February 5, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco An already troubled development project in Long Island City, Queens is being lambasted as a construction site “sweatshop” in a controversy over how things get built in New York City that could also prove potentially embarrassing to the Obama administration.
January 8, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco The special commission charged with helping to map out New York State's response to Hurricane Sandy's horrific devastation has submitted its recommendations. But some grassroots organizations and organized labor groups are not happy with the results, saying that the communities hardest hit by Sandy are being "woefully" underrepresented.
December 27, 2012 Around Town by Neal Tepel A major upgrade and repairs are planned for NYPA's half century-old transmission system in Western, Central and Northern New York. This will provide a critical step in carrying out the New York Energy Highway Blueprint.
December 20, 2012 By Marc Bussanich Building trade union and community members rallied in downtown Brooklyn in front of the City Point project to protest the property developer for refusing to pay prevailing wages and hiring local community residents at a living wage, although the project has received $20 million in Recovery Zone Facility Bonds via…
NYC Construction Outlook December 3, 2012 Around Town By Neal Tepel The number of stalled construction sites throughout New York City rose by 17 percent between February and November of 2012. This rapid increase in stalled projects has erased virtually all of the progress made in the prior 15 months, according to a New York…
What Gives? Number of Stalled Construction Projects Grows November 30, 2012 By Joe Maniscalco The number of stalled construction projects located throughout New York City representing scores of potential union jobs has jumped almost 20 percent in the last year, according to a new report by the New York City Building Congress.
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on September Jobs Report