Building Trades

Workers Memorial Week: Time For Real Reflection
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Workers Memorial Week: Time For Real Reflection

New York, NY – This past week, the mournful wail of bagpipes honoring New York City construction workers killed or injured on the job were once again forced to compete with the rising lamentations of deep pocketed industry executives bemoaning the economic costs of enacting enhanced safety regulations.  Never mind how incremental and insufficient any…

Laborers Graduate Apprentices, Urge Union-Built Affordable Housing
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Laborers Graduate Apprentices, Urge Union-Built Affordable Housing

NEW YORK, N.Y.–The about 60 Laborers International Union apprentices lined up in a side room at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in Manhattan Apr. 17, clad in brilliant saffron-orange caps and gowns.  “When you graduate, you’re part of this forever,” Local 79 apprentice coordinator Timmy Valentine told them. They marched into the cathedral’s main room, chanting…

More Death On The Job: ‘Somebody Needs To Speak To It’
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More Death On The Job: ‘Somebody Needs To Speak To It’

New York, NY – “Somebody needs to pass a law saying this can’t happen anymore.” That’s how Donald Nesbit, Local 372 executive vice-president, is reacting to the death of his friend since childhood, Gregory Echevarria — one of a trio of construction workers tragically killed on non-union job sites last week.  Nesbit and Echevarria grew…

NABTU Prez Calls Infrastructure Renewal ‘Critical’
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NABTU Prez Calls Infrastructure Renewal ‘Critical’

“We want all of our resources to support our value and that includesleveraging our own money while also securing competitive returns,” saidNABTU President Sean McGarvey on April 9, 2019 as McGarvey kicked off theannual North America’s Building Trades Unions’ Washington D.C. Conference. More than 2,000 construction workers and industry leaders attended thisyear’s NABTU legislative conference…

Building Trades Recruit Apprentices
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Building Trades Recruit Apprentices

Queens, NY – The Tile, Marble and Terrazzo Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee Local Union #7 of NY and NJ will conduct a recruitment from March 25 through Oct. 11 for: five marble carver, cutter and setter apprentices; five terrazzo worker apprentices; three tile, marble and terrazzo finisher apprentices; and five tile setter apprentices. The…

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