New York, NY – Right now, Marvel Studio’s “Captain Marvel” is blazing across the silver screen, inspiring young girls everywhere to be the heroines of their own stories. Next week, at a special Building Trades career fair in the Bronx, a group of real life union heroines is determined to inspire young girls in New…
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,…
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?
New York, NY – A new GoFundMe page aimed at aiding Ironworkers who choose to sacrifice a day’s pay rather than cross a union picket line, awarded its first donation to a hardhat outside 50 Hudson Yards on Wednesday morning, February 27, LaborPress has learned.
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…
New York, NY – Seven candidates running for the office of New York City public advocate had another chance to call out Charter Communication’s refusal to reach a deal with striking Spectrum workers during a NY1 debate broadcast Wednesday night — they all came up short.
New York, NY – In just a few short hours after announcing his 2020 presidential run on Tuesday, February 19, Bernie Sanders raised more than $1 million in campaign contributions and put himself at the head of the Democratic field of contenders using the very same metric the political establishment uses to measure such things….
New York, NY – This Valentine’s Day, Amazon proved something many have always known — Jeff Bezos and Co. love corporate welfare…but they hate organized labor and worker solidarity even more.
New York, NY – The Uniformed Firefighters Association [UFA] celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017 – throughout the decades, the UFA has fought to protect the rights of its members, obtain better and safer working conditions, secure adequate pay, obtain the equitable resolution of grievances and more.
New York, NY – Opponents of the heavily subsided plan to establish a new headquarters for Amazon.com in Long Island City, say, if, indeed, the contentious deal is falling apart, as reports suggest, the online giant has only itself to blame.