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MTA will study lead paint levels on elevated tracks after governor signs Queens lawmaker’s bill

MTA will study lead paint levels on elevated tracks after governor signs Queens lawmaker’s bill

By Angela Matua / Wednesday, December 20, 2017 QNS Legislation introduced by state Senator Jose Peralta this past summer requiring the MTA to study lead levels in paint used on elevated subway tracks was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Dec. 18. In May, a local painters union found that paint chips falling from the 7 train in Jackson Heights contained high levels of… READ MORE

Administration reverses funding decision for NYCHA apprenticeship program

Administration reverses funding decision for NYCHA apprenticeship program

By GLORIA PAZMINO 12/20/2017 POLITICO Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is reversing a funding decision that would have resulted in layoffs for a recently launched apprenticeship program run by the New York City Housing Authority. Administration officials confirmed the city will provide an additional $6.5 million in fiscal year 2018 and $2 million in fiscal… READ MORE

Statement from BM/ST Azzopardi on Construction Safety Legislation for NYC

On Wednesday, the New York City Council unanimously passed Intro 1447, which requires increased safety training for all construction workers. Below is a statement from Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Joseph Azzopardi on the legislation. “1447 is now Law! We applaud Speaker Viverito, Councilman Williams and the entire City Council for spearheading an effort to increase the… READ MORE

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