Building Trades

Crane Operator In Deadly Crane Crash Insists the Collapse Was Not His Fault
Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

Crane Operator In Deadly Crane Crash Insists the Collapse Was Not His Fault

According to The National Safety Council Machinery accounted for 4,920 nonfatal occupational injuries and 92 fatal injuries in 2014. Many of these injuries and deaths may have been preventable with proper inspections, and following protocol to maintain the safety of workers and the general public. Unfortunately, there are many cases in which employers fail to…

Muzzled Security Guards Defy Elite Bosses; Protest Wage and Benefit Cuts on Sixth Avenue!
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Muzzled Security Guards Defy Elite Bosses; Protest Wage and Benefit Cuts on Sixth Avenue!

New York, NY – Dozens of members of 32BJ SEIU, the largest property service workers union in the country, held a demonstration outside of 1180 Sixth Avenue in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, March 14.  Angered by cuts to the wages and benefits of the security guards in the building, as well as an order by…

Latest Buzz: Charter/Spectrum Audit; Steel Tariffs; Striking For a Year!
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, Multimedia, Municipal Government, National, Retail

Latest Buzz: Charter/Spectrum Audit; Steel Tariffs; Striking For a Year!

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers International President, discusses the impact announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are having on workers; Kate Blumm, NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications, talks about the results of a recently completed audit of the city’s Franchise Agreement with Charter/Spectrum; and IBEW…

Battle Over Hudson Yards Rages with Good Middle Class Jobs at Stake
Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Battle Over Hudson Yards Rages with Good Middle Class Jobs at Stake

New York, NY – “An attempt to suppress the free speech of hardworking New Yorkers.”  That’s what The Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, is calling a new lawsuit aimed at undermining union workers at the $25 billion Hudson Yards development on the West Side of Manhattan. On Monday, Hudson Yards Construction,…

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