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Coping with COVID’s Impact on Worker Health & Well-being
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Coping with COVID’s Impact on Worker Health & Well-being

New York, NY – With an obvious focus on both our political and financial futures, jobless concerns and unemployment worries are an impending threat to the working world. There is no concrete evidence of a Covid vaccine which would allow schools and businesses to fully reopen. And unfortunately, local spikes of Covid infections have caused…

Low Occupancy or Not, Property Service Workers Remain Vital
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Low Occupancy or Not, Property Service Workers Remain Vital

New York, NY – Current tensions in the workplace are causing concern for the future — and there is reason for the building trades and the maintenance workers who maintain commercial properties to be concerned. The question, in the age of COVID-19, is how workers substantiate the need for their services when commercial occupancy is low?…

Meet Michael Fina – Radius Bank’s Top Union Advocate
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Meet Michael Fina – Radius Bank’s Top Union Advocate

New York, NY — Have you seen this person? If you have attended a labor event over the past few years in New York or New Jersey chances are you have. Meet Michael Fina, the Regional Sales & Relationship Executive from Radius Bank [www.radiusbank.com].     Michael’s energy, dedication and support within the labor market is commendable — as…

NYC Workforce in the Face of COVID-19: ‘We’re Still At Risk!’
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NYC Workforce in the Face of COVID-19: ‘We’re Still At Risk!’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—New York State should enact a law giving workers a voice in setting contagious-disease safety standards for their industries, several city unions urged at a rally in Greenwich Village Oct. 7. “Who are the experts when it comes to safety in the workplace? The workers,” Teamsters Joint Council 16 President George Miranda told…

NY Building Trades Launch Apprenticeship Readiness Collective
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NY Building Trades Launch Apprenticeship Readiness Collective

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York is launching an effort to coordinate the work of four groups that recruit apprentices from the city’s poorer neighborhoods and among women, veterans, and black and Latino residents. The Apprenticeship Readiness Collective, announced Sept. 30, will formally bring those different groups with similar…

How Do We Avoid Another COVID-19 Shutdown And Still Be Safe?
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How Do We Avoid Another COVID-19 Shutdown And Still Be Safe?

New York, NY – With the rise in foreign concerns, Europe is taking the necessary precautions to prevent the devastation from a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Meanwhile, on the domestic front there has been improvement among some states. However, the threat of new infections and future infections are still a concern, especially with local…

NYC Building Trades Confront ‘Bad Actors with a History of Fraud’
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NYC Building Trades Confront ‘Bad Actors with a History of Fraud’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—More than 100 construction workers returned to the sidewalk outside Brookfield Properties’ Battery Park City offices Sept. 23, accusing the developer of hiring nonunion contractors with records of wage theft. “We want these jobs shut down immediately,” Joe Scopo, organizing director for the Laborers Union’s Cement and Concrete Workers District Council, told the…

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