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Six Pension Topics for Multiemployer Trustees and Administrators to Consider in 2018
Features, Finance, New York

Six Pension Topics for Multiemployer Trustees and Administrators to Consider in 2018

Many multiemployer plans have been challenged in recent years by investment volatility, declining union membership, an aging population that is living longer, and an uncertain political landscape.  As we begin 2018, we expect that multiemployer plans will continue to operate under pressure from these issues, while also facing new challenges and opportunities. 

UFA President Gerard Fitzgerald on the Passing of Retired Firefighter Ronald Svec
Features, Municipal Government, New York

UFA President Gerard Fitzgerald on the Passing of Retired Firefighter Ronald Svec

NEW YORK CITY – UFA President Gerard Fitzgerald made the following comments on the death of retired FF Ronald Svec from 9-11-related cancers: “ We will lay to rest one of New York City’s bravest, retired firefighter Ronald Svec.  Last Friday we lost Ronnie after a nine-year battle with cancer caused by his service at the World Trade Center site…

HIT Building America
Building Trades, Features, New York

HIT Building America

BUFFALO, NY – As part of the latest HIT initiativee, the Northland Workforce Training Center, located at 683 Northland Avenue in Buffalo, will reuse part of a historic vacant industrial complex and serve as an anchor for the broader Northland Central project. Approximately 93,000 square feet of the 240,000-square-foot building will be used for the training center.

Tips Are for Workers Not Employers
Finance, Municipal Government, New York

Tips Are for Workers Not Employers

On Monday, February 5th, Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United  delivered thousands of comments opposing a proposed federal Department of Labor rule to make tips the property of employers. Workers and activists are calling for ONE FAIR WAGE in New York State, which would create better wages and better tips. The event took place in New York…

NYC Expands Full-Day Early Childhood Education
Education, Features, New York

NYC Expands Full-Day Early Childhood Education

NEW YORK, NY — Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced that 3-K for All will expand to four more community school districts over the next three years, increasing the City’s commitment to fully funding free, full-day, high-quality 3-K from eight community school districts by 2020 to 12 community school districts.

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