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Member Highlight: Chanel Rivera, Labor Press Outstanding Apprentice of the Year

Member Highlight: Chanel Rivera, Labor Press Outstanding Apprentice of the Year

DC 9’s own Chanel Rivera recognized by Labor Press as the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year! Chanel came to DC 9 through NEW, Nontraditional Employment for Women. After graduating NEW and waiting in line for 16 hours to get an application for a DC 9 apprenticeship, Chanel started the program in February 2013. Chanel graduated from the DC 9… READ MORE

Campaign Urges City to Pass Construction Safety Bill After Worker’s Death

By Maya Rajamani | April 21, 2017 10:28am DNAinfo TIMES SQUARE — A group of labor unions have launched a campaign urging the City Council to pass a construction-safety bill following the death of a worker in Times Square last week. Sunset Park resident Jose Cruz, 59, died after falling from the second floor of a construction… READ MORE

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