As Families Come Off Subsidy Program, Many May Head Back Into Shelters

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In 2007, the Bloomberg administration established one of its signature anti-homelessness programs: the Work Advantage plan, which awards rental subsidies to homeless families transitioning out of city shelters. The subsidy, controversially, was limited to two years. And for the thousands of families who enrolled in the program when it was first created, those two years are just about done.… [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]