Building Trades

Good Guy Jake: A Christmas Treat for Every Union Household
Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, Municipal Government, National, Retail, Transportation

Good Guy Jake: A Christmas Treat for Every Union Household

New York, NY – This Yuletide season, while the Janus v. AFSCME case continues to percolate inside the U.S. Supreme Court and so-called “Right-To-Work” legislation grips GOP-controlled state houses across the land — union households can keep the Grinch at bay with a wonderful new children’s book that warmly illustrates both the profundity of giving and the…

The Importance of Safety Inspections on Construction Sites
Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

The Importance of Safety Inspections on Construction Sites

According to The National Safety Council falls, slips, trips, contact with objects or equipment, overexertion and being struck by a falling object accounted for over 70,000 construction site injuries and 500 deaths in 2014 alone. While these tragedies cannot be undone, many of the injuries and deaths may have been preventable. Daily inspections of work…

Listen Now! Blue Collar Buzz For The Week of 11/26/17
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Multimedia, National

Listen Now! Blue Collar Buzz For The Week of 11/26/17

This week’s episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz joins  Robert Grey, chair of the Workers Compensation Alliance, in looking at big business’ latest attempts to chisel injured workers out of vital benefits. We also talk with Mary Fogarty, CEO of Local Link Wellness about the lifelines being offered workers grappling with substance abuse. On hand, as…

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.

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