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32BJ Tours City to Mobilize Latino Vote
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32BJ Tours City to Mobilize Latino Vote

August 22, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Less than three weeks remain before the Primary Election to determine which candidate will be nominated by their respective political parties to be the next mayor of New York. 32BJ, which endorsed Council Speaker Christine Quinn in June, kicked off a bus tour to travel to different…

Hundreds Camp Out For Days In Hopes Of A Union Job
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Hundreds Camp Out For Days In Hopes Of A Union Job

August 20, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Over a 1,000 applicants formed an exhausted but determined line snaking around the NYC District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College at 395 Hudson Street on Monday morning – many had been there for days in hopes of finally obtaining a better standard of living through…

BBP to Union Workers: You Cost Too Much
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BBP to Union Workers: You Cost Too Much

August 2, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Brooklyn, NY – Brushing aside concerns about responsible development, safety standards, quality work, storm preparedness and more, the board tapped to oversee the ongoing construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park told union workers on Wednesday that employing them to build out a new section of the park at John Street would…

Steelworkers Prez: MTA Making Excuses to Avoid Buying American
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Steelworkers Prez: MTA Making Excuses to Avoid Buying American

July 24, 2013 By Marc Bussanich Washington, DC—Leo W. Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers, said that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is misleading the public by claiming that toll collection, and not tax revenues, to finance repairs on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge exempts it from “Buy American” provisions to purchase American-made steel. Watch Video

LI Union Leader: I’m Tired of Supporting Out-of-State People
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LI Union Leader: I’m Tired of Supporting Out-of-State People

July 24, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Melville, NY – Dick O’Kane, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk says he’s “tired of supporting people from Florida, the Carolinas and Georgia,” and wants New York officials to stop doling out tax-payer assistance to developers who don’t think twice about hiring out-of-state workers…

32BJ Members Strengthen Solidarity through Art
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32BJ Members Strengthen Solidarity through Art

July 22, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—The members of the 120,000-member strong 32BJ SEIU property services union work as doormen, porters, handymen, security officers and window cleaners but also moonlight as painters, photographers and poets. They've had an opportunity to showcase their artistic talent for the past several years thanks to the annual…

Living Wage Supporters: ‘The Test Is Over!’
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Living Wage Supporters: ‘The Test Is Over!’

July 19, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Supporters of the city’s nine-month-old living wage legislation are hailing the contentious bill passed back in September as an unadulterated success this week – and calling on the next administration to soon broaden its scope to include more workers. (Watch Video)

UN Shuts Out Union After 65-Plus Years!
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UN Shuts Out Union After 65-Plus Years!

July 16, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Up until now, IBEW Local 1212 member Gary Roth had spent the last three decades of his life steadfastly documenting premieres, presidents and prime ministers arriving at the United Nations in sleek, black motorcades to address a waiting world. Today, however, Roth is out of a…

Building Boom by 2014
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Building Boom by 2014

July 1, 2013 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – Fueled by rapid increases in residential and office development, overall New York City construction spending is expected to increase by 6.2 percent this year and by 24 percent from 2012 to 2014, according to a New York Building Congress midyear update of its annual analysis…

OSHA: Construction Deaths Rising with Construction Upswing
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OSHA: Construction Deaths Rising with Construction Upswing

June 27, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—The New York Building Congress issued a report on Monday that construction activity is booming in New York City and will generate employment gains that match 2007 levels. But on Wednesday OSHA’s regional director said that the dramatic increase in the number of fatalities may be due…

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