New York, NY – On Wednesday, September 28th, the 2017 Building Futures Awards Reception will be held at the New York Hilton Hotel in Midtown, on behalf of the Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills. The event’s purpose is “honoring the unionized construction industry’s commitment to opportunity and diversity in New York City.”
New York, NY – NYC Labor unions still reeling from last week’s brazen deportation of 54-year-old Teamster Eber Garcia Vasquez to Guatemala, are vowing to make it tougher for ICE agents acting under direction of the Trump administration to seize any more immigrant workers within their ranks.
Waterloo, Iowa—As Hurricane Irma was bringing its swath of devastation toward Florida Sept. 8, members of two Iowa International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers locals were headed south to help repair utility infrastructure and restore power.
New York, N.Y.—The thousands of union workers marching up Fifth Avenue for the city’s annual Labor Day parade Sept. 9 had a special urgency this year: The Trump administration’s anti-labor policies, the increasing deportations of immigrant workers, and the potential threat to pensions and prevailing-wage laws from a state constitutional convention.
New York, NY – Iron Workers Local 197, Stone Derrickmen and Riggers, will celebrate their 150th anniversary this Saturday, September 16th, at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck, Long Island.
Eber Garcia Vasquez has been shipped off to Guatemala. He has been disposed of as though he were nothing more than unsightly rubbish, and that was just plain wrong. Now is not the time for a useless stream of anti-Trump rhetoric, or any other politicized palaver. It is, however, a time to ask some hard…
Houston, Tex.—On Sunday, Aug. 27, the roof of refinery worker Brandon Parker’s house in League City, Texas, was leaking, and he and his wife and three children had already taken in flooded-out relatives. He told her that he wanted to go out and help people.
Nearly a decade after leaving, Operating Engineers Local 701 has rejoined the Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council. A contingent of seven delegates and one presenter represented the local at the building trades’ annual convention Aug. 23-25 in Lincoln City, where they were welcomed back by Executive Secretary Tim Frew to a round of applause….
Washington, DC – In an effort to control the practice of companies in the USA hiring non-Americans under the H-2B program, the Department of Justice is now reviewing this practice. Utilizing H-2 regulations, hundreds of thousands of foreign workers have replaced Americans in jobs across the USA. This anti-American hiring practice is particularly affecting the building…