Building Trades

Building Trades’ Inflatable Rat Meets Villanova Wildcat
Building Trades, Features, Finance, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

Building Trades’ Inflatable Rat Meets Villanova Wildcat

RADNOR, Pa.—Members of the Sheet Metal Workers of Philadelphia brought a 12-foot inflatable rat to the home of the Villanova Wildcats Oct. 30, protesting the university’s use of nonunion laborers on its new Performing Arts Center. The nonunion Delaware contractor brought in to finish the project will pay its workers “easily” at least $8,000 less…

Steelworkers, U.S. Steel, Reach Tentative Deal for 14% Raise
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Steelworkers, U.S. Steel, Reach Tentative Deal for 14% Raise

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—The United Steelworkers and U.S. Steel reached a tentative contract agreement Oct. 15 that would raise workers’ pay by 14% by 2021. The four-year pact would increase wages by 4% immediately, another 3.5% in 2019 and 2020, and 3% in 2021, Mark Lash, president of Local 1066 in Gary, Indiana, told the Chicago Tribune….

‘Let’s Face It – The One-Percent Are Nothing But Whiners!’
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

‘Let’s Face It – The One-Percent Are Nothing But Whiners!’

New York, NY – Whether it’s Related Cos.’ push for more nonunion building at Hudson Yards, at lower wages and benefits, or Charter Communications’ refusal to settle a 19-month-old strike with workers over lost pensions and healthcare packages — the corporate class’ campaign to further squeeze working families dry in this town couldn’t be any…

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