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New York City construction unions have now garnered lifting equipment rental support from 29 Council member sponsors for the bill, Crains reported. This updated version of the City Councils training bill, which is aimed at reducing fatalities in the industry, will not force workers to attend state-approved apprenticeship programs, sources told the publication. The primary sponsors of the bill are Jumaane Williams and Carlos Menchaca. Pat Purcell, the Greater New York Laborers & Employers Cooperation & Education Trusts executive director, said the proposed law would improve safety for workers across the industry. The Council members who are not sponsoring this bill are turning a blind eye to an industry that experienced 31 deaths over the past two years, he said, according to Crains. We will continue to educate council members who are not on the bill and debunk the misinformation touted by special interests opposed to increased safety standards. Unions and nonunions have sparred over proposed new safety regulations. The suggestion of mandating apprenticeships was particularly contentious. While supporters argued it would improve worksite safety, critics said it was a deceptive way of enforcing union labor. New York Real Estate News Daily Updates South Florida Real Estate News Daily Updates Los Angeles Real Estate News Daily Updates

Blood on the ice: hunters in Canada drag dead seals back to their ship. I thought this is a topic I should make a film about. She found Kvernmos number and called him, only to be turned away. Hed had too many bad experiences. Kvernmo is half-Sami, the indigenous people of the Scandinavian Arctic. His sister appears in Pathfinder , the great film about one of their myths. He went on his first seal hunt in 1973, at a time, he says, when if you said the wrong thing on the boat, youd be punched. There were around 30 ships killing seals, he tells me. These were handpicked people. They were men who if they said a word, they meant it, otherwise they would say nothing. And if they give you an order, you had to obey. He pauses. I liked those men. Pinterest It wasnt long before anti-sealing campaigners made themselves felt, supported by a wave of public disgust at images of cuddly pups being bludgeoned.

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