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City Council OKs Prevailing Wage for Workers in ‘Affordable Housing’
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City Council OKs Prevailing Wage for Workers in ‘Affordable Housing’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The City Council voted 46-1 Nov. 14 to pass a law that would require the operators of many future “affordable housing” developments to pay building-service workers prevailing wage. The bill, sponsored by Councilmember Rafael L. Espinal Jr. (D-Brooklyn), amends the city’s 2012 Prevailing Wage Law to remove the exemption that affordable-housing projects and nonprofit…

Laborers Protest ‘Leaning Tower of New York’
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Laborers Protest ‘Leaning Tower of New York’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—“This looks like the Leaning Tower of New York,” says Joe Scopo, head organizer of District Council 16 of the Cement and Concrete Workers, as about a dozen Laborers Union members and supporters rallied outside a condominium building under construction in Manhattan Nov. 13.  The 13-story structure at Sixth Avenue and 14th Street is…

Hoops And Hope: Trade Unionists Hold Basketball Tourney on S.I. to Benefit Courageous Kids
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Hoops And Hope: Trade Unionists Hold Basketball Tourney on S.I. to Benefit Courageous Kids

Staten Island, NY – This past Sunday, rank and file members from the Cement and Concrete Workers District Council and the Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust [LECET] hit the hardwood on Staten Island to help a bunch of Metropolitan Area kids in the fight of their lives.  The afternoon of charitable basketball at the Lucille…

Michael Bloomberg: The WORST Democratic Candidate Possible
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Michael Bloomberg: The WORST Democratic Candidate Possible

Michael Bloomberg would be the worst candidate the Democrats could possibly nominate in 2020—unless they cross-endorse Donald Trump. The former New York mayor, who has begun preparations to run in the later primaries next year, has a grossly undeserved reputation as a “moderate.” His core ideology is plutocratic, that government’s primary purpose is to help…

Prevailing Wage Laws Critical for Quality Construction
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Prevailing Wage Laws Critical for Quality Construction

New York, NY – Prevailing wage laws are critical in maintaining quality in the construction industry.  The concept and original legislation were conceived by two Republican U.S. senators, James J. Davis of Pennsylvania and Robert L. Bacon of Long Island, New York. In 1927, Davis was angered to learn that an Alabama contractor won a bid…

Iron Workers Locals 40 & 361 Training Facility: Producing the Safest and Most Professional People in the Industry
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Iron Workers Locals 40 & 361 Training Facility: Producing the Safest and Most Professional People in the Industry

New York, NY – The Iron Workers Locals 40 & 361 apprentice program is the fifth oldest apprentice program in New York; it has been registered with the New York State Department of Labor since 1944. Thousands of students have graduated the program and gone on to fill the difficult and often dangerous jobs as…

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