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Union Members at Local 79 Get on Board

April 26, 2011By Vanessa DeSantisLaborers took a crash course in land use on Friday, March 10th, at the SEIU building in Lower Manhattan. The workshop encouraged members to get involved with New York City’s local community boards. These public boards provide a way for union members to support union projects that also serve their communities….

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Jobs at Javits

April 20, 2011By Bendix AndersonWith its dark windows peering over the Hudson River, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center has been New York City’s primary venue for exhibitions, large conventions and major trade shows since it opened in 1986. Now a half billion dollar restoration is providing thousands of jobs to workers in the building…

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Unions Fight Zell

April 20, 2011By Stephanie West Sam Zell had another tough greeting from construction workers as he arrived at a speaking engagement in Manhattan April 7. “Whose City? Our City!” called out roughly 400 union members outside the Taj Pierre Hotel. “Whose Jobs? Our Jobs!” Recently, union workers protest whenever Zell steps up to a speakers…

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LaBarbera Honored at Latino Heritage Event

March 15, 2011By Vanessa Elena DeSantis

About 200 guests dined and danced to pulsing Latin beats at Terrace on the Park, a capacious banquet hall overlooking Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, N.Y.

 The Latino Heritage Dance was held on Friday March 4th. The evening event celebrated Latino heritage as well as honored Gary LaBarbera, president…

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Delgado Honored by ANOROC Democratic Club

March 15, 2011 By Vanessa DeSantis Policymakers and grassroots organizers had a chance to mingle at the ANOROC Democratic Club’s 82nd Anniversary Dinner Dance, on the evening of Thursday March the 3rd. Local 79’s business manager John Delgado received a special achievement award at the fundraising event. “Throughout his career John has been an advocate…

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LIUNA Members Get Educated

By Bendix AndersonJanuary 5, 2011 Anthony Williamson got a surprise in his mailbox this December — a personal letter signed by Terence M. O’Sullivan, general president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA).  The note congratulated Williamson and 40 other LIUNA members for completing a bachelor’s degree in labor studies. Williamson also received…

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