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Labor Leaders Meet with the President on Obama Care
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Labor Leaders Meet with the President on Obama Care

September 16, 2013 By Neal Tepel Labor leaders were at the White House on Friday September 13th to talk about concerns with health care policies. This followed a resolution passed earlier last week at the annual AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles  critical of the Affordable Care Act. The resolution condemned the health care law as…

Park Dollars Trump Good Jobs on the Waterfront!
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Park Dollars Trump Good Jobs on the Waterfront!

September 5, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Brooklyn, NY – Any pretense that the stewards of Brooklyn Bridge Park are concerned with anything other than creating a luxurious recreational space on the waterfront that also generates oodles of cash, fell away on Wednesday morning during a Board of Directors meeting that saw one member practically scold the…

CP&L Partners With IBEW Local 102 To Improve Response To Storms
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CP&L Partners With IBEW Local 102 To Improve Response To Storms

September 2, 2013 By Neal Tepel Morristown, N.J. – Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will partner with a local electrical trade union to provide improved resources to help speed the service restoration process following a severe storm or other major event. Known as the JCP&L-IBEW Local 102 Emergency Response Team, the initiative will include International…

Teamsters Ask: ‘Which Side Are You On?’
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Teamsters Ask: ‘Which Side Are You On?’

August 28, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Swiss banking giant, UBS, reported that its second-quarter profit rose 32 percent, but that's not stopping the financial behemoth from pursuing labor cost cutting. According to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, UBS recently dropped a moving contractor in New York that paid living wages to about 50…

Construction Injuries Increase While Work Accidents Down
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Construction Injuries Increase While Work Accidents Down

August 27, 2013 By Neal Tepel In 2012 there were 4,383 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States, down from 4,693 fatal work injuries in 2011. This according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 2012 total represents the second lowest number since this information was first conducted in 1992. Workplace violence is…

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…

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