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Court Says Workers Don’t Need New Safety Rules For COVID-19
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Court Says Workers Don’t Need New Safety Rules For COVID-19

WASHINGTON—One day after the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. passed 2 million, the nation’s second most powerful court denied the AFL-CIO’s petition to force the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue emergency safety rules to protect workers from being exposed to the virus. In a one-paragraph ruling issued June 11, a…

Gearing Up
Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, New York

Gearing Up

Construction has resumed in New York City. However, tension is still high after recent events. Some of New York City’s office buildings have been looted and vandalized.  Buildings like 437 Madison for example had three of their main lobby windows smashed by eight people in masks. The damage to the building’s atrium was done during…

NYC Labor Leaders Condemn Police Brutality; Push HERO Order
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NYC Labor Leaders Condemn Police Brutality; Push HERO Order

New York, NY – Phase 1 of the city’s reopening plan begins this week, but as social distancing restrictions ease, labor leaders are pushing a new order meant to protect people of color from systemic threats to their safety on the job and outside of work. While the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated just how vital…

Helmets to Hardhats Welcomes New Executive Director
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Helmets to Hardhats Welcomes New Executive Director

New York, NY – Helmets to Hardhats is welcoming David Porter as the group’s new executive director. Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry. The program is designed to help military…

IronWorkers Statement In Response To Nationwide Protest
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IronWorkers Statement In Response To Nationwide Protest

Washington, D.C. –  The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers’ General President Eric Dean issued the following statement in response to the nationwide protests: As a union, the Iron Workers have fought long and hard to overcome the discriminatory policies of the past and to create an environment of inclusion and fairness in…

REBNY President on Resuming Construction During Pandemic: ‘I think we will be in a good place in the near future.’
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REBNY President on Resuming Construction During Pandemic: ‘I think we will be in a good place in the near future.’

New York City is looking at a possible June 8th reopening of the Big Apple and a reopening of non-essential construction projects in the coming days and weeks that were previously put on hold.  “New Yorkers have worked so hard for this progress, but we must remain vigilant in this fight. I know we are…

32BJ, Nurses Unions React to Police Killing of George Floyd
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32BJ, Nurses Unions React to Police Killing of George Floyd

As millions of Americans sheltered in place in what many expected to be a sleepy Memorial Day — it became anything but after the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota cops went viral.   The latest killing of an unarmed Black citizen by police superseded the sacrifice of America’s war veterans in the minds of…

New Online Tool to Help Workers Easily Report Unsafe Conditions
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New Online Tool to Help Workers Easily Report Unsafe Conditions

The BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations, launched a new web tool on Wednesday to help workers across America safely and anonymously report unsafe work conditions, while also learning about workers’ rights and getting access to critical safety information during the COVID-19 pandemic. SafeJobChecklist.org launched at 11 a.m. and included…

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