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A Recovery for All of Us: Mayor de Blasio Commits to 100% Electric School Bus Fleet By 2035

A Recovery for All of Us: Mayor de Blasio Commits to 100% Electric School Bus Fleet By 2035 April 22, 2021 City will phase in 75 electric school buses over the next two years; To support citywide electric vehicle adoption, the administration will expand legislation that requires all new parking lots include EV charging infrastructure    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled down on his commitment to reduce carbon and air pollution from vehicles by announcing that school buses in New York City will be electric by 2035.…

Top Advocate for New York’s Essential Workers Urges Cuomo to Sign NY Hero Act Immediately

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 20th, 2021 Media Contact: Dan Morris.917.952.8920. Top Advocate for New York’s Essential Workers Urges Cuomo to Sign NY Hero Act Immediately  New York – Maritza Silva-Farrell, top advocate for essential workers, and executive director of ALIGN, released the following statement today calling on Governor Cuomo to sign the NY HERO Act immediately.…

Essential Workers Cheer NYS Assembly for Passing NY HERO Act, Urge Cuomo to Sign Bill Immediately as New COVID Variants Spread 

For Immediate Release: April 19th, 2021 Contact: Patrick Nevada, patrick@alignny.org, 646.866.9065 Essential Workers Cheer NYS Assembly for Passing NY HERO Act, Urge Cuomo to Sign Bill Immediately as New COVID Variants Spread  Albany, NY – Today, essential workers applauded the New York State Assembly for passing crucial, first-of-its-kind legislation that will protect their workplaces and communities against COVID-19 and future airborne infectious diseases.…

Leading Critic of Amazon Urges Labor Board to Investigate Egregious Interference in Union Vote

For Immediate Release: April 9, 2021 Media Contact: Patrick Nevada, patrick@alignny.org, 646.866.9065 Leading Critic of Amazon Urges Labor Board to Investigate Egregious Interference in Union Vote New York – Maritza Silva-Farrell, a leading critic of Amazon in New York and Executive Director of ALIGN, released the following statement today in response to the Bessemer, Alabama election results and Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) filing Objections and Unfair Labor Practice Charges implicating Amazon: “Once again, Amazon has demonstrated that their tactics of fear and intimidation are part of the daily fabric of their business model.…

ALIGN to NYC Council: Local Law 97 Will Create More than 40,000 Green Jobs, Help Expand Annual Retrofit Market to $20 Billion

For Immediate Release: April 5, 2021 Media Contact: Dan Morris. 917.952.8920. ALIGN to NYC Council: Local Law 97 Will Create More than 40,000 Green Jobs, Help Expand Annual Retrofit Market to $20 Billion New York – Today, advocacy group ALIGN testified to the New York City Council about the economic and job creation benefits of a robust implementation of Local Law 97, a city law would require building owners to undertake retrofits and other energy efficiency upgrades as part of a larger effort to tackle the climate crisis.…