Gas Drilling In Marcellus Shale Is Shortsighted And Unacceptable

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For more than a decade, state and city lawmakers have worked together to protect the city’s extraordinary water supply. We have implemented a comprehensive Watershed Protection Program and taken careful measures to provide dependable drinking water, which is among the highest-quality in the nation. As a result of these concerted efforts, New York is one of only five large cities in the country to be granted federal exemption from water filtration requirements. This has allowed New York to avoid constructing… [More]

Port Authority Electricians Charge Inconsistent Approach to Prevailing Wage

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Newly appointed Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward is starting his tenure in the middle of a labor dispute.
The fact-finding stage of negotiations between the Port Authority and its division of Local 3 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is under way. The bi-state agency and union leaders are trying to resolve a stalemate over using prevailing wages, or a pre-determined pay rate, in their upcoming labor contract.

During the last contract negotiations with...… [More]