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NYC Comptroller Demands City Improve Crane And Worksite Safety

February 10, 2016
By Tara Jessup 

New York, NY – Five years after receiving a scathing report to dramatically improve crane safety, the New York City Department of Buildings failed to implement dozens of vital recommendations, according to a 2014 audit report and November 2015 follow up document - released Saturday February 6th by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. At any one time there are about 300 large cranes operational in New York City.

Union Workers Protest Bill de Blasio’s Housing Plan

February 9, 2016
By Marc Bussanich for LaborPress 

New York, NY - Last week the New York City Planning Commission approved two controversial zoning proposals, which the City Council is expected to take up this week. On Monday morning on the steps of City Hall, union workers and community groups protested the proposals because they say they don’t offer enough affordable housing units.

Union Head Preparing For Next Chapter In NYC's Horse Carriage Saga

February 9, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

The road ahead for carriage drivers and pedicabs is unclear. Photo credit: Eliya via VisualHunt.com

New York, NY - What’s going to happen to New York City’s iconic horse carriages now that a deal to end the de Blasio administration’s crusade to squash their industry has fallen through? The head of the union fighting on behalf of contending pedicab drivers says, “be prepared.”

NYC Comptroller Demands City Improve Crane And Worksite Safety

February 9, 2016
By Tara Jessup

New York, NY – Five years after receiving a scathing report to dramatically improve crane safety, the New York City Department of Buildings failed to implement dozens of vital recommendations, according to a 2014 audit report and November 2015 follow up document - released Saturday February 6th by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. At any one time there are about 300 large cranes operational in New York City.

Postal Workers Say PowerPoint Proves Privatization Plans

February 9, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel 


Washington, DC - The American Postal Workers Union says a confidential document revealed during National Labor Relations Board proceedings involving the Staples office-supply chain proves that the U.S. Postal Service plans to privatize most services.

SEIU 32BJ Endorses Kaminsky For LI State Senate

February 9, 2016
By Stephanie West, LaborPress Long Island

Long Island, NY - SEIU 32BJ has announced their endorsement of Todd Kaminsky for State Senate in Long Island. The seat was vacated after former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos was convicted on corruption charges.  The special election will be held April 19.

Bill & Hill's Progressive Cred Under Fire

February 8, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Hillary Clinton and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

New York, NY - Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton and Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio are experiencing a lot of commonality this week — both Democratic powerhouses are being accused of acting like a couple of "PINOs" - Progressives In Name Only. 

Iowa Leading Way for Equal Pay

February 8, 2016
By David Paterson
Reprinted:
      
http://www.afscme.org 

Des Moines, Iowa -  State legislators here, joined by supporters from around the state, introduced a new bill aimed at closing the gender pay gap. Iowa was one of 21 states to introduce equal pay legislation during the week of the seventh anniversary of President Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Jan. 29.


 

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