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Williams Advances Workers’ Rights, Affordable Housing in ‘State of the People’ Address
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Williams Advances Workers’ Rights, Affordable Housing in ‘State of the People’ Address

New York, NY – Affordable housing, pre-employment marijuana testing, public safety and workers’ rights were just a few of the topics that Public Advocate Jumaane Williams touched upon during his first-ever State of the People address at Brooklyn College on Wednesday.  Williams is nearly a year into his term, but has already taken drastic measures…

City Council OKs Prevailing Wage for Workers in ‘Affordable Housing’
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City Council OKs Prevailing Wage for Workers in ‘Affordable Housing’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The City Council voted 46-1 Nov. 14 to pass a law that would require the operators of many future “affordable housing” developments to pay building-service workers prevailing wage. The bill, sponsored by Councilmember Rafael L. Espinal Jr. (D-Brooklyn), amends the city’s 2012 Prevailing Wage Law to remove the exemption that affordable-housing projects and nonprofit…

Unions Hail Major New Agreement On Tenant Protections
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Unions Hail Major New Agreement On Tenant Protections

NEW YORK, N.Y.— New York State’s legislative leaders announced June 11 that they had reached agreement on an omnibus bill they said would “give New Yorkers the strongest tenant protections in history.” The bill would greatly strengthen protections for tenants in the roughly 1 million apartments covered by the state’s rent-stabilization system, more than half of…