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This Week’s Buzz: #CountMeIn Up Close; Inside MSG; NYSNA Safe Staffing Push; Help For 9/11 First-Responders
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, National

This Week’s Buzz: #CountMeIn Up Close; Inside MSG; NYSNA Safe Staffing Push; Help For 9/11 First-Responders

New York, NY – On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz members of the #CountMeIn Movement talk about the fight to preserve good middle class jobs in NYC’s construction industry — and what the outcome of that battle means for the rest of the country at large; Chief Labor Reporter Bob Hennelly talks more about…

Workers’ Comp System ‘Is Failing Workers’
Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Workers’ Comp System ‘Is Failing Workers’

WASHINGTON—The workers’ compensation system that covers an estimated 129 million people “is failing workers—especially low-wage workers in dangerous industries,” Deborah Berkowitz, head of the National Employment Law Project’s worker health and safety program, wrote in WC Magazine June 1. The state-based systems are supposed to pay injured workers’ medical and rehab bills and reimburse them…

Apprentice Training: It Works
Building Trades, Education, Features, New York

Apprentice Training: It Works

New York, NY –  “One of my goals is to get everybody together; a lot of people think the unions are hard to get into,” Ironworkers Local 197 Apprentice Erick Garay tells LaboPress. “But I want people to realize — I’m Hispanic. I’m 36-years-old, and I made it — you can, too.”

Schenectady Carpenters Picket for Prevailing Wage
Building Trades, Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

Schenectady Carpenters Picket for Prevailing Wage

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—Union construction workers picketed the partially built Electric City Apartments complex here on May 23, charging that a nonunion subcontractor on the state-subsidized project is paying workers significantly less than the prevailing wage. The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters found out that framing subcontractor Bellevue Builders Supply is paying its workers an average of…

The Latest Buzz: Tools & Tiaras; REBNY Backlash; Drama Desk Awards; And Sarah Jaffe, Too!
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

The Latest Buzz: Tools & Tiaras; REBNY Backlash; Drama Desk Awards; And Sarah Jaffe, Too!

New York, NY – On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz Lena Melendez of the group Dominicans in Defense of Businesses and Housing talks about how the Real Estate Board of NY [REBNY] is driving up rents and hurting communities; Drama Desk Awards President Charles Wright and BroadwayWorld.com’s Richard Ridge talk about theater in NYC…

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