Building Trades

‘Tis The Season To Press The Fight Against Broken Shop Development
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, New York

‘Tis The Season To Press The Fight Against Broken Shop Development

New York, NY – Despite some frigid temps on Tuesday, December 18, hundreds of trade unionists supporting the Building Trades’ #CountMeIn campaign returned to the offices of Related Companies’ developer CEO Stephen Ross at 10 Columbus Circle, to continue opposition to the use of nonunion labor, or so-called “open shop development” at Hudson Yards. And,…

Robots Treated Better Than Amazon’s Workers On Staten Island
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, New York, Retail

Robots Treated Better Than Amazon’s Workers On Staten Island

New York, NY – Confronted with a workplace environment more hospitable to beeping robots than warm-blooded human beings — employees at Amazon’s “fulfillment center” on Staten Island on Wednesday took to the steps of City Hall to sound the alarm about working conditions that also invoke fears of a latter-day Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire waiting…

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