New York

Sacrificing Good Jobs For ‘Affordable’ Housing
Building Trades, New York

Sacrificing Good Jobs For ‘Affordable’ Housing

June 4, 2015 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – When pressed, the de Blasio administration says reforming NYC’s 421–a tax abatement program with a prevailing wage component for construction workers, would result in far fewer affordable housing units being built over the next decade. But opponents scrutinizing Hizzoner’s reforms closely are finding the tweaks may…

Beyond the Cuomo/de Blasio Slugfest Over 421-a
Building Trades, New York

Beyond the Cuomo/de Blasio Slugfest Over 421-a

June 3, 2015 By Joe Maniscalco   New York, NY – The debate over reforming the city’s controversial 421-a tax exemption program is largely being portrayed as an all or nothing proposition. But as hearings held this week demonstrated, there’s a lot more to the story than the tightly framed narrative the de Blasio administration is trying…

‘Bus Operator Did Not Die in Vain’
New York, Transportation

‘Bus Operator Did Not Die in Vain’

June 2, 2015 By Marc Bussanich  Brooklyn, NY—That’s what the vice chair of Transport Workers Union Local 100 said in a video interview as the union, MTA and City officials gathered at the Flatbush Bus Depot in the Flatlands on Friday to unveil a street name to honor slain bus operator Edwin Thomas.

NYC Residents Bear Financial Burden of MTA
New York, Transportation

NYC Residents Bear Financial Burden of MTA

May 29, 2015 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – A new analysis released by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer finds that New York City taxpayers and businesses contribute over $10.1 billion annually in taxes, fares, tolls and direct expenditures toward the operations of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), a far higher total…

Support The Fast Food Wage Board
New York, Retail

Support The Fast Food Wage Board

May 26, 2015 By Governor Andrew M. Cuomo The Fast Food Wage Board has held its first meeting to examine raising the minimum wage for fast food workers. As a part of the process, they’re gathering testimony from the public. The promise of the minimum wage is not unlike that of the American Dream –…

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