Life Is Hell for Tenants of Giant D.C. Slumlord Sanford Capital
ALEXA MILLS and ANDREW GIAMBRONE,
Washington City Paper Mold, vermin, broken refrigerators and toilets, children and elderly living without heat and air conditioning, units open to vagrants no matter how many times tenants complain—these are standard conditions at buildings owned by Sanford Capital.
Law director, union question city's plan to cut jobs
Mansfield News Journal The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has strongly encouraged the city to outsource the department to a private company
Affordable Housing: Introduction to a Crisis
Capital & Main Absent huge investments in affordable housing, a growing number of Californians in the valley a generation from now will be living in slums, at the mercy of a private rental market utterly indifferent to their basic needs and dignity.
About That Big Effort to Raise Private Money for Public Housing in NYC
Inside Philanthropy With a nationwide backlog in federal funding for public housing infrastructure – to the tune of $26 billion – NYCHA turns to private donors to help make ends meet. But at what cost?
MA: Janitorial firm fined for wage gaffe
The Boston Globe An East Boston janitorial company has been ordered by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to pay more than $750,000 for unlawfully deducting wages from workers’ paychecks.
MD: Residents, workers protest housing authority plan to privatize public housing
The Baltimore Sun
OSHA Launches Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
U.S. Supreme Court Might Take Up Rick Scott's "Drug Test Everyone" Plan
Miami News Times Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test every single state employee in Florida -- from department heads to minimum wage DMV janitors -- has already failed the common-sense test and an appeals court ruling.
AFSCME President Blasts House Approval of Budget for Wealthy
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders released the following statement following the House approval of the budget drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan.
Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight
Truthout Services and infrastructure have been privatized, even though keeping them public is the better choice.
OSHA launches new safety and health certificate program for public sector employees
Occupational Safety & Health Administration A new certificate program that provides public sector employees training on occupational safety and health to reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities among workers in state and local governments.
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