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Scaffold Safety Coalition Responds to Latest Construction Fall

Rash of Accidents a Grim Reminder of Need for Strong Safety Laws

The Center for Popular Democracy released today the following statement from Josie Duffy ...

04/30/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Should You Carry a Municipal ID Card?

OZY - April 29, 2014, by Pooja Bhatia - Comprehensive immigration reform is on again. No, it’s off again. No, it’s on again. Nope, it’s off again.

Take heart, CIR enthusiasts. As the back-...

04/29/2014 | Expanding Municipal ID Cards

Its Integrity Questioned, SUNY Institute Retreats From Politically Tinged Study

The Chronicle of Higher Education - April 28, 2014, by Paul Basken - The State University of New York’s Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government is backing away from a politically divisive...

04/29/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Capital Pressroom - April 24, 2014: Scaffold Law

WCNY - April 24, 2014, by Alyssa Plock - AUDIO CLIP. We discuss the Scaffold Law with two people who hold opposing views on the issue: Dr. Michael...

04/24/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Groups demand 'responsible' contractors at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Daily Eagle - April 23, 2014, by Mary Frost - City officials and workers' advocates kicked off three weeks of action at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday, demanding safer working...

04/23/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Developing Progress: Ensuring that public resources contribute to New York’s equity, resilience, and dynamic democracy

Progressive development policies that ensure consideration of economic, social, and environmental impacts will grow a city that is equitable, resilient, and democratic. While stimulating new...

04/22/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Wage Theft Across the Board

New York Times - April 21, 2014, by the Editorial Board - When labor advocates and law enforcement officials talk about wage...

04/21/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Scaffold Law Debate Heats Up Over Dueling Reports on Safety and Costs

Legislative Gazetter - April 21, 2014, by Matthew Dondiego - A new report released last Thursday by a pro-labor, pro-immigrant rights advocacy group criticizes the construction industry for using...

04/21/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Safety coalition: ‘Scaffold Law’ study is ‘flawed’

Safety & Health Magazine - April 18, 2014 - A recent study that questioned the usefulness of New York state’s “Scaffold Law” is flawed, according to a new report from a worker safety advocacy...

04/18/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Fatally Flawed: Why the Rockefeller Institute’s Scaffold Law Report Doesn’t Add Up

New York State’s Labor Law §240 (commonly known as the Scaffold Law) helps keep workers safe by holding employers and owners liable if unsafe conditions at their worksites result in injuries or...

04/17/2014 | Improving Job Quality

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