the evening’s cold rain and fog. Those crossbars, galvanized electrical conduit and aluminum tubing, twist upward in a double-helix pattern around a spine whose vertebrae are the conduit holders electricians call “Mae Wests.” The undulating outer edges are held together by…

Trio of Labor Leaders Appointed to NYC Board Hoping to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Building Trades, Education, Entertainment, Environment and Energy, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Retail, topslot, Transportation

Trio of Labor Leaders Appointed to NYC Board Hoping to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

NEW YORK, NY— New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson have  announced  the appointment of IUOE Local 94 Training Director Howard Styles and IBEW Local 3 Tresurer Michael Yee and SEIU 32BJ Political Director Candis Tolliver to the NYC Climate Advisory Board. In addition. Twelve other prominent New Yorkers will also serve on the board. “With New…

AG James, Comptroller Stringer, and 32BJ President Bragg Return More Than $400,000 in Recovered Wages to Underpaid Building Service Workers
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

AG James, Comptroller Stringer, and 32BJ President Bragg Return More Than $400,000 in Recovered Wages to Underpaid Building Service Workers

NEW YORK, NY – on December 17th Attorney General Letitia James, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, and 32BJ SEIU President Kyle Bragg distributed more than $400,000 in back wage plus interest to 11 building service employees. “There is zero tolerance for cheating workers out of their hard-earned pay,” said Attorney General James. “As a result…

Statement on the Veto of the  Charitable Bail Fund Reform Act
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Statement on the Veto of the Charitable Bail Fund Reform Act

“I am deeply disturbed by Governor Cuomo’s veto of my bill, the Charitable Bail Fund Reform Act, S.494. In 2012, I passed a law to enable charitable bail organizations to function in New York State. This law has given justice to countless New Yorkers so they could keep jobs, homes, and families intact instead of being…

How Can the Bosses be ‘Neutral’ When They’re Spending $340 Million on Union-Busting Lawyers?
Building Trades, Education, Entertainment, Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Retail, topslot, Transportation

How Can the Bosses be ‘Neutral’ When They’re Spending $340 Million on Union-Busting Lawyers?

Reporter’s Notebook New York, NY – In response to hard-pressed staffers seeking to organize with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union [RWDSU], Housing Works — the venerable nonprofit dedicated to aiding marginalized New York City communities — did what a lot of corporations do in the face of employee uprisings — they hired a…

NYC to Remove Rikers from its Official Map
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

NYC to Remove Rikers from its Official Map

New York, NY – As part of its ongoing commitment to close the jail facilities at Rikers Island, New York City began the land use process to officially prohibit the incarceration of the individual after December 31, 2026. This is the first step in the Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP) to change Riker’s designation on…

Humana #1 in Customer Service for a 2nd Year!
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

Humana #1 in Customer Service for a 2nd Year!

Humana® has been recognized as the “No. 1 in Customer Service”[1] for the second year in a row among health insurance companies, by Newsweek’s 2020 list of America’s Best Customer Service, and as “The No. 1 Health Insurer” [2], of 17 health insurance brands, by Forrester Research Inc. with “the highest percentage of customers having…

1 2 3 4 5 6 26