ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—The Danish renewable-energy company Orsted has signed an agreement to use union labor if it gets approval to build an offshore wind farm 15 miles off Atlantic City. Its U.S. subsidiary signed a memorandum of understanding with the South Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council covering the proposed 1,100-megawatt Ocean Wind project, the…
New York, NY – Seven candidates running for the office of New York City public advocate had another chance to call out Charter Communication’s refusal to reach a deal with striking Spectrum workers during a NY1 debate broadcast Wednesday night — they all came up short.
New York, NY – In just a few short hours after announcing his 2020 presidential run on Tuesday, February 19, Bernie Sanders raised more than $1 million in campaign contributions and put himself at the head of the Democratic field of contenders using the very same metric the political establishment uses to measure such things….
New York, NY – This Valentine’s Day, Amazon proved something many have always known — Jeff Bezos and Co. love corporate welfare…but they hate organized labor and worker solidarity even more.
New York, NY – The Uniformed Firefighters Association [UFA] celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017 – throughout the decades, the UFA has fought to protect the rights of its members, obtain better and safer working conditions, secure adequate pay, obtain the equitable resolution of grievances and more.
New York, NY – Opponents of the heavily subsided plan to establish a new headquarters for Amazon.com in Long Island City, say, if, indeed, the contentious deal is falling apart, as reports suggest, the online giant has only itself to blame.
New York, NY – Unions representing workers who understand all too well what happens when supercharged hurricanes and floods hit town are applauding the introduction of Congress Member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ [D-14th District] Green New Deal resolution this week.
New York, NY – Construction workers in this town are routinely abused, exploited and have their lives put in mortal jeopardy — but that isn’t stopping the greedy developers and the hired contractors responsible for the daily atrocities from feasting on the public dole. Not one little bit.
New York, NY – The head of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union [RWDSU] is dismissing limited union support for notoriously anti-union CEO Jeff Bezos and his bid to establish a new HQ for Amazon.com in Long Island City, Queens — while also expressing hope that his brothers in the House of Labor will…
Editor’s Note: This is Part One of a series looking at ongoing efforts to launch a new pre-apprenticeship program based in Queensbridge, Long Island City. New York, NY – Ask 696 Build Queensbridge Founder and Director K. Bain what’s the biggest threat facing kids today, growing up in the often dangerous Long Island City community,…