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Airport Workers and Pols Occupy LaGuardia
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Airport Workers and Pols Occupy LaGuardia

January 21, 2014 By Marc Bussanich Queens, NY—In December airport workers delivered petitions containing 2,000 signatures to Pat Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the agency responsible for the region’s three major airports, asking the agency for a paid holiday on Dr. Martin Luther King day. The…

IBT 237 Calls for NYCHA Audit
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IBT 237 Calls for NYCHA Audit

January 18, 2014 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Back in November New York’s Congressional delegation met with IBT Local 237’s President Greg Floyd and other labor leaders and called on then Comptroller-elect Scott Stringer to conduct an audit of the New York City Housing Authority’s finances. The comptroller has since initiated the audit and on…

It’s Time to Build America
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It’s Time to Build America

January 17, 2014 By Terry O’Sullivan, LIUNA President Washington DC – Continuing the duct-tape approach to our crumbling transportation infrastructure could rob our economy trillions of dollars in lost economic growth, lost trade, a deteriorating lifestyle and lost jobs. It has already meant too much in wasted fuel, needless repairs due to the decay of…

Was Taxpayer Money Used to Stop UAW Organizing
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Was Taxpayer Money Used to Stop UAW Organizing

January 8, 2014 By Chris Butler, Tennessee Watchdog Nashville — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will not disclose any information about taxpayer-funded benefits he may have offered to Volkswagen in exchange for the company possibly keeping the United Auto Workers out of its Chattanooga plant.

Sandhogs and the Brooklyn Bridge
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Sandhogs and the Brooklyn Bridge

January 6, 2014 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – On January 3, 1870,  construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge. While connecting Brooklyn To Manhattan it paved the way for the unification of the five boroughs. The bridge was completed in 1883. Immigrants worked on the bridge long hours and were paid $2 a day…

Operating Engineers to Re-Affiliate with North America’s Building Trades Unions
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Operating Engineers to Re-Affiliate with North America’s Building Trades Unions

December 30, 2013   Washington, DC — The following statement was issued December 19th by James T. Callahan, General President of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). General President Callahan: “I am pleased to announce that the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) will once again be affiliated with North America’s Building Trades Unions….

The Right Rx For Sandy Recovery?
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The Right Rx For Sandy Recovery?

December 23, 2013
 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Laborers, some of whom were among the first called in to clean up in the wake of Hurricane Sandy last year, are hailing the passage of a new bill which promises to track the billions of dollars in federal disaster aid being pumped into the city.

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