Appeals Court Rules Against “Discharging and Dumping” People with Mental Health Needs from Immigration Detention

May 24, 2019

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a landmark decision today in a “case of first impression” that says government officials can be held accountable on constitutional grounds for failing to provide mental health discharge planning for peopl …

Just Jobs In Waste: Workers Support Seven-Point Plan to Fix NYC Commercial Waste System

March 26, 2019

New York City has the chance to turn private sanitation jobs into great jobs if it supports a seven-point plan to fix the city’s commercial waste system, say front-line workers from around the United States in a new report issued today by the Transform …

Lead Poisoning: City Council Passes Slate of Lead Laws Today

March 13, 2019

NYLPI and other advocates against lead poisoning in New York welcome the passage of a set of bills in the City Council today that will update and strengthen the city’s lead laws, setting some of the highest standards in the country. The bills include n …

Legislature Introduces Two Bills To Ensure #Coverage4All New Yorkers

February 27, 2019

New York has a healthcare system that is discriminating against 400,000 New Yorkers. Let’s change that.

Advocates Call for Stronger Commercial Waste Reforms after City Study Shows Benefits

February 22, 2019

City shows exclusive waste zoning would bring traffic, pollution reductions, double recycling rates, and create green jobs.

Stopping Sham Unions In New York

January 29, 2019

The legislation follows the shut-down, last November, of a company whose workers died without proper union protection.

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