Building Trades

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Unions Got Out the Vote

By Bendix AndersonNovember 3, 2010 Unions marshaled their might to get out the vote for election day, November 2 — and candidates promise to return the favor. “The partnership I have had with the union movement is very important to me,” said Tom DiNapoli, Democratic candidate for New York State Comptroller, speaking to hundreds of…

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Rallying in Solidarity, Building Trades Stand Tall

By Harrison MageeNovember 1, 2010 New York, NY– Thousands of union members and allies packed the streets of Midtown on October 24, to rally in solidarity with all the men and women of New York City’s building trades. The event, which was organized by the Building and Construction Trades Council of NY, brought together scores…

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Comptroller Liu Speaks to LIUNA Local 79

By Liam CusackSeptember 23, 2010 John Liu, Comptroller for the City of New York received a standing ovation when he spoke to the general membership meeting of Local 79 on Wednesday evening September 15, 2010. Telling members of the LIUNA Local 79 that his most important job as Comptroller is to ensure that workers are treated…

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World Trade Center Rebuilding Back on Track

By Bendix AndersonSeptember 15, 2010 After years of struggle and delay, the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan is back on track. “For the first time since 9/11, we have certainty about what is being built, how much it will cost, when it will be completed, and a concrete plan to get…

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Jobs in Jeopardy as Port Authority Faces Budget Shortfall

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey now employs thousands of construction workers through its capital plan – providing much needed employment in tough economic times. But the jobs might not last. The Authority confronts a shrinking budget as it struggles to meet the growing transportation needs of the region and rebuild its…

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Building Trades Employer’s Association Leadership Reception

At the Alfred G. Gerosa Leadership Dinner held on May 18th, the Building Trades Employer’s Association (BTEA) honored four shining stars in New York City’s building industry. The event, held at Cipriani 42nd Street, had over 500 attendees. BTEA President & CEO Louis Coletti said that the impressive turnout “shows the support given to the…

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