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Inside 32BJ’s Strike Authorization
Building Trades

Inside 32BJ’s Strike Authorization

April 3, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – The last time 32BJ – the union representing 30,000 apartment building workers around the city – bargained for a fair contract in 2010, the real estate market was still in the tank. Today, that situation is very much improved – but the labor leaders working…

Domino Development Called, ‘Catastrophic!’
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Domino Development Called, ‘Catastrophic!’

April 2, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Developers of the Domino Sugar project in Brooklyn may have already gotten the okay from City Planning commissioners last month to rezone the massive waterfront site – but this week the councilman representing the community where the housing development is set to rise later this year, called…

Mayor Urged to Lead On ‘Jobs Summit’
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Mayor Urged to Lead On ‘Jobs Summit’

Joe Maniscalco April 2, 2014 New York, NY – Supporters of a “Good Jobs Summit” which would enlist a wide variety of stakeholders from the building and construction trades, real estate industry and community-at-large, say that such a meeting could help transform the city by simultaneously tackling both minority youth unemployment, and the loss of good-paying…

NYC Midtown West Transportation Plan
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NYC Midtown West Transportation Plan

April 2, 2014 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – In Moving Midtown West, a new report by the New York Building Congress urges New York City, State and federal officials to work together on a coordinated plan to design, finance and implement a series of interrelated transportation projects that would transform Midtown Manhattan around…

Still no wage increase @ Newark Airport
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Still no wage increase @ Newark Airport

March 25, 2014 By Marc Bussanich  Newark, NJ—It’s two months since the Port Authority’s executive director, Pat Foye, ordered the airlines to increase workers’ wages immediately by $1 an hour. But the airlines and subcontractors at Newark Airport are balking, compelling airport workers to rally on Monday outside Terminal C. Video 

Hundreds Vigil for Ironworkers Training
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Hundreds Vigil for Ironworkers Training

March 24, 2014 By Steven Wishnia “Work. Money. Benefits. Union,” chorused the four young men waiting outside Ironworkers Union Locals 40 & 361’s headquarters in Astoria Mar. 20. They were among the more than 350 people on line, bringing the $25 money orders and photocopied picture IDs needed to apply to the union’s apprenticeship program.

Construction Coalition Roots for Railroads
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Construction Coalition Roots for Railroads

March 24, 2014 By Steven Wishnia Build more trains, urges a coalition of leading New York developers, construction companies, and building-trades unions. In its 2014 policy agenda, released in March, the New York Building Congress advocates four railroad projects, as part of what Andrew Hollweck, its vice president for policy and planning, calls a “robust…

‘Wright’ Man For The Job
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‘Wright’ Man For The Job

March 14, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco Brooklyn, NY – Picking your way through the powerful personalities that inhabit this city can be as delicate as maneuvering a 230-foot-tall crane amidst a cluster of densely-packed skyscrapers. Fortunately, Allen S. Wright, IUOE Local 14’s new political director, is trained to do both.   

Canada Energy Pipeline Creates Thousands of Jobs
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Canada Energy Pipeline Creates Thousands of Jobs

March 14, 2014 By Stephanie West Toronto, Ontario – "The Ontario Building Trades are pleased to see movement in the regulatory process as we move towards approval of the Energy East Pipeline Project," said Patrick Dillon, Business Manager of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario, adding that "if approved, this project will…

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