The Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act would be the first in the U.S. to regulate local companies’ supply chains and require they’re free of products sourced through deforestation. But Gov. Hochul, who has until the end of the year to sign it into law, is touting a revised version that supporters say would render it ineffective.
“This is a once-in-a-century opportunity to raise New York and the entire region to new heights of greatness by getting Penn Station right. We can and must do better.”
“When Mayor Adams presents his budget Thursday, consider the choices he’s made and the impact on the working class and the services they rely on government to deliver. As a matter of leadership, he’s giving away the store. At some point, we need to begin a conversation finally about who pays what and who subsidizes whom?”
PÓDCAST: ¿Por qué algunas muertes de trabajadores en pequeñas granjas lecheras de Wisconsin no se investigan?
Al menos 17 trabajadores en granjas lecheras en Wisconsin, la mayoría de estos inmigrantes, han muerto desde 2009, encontró una investigación de ProPublica. 12 de estas muertes ocurrieron en granjas con menos de 11 trabajadores, lo que las incluye en una exención para que la Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (OSHA por sus siglas en inglés) no investigue.
Según la oficina del censo, se prevé que la población latina aumente hasta 111 millones para 2060, constituyéndose en el 28 por ciento de la población total del país.
“We were promised a lot of things, like other vendors being in here, a full kitchen through the EDC, but nothing’s really come through,” said Frances Roman, Owner of Cocotazo, a Puerto Rican restaurant that just celebrated its one-year anniversary at La Marqueta.
“Philanthropy can be a linchpin, capable of bringing together the public sector’s authority and agenda-setting power and the private sector’s financial resources and dynamism. This was the clear lesson learned during the launch of the NYC Boss Up program to help entrepreneurs living in NYCHA housing expand their businesses.”
Workers, especially people of color and immigrants, are suffering in increasingly hot weather. But some advocates and lawmakers have solutions.
A real estate trust bought single-family homes in gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods, renovated, and rented them out at a premium. With the trust now looking to offload the assets, tenants are left in an uncertain position, feeling like homeownership is further out of reach than ever.
Since Sanitation took the street vending enforcement reins, the department has confiscated abandoned or non-compliant material from street vendors in 228 cases, and has donated 32,220 pounds of food and composted another 3,880 pounds.