Building Trades

Building-Trades Unions Back Maglev Proposal
Building Trades, Features, Labor News Briefs, National, Transportation

Building-Trades Unions Back Maglev Proposal

BALTIMORE, Md.—The North American Building Trades Unions has endorsed building a high-speed maglev train route between Baltimore and Washington, the federation announced this week, after Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail, the proposed plan’s developer, signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to use union labor to build and maintain the $10 billion project.

NYC Building Boom Continues
Building Trades, Features, New York

NYC Building Boom Continues

New York, NY – The construction industry in New York City continues to be booming with record employment according to New York City Construction Outlook 2017-2019 prepared by the New York Building Congress. Forecasted is $45.3 billion in New York City construction spending in 2017.

Tradeswomen Raise Industry Awareness
Building Trades, Features, National

Tradeswomen Raise Industry Awareness

Washington, DC – Over 1,600 tradeswomen representing various crafts in the building and construction industries attended the 2017 Women Build Nations (WBN) conference the week of October 17th in Chicago.  Raising awareness and building support for tradeswomen was a key goal of the event.

‘Fire’ and More on This Week’s ‘Buzz’
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Multimedia, Municipal Government, Transportation

‘Fire’ and More on This Week’s ‘Buzz’

New York, NY – On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we introduce you to “Fire”, a new off- Broadway play performing this month based on the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, and “iWalk4Meso”,  the new campaign to combat mesothelioma, an insidious disease afflicting thousands of workers each year. We also discuss the future…

UWUA Workers Head for Puerto Rico
Building Trades, Features, National

UWUA Workers Head for Puerto Rico

Newwork, NJ –  Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) has contacted local union presidents  in an effort to recruit skilled  workers interested in going to Puerto Rico. These union members are joining thousands of their brother and sister colleagues and responding to the emergency,” said UWUA President Michael Langford. “This is what we do every…

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