Brazil Lawmakers Vote to Regulate Uber and Other Taxi Apps
The approved amendments would allow local governments to charge taxes, require insurance and pension benefits for drivers.
UPS Contract Proposals
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Top 10 most toxic zip codes for homeowners
The third annual Environmental Hazards Housing Risk Index from ATTOM Data Solutions, a fused property database, finds about 25% of single-family homes and condos in areas analyzed are located in high-risk zip codes. Read more at HOUSINGWIRE
Healthcare Workers Slam Proposed Medicaid Cuts in NYS Budget
By Abigail Weinberg More than 100 healthcare professionals gathered in Putnam Hospital Center Thursday to protest proposed cuts to Medicaid funding in New York State’s 2019-2020 budget Members of the union 1199 Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers East and the New York State Nurses Association teamed up with hospital administrators to voice their opposition to the possible $550 million cut to Medicaid funding — the result of a shortfall in state revenue due in part to changes in the tax code. Because the federal government matches state Medicaid funding, the loss would total $1.1 billion Peter Kelly, president of Putnam Hospital Center, estimates that the cuts could reduce Putnam hospital’s budget by $1 million…
LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX Florence “Johnny” Frisbie: Life Lessons from Pukapuka Atoll
Most of the time, it was a kind of challenge that was exciting. It was. I think it’s because, you know, we live on small islands, and we go out on the reef, and the big waves wash suddenly, and we’re down and struggling to get up again. And it was perhaps that background and upbringing that we had this great sense of excitement, you know. And yet, it’s partly survival Florence “Johnny” Frisbie grew up living far away from the comforts of a traditional population center, surviving on whatever food a small coral atoll and the ocean might provide. The odyssey of Johnny Frisbie, next, on Long Story Short. Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is Hawai‘i’s first weekly television program produced and broadcast in high definition. Aloha mai kakou. I’m Leslie…
In-Depth: Important 2017-2018 Corrections Budget Update
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Republicans Think They've Finally Figured Out How to Kill Unions
Memorial Unveiled for Stephen Livecchi at College Point Depot
All work at the sprawling College Point MTA bus depot came to halt at 10:30 a.m. this morning (Thursday, March 28th) in a solemn tribute to veteran Maintainer Helper Stephen Livecchi, who was killed on the job as he was directing bus traffic one year ago on March 27, 2018. Brother Livecchi had worked at the Depot for 37 years Many of the depot’s workers, from both transportation and maintenance, gathered for the unveiling of an engraved memorial to the fallen transit worker, near the entrance to the facility on 28th Avenue. Livecchi’s wife, Donna, surrounded by union officers, MTA officials and scores of Local 100 members, sobbed quietly as a lone piper from the NYC Transit Pipe and Drum band, Tom Gervin from Gun Hill Depot, played a soulful ballad. Local 100…
There Is One Federal Agency That Is Still Doing Its Job
Picking a fight with Trump, Richard Cordray and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are making it easier to sue banks.
Paid parental leave at American Express rises to 20 weeks
American Express joins a growing list of companies expanding their parental leave benefits and offering more generous paid time off policies for mothers and fathers, as well as financial help to employees trying to start a family through adoption, surrogacy and infertility treatments.