New York, NY – After a hot summer demonstrating against billionaire developer Stephen Ross and so-called “open-shop” development at Hudson Yards, members of the #CountMeIn campaign are vowing to turn up the heat heading into this year’s Labor Day Parade on September 8.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor for failing to respond to her requests to review records concerning a new program that allows employers who violate labor laws to avoid prosecution and penalties. The suit asks the court to compel the Federal…
NEW YORK, N.Y.—The city’s building-trades unions are lambasting an agreement between the Carpenters and The Related Companies that apparently accedes to the use of nonunion labor at Hudson Yards—and are also questioning how definite the deal is.
New York’s building-trades unions are calling an accident at Hudson Yards Aug. 6 the result of shoddy work by nonunion contractors.
New York, NY – The striking group of Charter/Spectrum workers who have introduced a plan to replace the flagging telecom king with a new worker cooperative that would better serve subscribers and workers alike, says the timing to get behind the effort couldn’t be more perfect.
New York, NY – Construction workers fighting the assault on good middle-class jobs at Hudson Yards and across the city, returned to the offices of Related Companies at Columbus Circle on Tuesday to donate more food for the homeless and to challenge corporate media portrayals of trade unionists as “thugs” and “criminals.”
YONKERS, NY – Over 100 Yonkers residents turned out on July 28th to learn about a building trades pre-apprenticeship program. The project was launched by the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester and Putnam Counties. Other partners in this important project include the two counties and New York…
New York, NY – IUOE Local 94 firemen may have enough licenses and certifications to tackle virtually any maintenance issue that could possibly crop up inside a New York City public school building — but their most valuable asset by far, just might be the paternal approach they bring to the job.
QUEENS, NY – CRV Precast Construction LLC and six of its employees have been indicted for underpaying workers. The defendants are charged with insurance fraud and grand larceny. The company misclassified workers in order to pay them less than the prevailing wage rate. A worker was killed at a company job site.
NEW YORK, NY – Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood has announced indictment regarding fraudulent public construction contracts worth millions of dollars. Michael Martin, 47, of Latham, and D. Scott Henzel, 52, of Albany have been charged with failing to pay over $400,000 in wages to over 50 employees as well as additional charges.