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Fifty Labor Days
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, National

Fifty Labor Days

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…

‘We Will Win!’
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, New York

‘We Will Win!’

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. 

U.S. Labor Dept Allows Employers to Avoid Prosecution
Building Trades, Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

U.S. Labor Dept Allows Employers to Avoid Prosecution

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…

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