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NYC Providing Aid to Puerto Rico
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, New York

NYC Providing Aid to Puerto Rico

NEW YORK, NY —A public-private partnership has provided over $1.5 million worth of supplies ­– including clothing, bedding and other home goods – to residents displaced by Hurricane Maria, which struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, over $200,000 has been pledged from New Yorkers through the Mayor’s Fund website and voluntary payroll donations…

Cheliotes, Retiring From CWA, Reflects: ‘We Haven’t Been Sorry to Take Stands’
Features, Municipal Government, New York

Cheliotes, Retiring From CWA, Reflects: ‘We Haven’t Been Sorry to Take Stands’

At the end of this month, Arthur Cheliotes will retire after 38 years as president of Communications Workers of America Local 1180. In those years, the union, which represents more than 8,500 administrative and supervisory employees at city agencies, state courts, and nonprofit organizations, became a voice in the city’s labor movement far beyond its…

Outgoing Westchester Legislators OK Contracts for 5 Unions
Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Outgoing Westchester Legislators OK Contracts for 5 Unions

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The Westchester County Board of Legislators unanimously approved new contracts with five labor unions representing county workers Dec. 21. Democrats in the legislature had originally wanted to delay the vote until next month, when newly elected George Latimer will replace outgoing Republican County Executive Rob Astorino, but Board of Legislators chair Mike Kaplowitz…

NYS Addresses Tobacco Smugglers
Features, Law and Politics, New York

NYS Addresses Tobacco Smugglers

New York State’s Cigarette Strike Force seized $6.6 million worth of contraband tobacco in 2017, a $1 million increase compared with last year’s total. Untaxed cigars made up the bulk of these confiscations. Investigators seized more than 1.5 million illegal cigars this year compared with 260,000 last year, a 476 percent increase. More than 47,000 cartons…

What To Do After A Workplace Accident
Features, Law and Politics, New York

What To Do After A Workplace Accident

What would you do if you were the victim of an injury at a construction site? If necessary, seeking immediate medical treatment is the obvious first answer. If the injuries were severe enough to cause moderate or serious pain, would you be able to live without your income while you healed? Worse, if you were…

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