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NYC Expands Solar Power

April 25, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY -  Solar capacity continues to expand in New York City. In the last three years,  solar power has more than quadrupled, providing nearly 105 megawatts of electricity and directly supporting over 2,700 jobs across the five boroughs. The City is on track to reach more than 140 MW of solar capacity this year.

Union Plumbers to Fix Flint’s Pipes

April 22, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Flint, MI - A federal-court settlement approved Mar. 28 requires the state of Michigan to replace the pipes that caused Flint’s water supply to be contaminated with lead—and most of the work will be done by union plumbers.

Penn. Governor Says $12 Minimum Would Reduce Medicaid Costs

April 21, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Harrisburg, PA - Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed raising the state’s minimum wage to $12 an hour, saying it would save the state almost $50 million in public-assistance costs such as Medicaid.

NY Unions Push for State ‘Medicare for All’ System

April 18, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - As President Donald Trump mulls ways to sabotage Obamacare after the House Republicans’ failure to repeal it last month, New York State may be inching closer to having universal health care.

Dangers of Silica Dust 

April 14, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY –  “The federal safety standard limiting worker exposure to silica dust has been decades in the making,” said Jessica Martinez, co-executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH).

Union Charges Minneapolis Hospital’s Layoffs Were Discriminatory

April 13, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Minneapolis, MN - The union representing workers at Hennepin County Medical Center filed a lawsuit Apr. 5 seeking a temporary injunction to reverse the Minneapolis hospital’s decision to lay off or demote 200 workers.

CWA Local 1122-Represented Visiting Nurses Association Workers In Western New York…

April 12, 2017 
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
 
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Williamsville, NY -  Delivering on their Members’ request to “hold the line” on the cost of their health care benefits, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1122 announced today (Tuesday, April 11th) that Unionized Caregivers employed by the Visiting Nurses Association of Western New York (VNA) have “overwhelmingly ratified” a new three-year contract.

AFGE Terms Trump Climate Policy ‘More Toxins Spewed’

April 11, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The union representing Environmental Protection Agency workers called President Donald Trump’s environmental policies “a continued assault on the country’s top-line of defense for community health.”

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