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‘Mourn for the Dead and Fight for the Living’
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‘Mourn for the Dead and Fight for the Living’

April 29, 2013 By Steven Wishnia “No more workers have to die,” the more than 100 people chanted, their voices reverberating off the corrugated-metal scaffolding overhead as they read the names of workers killed on the job in the last two years. “Francisco Ortiz.” “¡Presente!” “Han Wa Lee.” “¡Presente!” “Valentine Campbell.” “¡Presente!”

Labor-Artist Alliance Thaws Out Frieze Fest
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Labor-Artist Alliance Thaws Out Frieze Fest

April 28, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – For the first time ever, union hammers will be helping to assemble the Frieze Art Fest when it returns to Randall's Island in May – and the special alliance between organized labor and supportive artists is largely the reason behind the dramatic turnaround.

Build Keystone XL Pipeline Now
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Build Keystone XL Pipeline Now

April 28, 2014 By Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions Washington, DC — The following statement was released by Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions, in reaction to the announcement by the US Department of State to further extend the comment period for the review of the Keystone XL…

Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Begins
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Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Begins

April 28, 2014 By Stephanie West Queens, NY – Rockaway boardwalk reconstruction began last Wednesday April 23rd. Most of the structure was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy more than 17 months ago. Zachary Feder from the Parks Department said workers began preparing the construction site last week and put fences up around the area. The demolition…

How Much Longer? 3 WTC Supporters Cope With More Delay
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How Much Longer? 3 WTC Supporters Cope With More Delay

April 25, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – The coalition of building trades, service workers, elected offices and other Downtown stakeholders eager for the completion of the 3 Word Trade Center tower, is hoping that this week’s decision by the Port Authority to table the vote on extending $1.2 billion in loan guarantees to developer…

Union Members and Leaders Bring Concerns to Congressional Delegation at LI Fed’s Congressional Night
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Union Members and Leaders Bring Concerns to Congressional Delegation at LI Fed’s Congressional Night

April 24, 2014 By Beth Borzone Hauppauge, NY- Over 800 union leaders crowded the union hall of IBEW 25 for Long Island Federation of Labor’s 16th Annual Congressional Night.  A diverse coalition of unions, representing electrical workers, ironworkers, steamfitters, letter carriers, teachers, and food and commercial workers, attended the event, in order to voice their…

Tradesmen Deplore Starwood Capital’s Safety Record
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Tradesmen Deplore Starwood Capital’s Safety Record

April 23, 2014 By Marc Bussanich  Brooklyn, NY—“There oughta be a law,” boomed Gary LaBarbera, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council outside Borough Hall as tradesmen gathered to protest what they say is a lack of responsible development by the developer group Starwood Capital. Video

Bronx BP Diaz Negative on City Island Bridge Project
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Bronx BP Diaz Negative on City Island Bridge Project

April 22, 2014 By Stephanie West Bronx, NY – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a negative recommendation on the proposed construction of a new City Island Bridge. The recommendations come as part of the borough president’s charter mandated responsibilities in the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).  

L.I. Building Trades In Search of State Legislators With Some Backbone
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L.I. Building Trades In Search of State Legislators With Some Backbone

April 17, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco Hauppauge, NY – Despite significant public investment made possible through the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency [IDA], the hardest things to find at area construction sites on Long Island these days, may just be automobiles bearing local tags. But the group representing more than 59,000 highly-trained tradesmen and tradeswomen on…

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