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Trumka: We Must Upgrade Our Infrastructure
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Trumka: We Must Upgrade Our Infrastructure

Washington, DC — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is pushing hard for a comprehensive  infrastructure repair and upgrade program. Trumka is urging Congress to provide more tax dollars to rebuild and replace the nation’s breaking bridges, crumbling roads, creaky railroads, aging airports and deteriorating subways. Rebuilding infrastructure also includes new pipelines, transmission lines, electrical grid upgrades,…

It’s Alive! (Maybe) NYC’s Continuing Debate Over Amazon HQ2 And What It Means For Trade Unionists
Building Trades, Features, headline, Law and Politics, New York, Retail

It’s Alive! (Maybe) NYC’s Continuing Debate Over Amazon HQ2 And What It Means For Trade Unionists

New York, NY – Whether or not the deal is really dead, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to revivify the ashes of “Amazon HQ2” have already succeeded in stoking lots anger and recriminations from everyone involved in the issue. But what’s to be made of the way this “Union Town” has reacted to the brouhaha?

Danish Company Agrees to Build Jersey Offshore Wind Farm Union
Building Trades, Features, Finance, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

Danish Company Agrees to Build Jersey Offshore Wind Farm Union

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—The Danish renewable-energy company Orsted has signed an agreement to use union labor if it gets approval to build an offshore wind farm 15 miles off Atlantic City. Its U.S. subsidiary signed a memorandum of understanding with the South Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council covering the proposed 1,100-megawatt Ocean Wind project, the…

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