Environment and Energy
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 a fair and balanced agreement.
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 vetted project.
April 30, 2013
By Neal Tepel
New York, NY - Private sector construction employment in New York City rose 2.4 percent in 2012 while wages have remained virtually unchanged, according to a New York Building Congress analysis of New York State Department of Labor employment statistics.
April 9, 2013
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio joined MSNBC’s Martin Bashir April 8, 2013r to discuss his national divestment campaign against companies that manufacture assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips for the civilian market.
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.
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.