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LaborPress Honors Five at Annual Leadership Awards Reception
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LaborPress Honors Five at Annual Leadership Awards Reception

New York, NY – LaborPress honored five leaders in labor at its annual Leadership Awards Reception held in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, December 3. This year’s award-winners included Nicholas LaMorte, Civil Services Employees Association Region One president; Mark Gregorio, president, TEI Group; Matthew Chartrand, Ironworkers Local 361 business manager; Mark Cannizzaro, Council of School Supervisors…

Judge Halts San Antonio’s Paid-Sick-Leave Ordinance
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Judge Halts San Antonio’s Paid-Sick-Leave Ordinance

SAN ANTONIO, Tex.—A Bexar County judge issued an injunction Nov. 22 that will prevent San Antonio’s paid-sick-leave ordinance from going into effect on Dec. 1. The measure, first enacted last summer and revised in October, would require employers to provide up to 56 hours a year of earned paid sick time. It would cover more…

Worker Who Warned of Hotel Collapse Facing Deportation
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Worker Who Warned of Hotel Collapse Facing Deportation

NEW ORLEANS, La.—The New Orleans construction worker who warned his bosses just before a fatal building collapse last month is facing imminent deportation. Delmer Joel Ramírez Palma, a 38-year-old metal worker on the future Hard Rock hotel, had complained about the 18-story structure shaking, uncured concrete, and the building not being level on Oct. 11,…

NYC Sanitation Bill Pro-Union
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NYC Sanitation Bill Pro-Union

NEW YORK, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed the Commercial Waste Zones Law. The bill is expected to drastically change how trash is collected from businesses across the city – improve worker safety, cutting pollution, and controlling costs for businesses. The commercial waste industry had been rife with dangerous practices. Over 90 private…

Safe Streets Bill Now Law
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Safe Streets Bill Now Law

NEW YORK, NY — New legislation commits New York City to build 250 miles of protected bike lanes and 150 miles of dedicated bus lanes over five years. “I’m proud to sign this new safe streets legislation that will further the ambitious commitments we’ve begun under Vision Zero,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We thank Speaker Johnson…

NYC Plans Permanent Housing For Homeless
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, New York

NYC Plans Permanent Housing For Homeless

NEW YORK—New York City plans to work with not-for-profit housing developers to acquire and rehabilitate 14 residential “cluster site” building. These buildings currently being used to house homeless families. This project will convert these structures into over 200 permanent affordable housing units for homeless New Yorkers. The program will allow more than 200 homeless families…

Prescription for Controlling Pharmacy Drug Costs
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Municipal Government, New York

Prescription for Controlling Pharmacy Drug Costs

New York, NY — The experienced benefits experts at IMA Financial specializes in helping our clients manage their Health and Welfare plans.   Our consultative approach is an ongoing, year-over-year process that includes data and strategy review, compliance support, pre-renewal, and renewal work, and support for implementation and year-ed responsibilities.   This cycle continually builds upon itself,…

UUP President Urging Energy Efficiency
Education, Environment and Energy, Features, Municipal Government, New York

UUP President Urging Energy Efficiency

Albany, NY – UUP President Frederick E. Kowal, Ph.D., delivered testimony Nov. 13 urging lawmakers to reduce NYS reliance on non-renewable energy sources and move SUNY toward meeting the mandates of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. Kowal testified before a joint hearing by the Assembly standing committees on Higher Education and Environmental Conservation. The…

Public Ownership of Natural Gas Systems Needed
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Public Ownership of Natural Gas Systems Needed

“I applaud Governor Cuomo for moving to revoke National Grid’s certificate to operate its gas franchise. The Governor’s letter rightfully highlights the coercive and abusive tactics that National Grid undertook to try to drum up support for the environmentally backward fracked gas Williams Pipeline.  “It is time to recognize that National Grid and Con Edison’s…

AFL-CIO HIT Invests $52 Million in Bronx Betances Senior Apartments
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AFL-CIO HIT Invests $52 Million in Bronx Betances Senior Apartments

Bronx, New York –  The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance the $98 million new construction of the Betances Senior development in the Bronx, NY.  The eight-story project will create 152 new units of housing exclusively reserved for seniors with incomes up to 50% of the Area Median Income. There is no…

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