One Year after Fatal Crash, Coalition Demands Accountability for Private Carters

August 1, 2019

A year after a wheel flew off a private sanitation truck and killed a driver in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, elected officials, safe streets activists, workers, labor unions, and the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition criticized the company’s continued unsafe …

ESPN Awards Inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award to Bronx Students Who Fought Racial Inequities in High School Sports

July 18, 2019

New York, NY (July 18, 2019)—During their ESPY celebrations, ESPN honored Bronx public high school Students Matt Diaz and Lisa Parks with the Inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award for using the power of sports to make a positive impact on s …

Fighting New York’s Climate Emergency With Waste Zones: New Law Would Make Huge Greenhouse Gas Reductions

June 25, 2019

Transitioning New York City to an efficient, high-diversion commercial waste zone (CWZ) system will avoid up to 2 million tons of Greenhouse Gas emissions per year, making this one of the most important climate initiatives City lawmakers will decide on …

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 …

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