Environment and Energy

NSTAR & UWUA Reach Contract Agreement
Environment and Energy

NSTAR & UWUA Reach Contract Agreement

June 11, 2013 By Jerry King BOSTON, Mass. — NSTAR Electric and Gas and Utility Workers Union of America AFL-CIO, Local 369, have reached agreement on a new three-year contract, awaiting approval by membership. “We are very pleased we were able to work together with the union leadership in a mutually respectful way to achieve…

House Approves Bill to Build Keystone XL Pipeline
Environment and Energy

House Approves Bill to Build Keystone XL Pipeline

May 28, 2013 By Diane Cohen Washington, DC – A bipartisan bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, create thousands of American jobs, and increase the Nation’s energy security was approved by the House of Representatives.  H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, ends the President’s long delay of this thoroughly reviewed and…

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a Game of “Hide and Seek”
Environment and Energy

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a Game of “Hide and Seek”

April 8, 2013 By Bradley Gerstman Mayor Bloomberg’s latest attempt at a nanny New York City has reached an all time low. Targeting the experimental nature of underage smokers the Mayor’s innovative plan of “hide and seek” contends that if cigarettes are not visible to children, they will simply forget where such products are being sold.

UWUA Wins $1.25 Million Settlement at FirstEnergy
Environment and Energy

UWUA Wins $1.25 Million Settlement at FirstEnergy

April 5, 2013 By Neal Tepel Shinnston, W.Va. – The Utility Workers Union of America announced March 28, 2013 that its members at FirstEnergy’s Harrison Power Station will receive $1.25 million under a settlement agreement negotiated by the UWUA to resolve numerous unfair labor practice charges against the company.

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. 

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