Rochester has been nominated for the National Civic League’s All-America City Award. The city is one of 20 nominees. The award shines a light on the work taking place in communities nationwide. Nominated communities have demonstrated a commitment to leveraging ...Read More »
Avangrid utility companies RG&E and NYSEG have announced several steps to help protect consumers and their employees during the COVID-19 outbreak, such as suspending both inside meter readings and power shutoffs. But Rochester-area consumer groups are saying more is needed. ...Read More »
Representatives from several local transportation groups will travel to the state Capitol Tuesday to lobby for increased funding to improve public transportation in the Rochester region and in Upstate New York. Our Streets Transit Coalition will meet with state legislators ...
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to increase tipped restaurant workers’ wages to the same minimums as other workers will likely result in quite a public battle. Restaurant owners are already gearing up to testify against the proposal. And some workers are ready to demonstrate in support of it. Cuomo, in announcing that he will include the measure in his State of the State address, had said a single minimum wage for all workers, including restaurant workers, would help elevate working conditions and counter discrimination for a workforce that is disproportionately female and minority.Read More »