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#CountMeIn: It’s Not Just About Hudson Yards
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

#CountMeIn: It’s Not Just About Hudson Yards

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Thousands of construction workers crammed the blocks south of Times Square Apr. 4, protesting the Related Companies’ use of nonunion labor on the Hudson Yards development. Chanting “Union!” and waving American flags and green “#CountMeIn” placards, they burst out of the police-barricade pens to fill all of Seventh Avenue between 40th and 41st…

This Week’s Buzz: #CountMeIn; More on the Spectrum Strike; FDNY Deaths, and Airport Raises
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, Multimedia, Municipal Government, National, Retail, Transportation

This Week’s Buzz: #CountMeIn; More on the Spectrum Strike; FDNY Deaths, and Airport Raises

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we’re talking about the #CountMeIn movement with Campaign Director Michael Hellstrom and the the fight against so-called “open shop” development in NYC; United Firefighters Association President Gerard Fitzgerald joins us to discuss the latest tragic deaths to hit the FDNY, as well as the problems of trying to…

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire is Remembered in Lower Manhattan
Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Retail

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire is Remembered in Lower Manhattan

New York, NY – An eerie silence fell over the crowd at Washington Place and Greene Street in New York’s Greenwich Village on the morning of March 23, as the FDNY deployed a ladder up six stories to a window of the Brown Building, once the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. During this symbolic reenactment, there were…

Slush Can’t Stop Solidarity at Hudson Yards
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Retail

Slush Can’t Stop Solidarity at Hudson Yards

NEW YORK, N.Y.—In the cold hour before dawn on Manhattan’s West Side March 22, the previous day’s snow now slush and ice on the sidewalks, construction workers streamed down 34th Street in hooded sweatshirts and well-used work boots, their hands clutching large coffees. About 100 assembled on the northwest corner of Tenth Avenue, across from…

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