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Teamsters Local 237 Hosts Women’s Equality Party

October 2, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—One day before said reporter’s birthday in August, female school safety agents represented by Teamsters’ Local 237 learned from Mayor Bill de Blasio and their president, Greg Floyd, that they would be receiving the same pay as their male colleagues because the city settled a four-year old pay equity lawsuit.

Increased Security at NY-NJ Bi-State Facilities

October 1, 2014
By Amanda LoMonaco


New York, NY - Amid new global responses to the threat of international terrorism, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Governor Chris Christie have adopted protocols under which New York and New Jersey will immediately begin coordinating intelligence-gathering and information-sharing to protect bi-state transit infrastructures against acts of terrorism. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the Governors following a top-level security meeting in New York with national, state and local law enforcement heads to begin mapping out an improved, coordinated anti-terrorism plan.

Increased Security at NY-NJ Bi-State Facilities

October 1, 2014
By Amanda LoMonaco


New York, NY - Amid new global responses to the threat of international terrorism, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Governor Chris Christie have adopted protocols under which New York and New Jersey will immediately begin coordinating intelligence-gathering and information-sharing to protect bi-state transit infrastructures against acts of terrorism. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the Governors following a top-level security meeting in New York with national, state and local law enforcement heads to begin mapping out an improved, coordinated anti-terrorism plan.

Stringer Proposes NYC Green Bonds

September 30, 2014
By Neal Tepel


New York, NY – In an effort to focus investment on projects that protect the environment and boost sustainability, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has introduced, “A Green Bond Program for New York City,” to make New York the first major city in the nation to offer Green Bonds.  The program offer investors a way to participate in the financing of environmentally conscious projects that provide clean water and improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

1199SEIU Workers at Brooks Ratify Agreement

September 30, 2014
By Stephanie West


Dunkirk, NY – After months of difficult negotiations, the 1199SEIU healthcare workers at Brooks Memorial voted 4 to 1 to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with the hospital. “I was very happy to see so many people come out to vote today,” said Ashley Raymond, a Personal Care Aide and a member of the Bargaining Committee, “after all this time and everything we have been through we are still united and with this contract we can concentrate on providing quality care. That’s what we do.”

NYS Hudson River Projects Controls Flooding

September 29, 2014
By Stephanie West


Albany, NY - New York State has allocated more than $2 million in grants to be devoted to projects that will protect communities along the Hudson River estuary from future flooding, storm surges, and rising sea levels. These climate adaptation initiatives are funded by the Environmental Protection Fund and are expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Nurses Demand Return of Ambulance Services at LICH

September 26, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

Brooklyn, NY—Six days after N.Y.U. Langone Medical Center pulled out of an agreement to run Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn Heights, nurses with the New York State Nurses Association demanded that N.Y.U. follow through on a promise to restore ambulance services.

IAFF Honors Fallen Firefighters

September 26, 2014
Reprinted: http://www.firefighternation.com


Colorado Springs, Colorado –  IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger joined grieving families and comrades in honoring the 168 professional fire fighters and paramedics who died in the line of duty in the past year at the IAFF 28th Annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service in Colorado Springs.

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