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Charter/Spectrum Ignores Responsibility; Entices Workers to Give Up Strike
Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Retail

Charter/Spectrum Ignores Responsibility; Entices Workers to Give Up Strike

New York, NY – After nine months striking, the roughly 1,800 Charter/Spectrum workers represented by IBEW Local 3 are headed into the holiday season still unsure about their survival — but the multi-billion-dollar telecom giant that employs them doesn’t want to talk about what it means to be a “good corporate citizen” or what their…

The Importance of Safety Inspections on Construction Sites
Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

The Importance of Safety Inspections on Construction Sites

According to The National Safety Council falls, slips, trips, contact with objects or equipment, overexertion and being struck by a falling object accounted for over 70,000 construction site injuries and 500 deaths in 2014 alone. While these tragedies cannot be undone, many of the injuries and deaths may have been preventable. Daily inspections of work…

Stuart Eber Steps Down As NYC MEA President
Features, Municipal Government, New York

Stuart Eber Steps Down As NYC MEA President

The New York City Managerial Employees  Association is reporting that longtime president Stu Eber is stepping down from his post effective December 7. Executive Vice President Shelly Shulman succeeds Eber in accordance with the MEA bylaws. The association’s Executive Board voted unanimously to elect Treasurer Edgar Landas to replace Mr. Shulman as Executive Vice President…

Playwrights Honored At Lincoln Center
Entertainment, Features, New York

Playwrights Honored At Lincoln Center

NEW YORK, N.Y.—This year’s biennial Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi Newhouse Theatre Dec. 4, went to Ayad Akhtar and Lucas Hnath. Both playwrights’ most recent work explores sociopolitical themes, with Akhtar’s Junk, at the Lincoln Center Theater through Jan. 7, depicting the rapacious Wall Street of the 1980s and Hnath’s A Doll’s…

Contractors Failed To Pay Wages To Workers
Features, Finance, Municipal Government, New York

Contractors Failed To Pay Wages To Workers

New York, NY  – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced an eight-count indictment of Vickram Mangru, his wife Gayatri Mangru, and son Ravi Mangru, of Valley Stream, NY, for allegedly failing to pay proper prevailing wages to workers and falsifying business records related to a publicly-funded New York City construction project. Between 2012 and 2015, the…

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