Building Trades

Allentown Public-Housing Workers Authorize Strike
Building Trades, National, New York

Allentown Public-Housing Workers Authorize Strike

Allentown, PA – The workers who maintain Allentown’s 950 public-housing apartments voted unanimously Aug. 22 to authorize a strike. They “have been seeking a fair contract… for nearly a year,” Teamsters Local 773, which represents the about 20 workers, said in a statement. The Allentown Housing Authority wants to triple or quadruple workers’ health-care costs,…

NYC Carpenters Raise $200G for Disabled Vets’ Homes
Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, New York

NYC Carpenters Raise $200G for Disabled Vets’ Homes

On Aug. 11, union carpenters from New York City hung up their hammers to swing some irons at Crystal Springs Golf Course in New Jersey, to help support a cause they are well-suited to endorse: constructing wheelchair-accessible homes for injured U.S. veterans. Partnering with retired pro-football star Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, the New…

Prevailing Wage Underpayments Recovered by NYS
Building Trades, New York

Prevailing Wage Underpayments Recovered by NYS

August 12, 2017 By Stephanie West Albany, NY – Over $307,560 in civil penalties have been assessed against employers who violated prevailing wage law with $5,287,405  returned to 2,285 workers in the first six months of 2017. “We have zero tolerance for those that seek to strip New Yorkers of the pay they worked so…

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