New York, NY – Embattled unions fighting so-called “open shop” development, so-called “right to work” laws, the aftermath of the Janus decision — and a whole plethora of other right-wing attacks on workers — have some good news heading into Labor Day 2018: a clear majority of Americans like unions.
New York, NY – In the ongoing battle against so-called “open shop development” at Hudson Yards and the assault on good middle class jobs — wages and benefits figure greatly. But so, too, do things like dignity, safety and respect.
Fifty years ago I joined Laborers’ Local 773 in Cairo, Illinois. My first dispatch out of the union hall put me in a pick-up truck headed to a job building a bridge that links Missouri with Illinois. Bob Tapley was an Operating Engineer working on the job, and he charged me two dollars a day…
New York, NY – In the ongoing struggle to rein in the construction industry’s race to the bottom and preserve good middle class jobs, New York City’s Building Trades have rallied against exploitive contractors and builders, while also reaching out to the nonunion workers being exploited.
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.