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NYC Continues Expansive Capital Plan
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NYC Continues Expansive Capital Plan

June 3, 2013 By Neal Tepel New York, N.Y. – Mayor Michael Bloomberg's final Executive Budget offers a capital spending plan for Fiscal Years 2014 through 2017 that maintains the administration's commitment to near-historic levels of capital spending. Thanks in part to significant emergency federal aid related to Superstorm Sandy, spending is forecast to increase…

Silverstein to Build Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown Manhattan
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Silverstein to Build Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown Manhattan

May 17, 2013 By Kismet Barksdale New York, NY – Silverstein Properties is planning to construct a skyscraper at 30 Park Place in Tribeca that will include a Four Seasons hotel and Private Residences.  At 926 feet, the property will be the tallest residential tower in Downtown Manhattan and one of the tallest buildings in…

Pro-Labor Artists Could Skip Frieze Art Fair
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Pro-Labor Artists Could Skip Frieze Art Fair

May 15, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Frieze Art Fair's pig-headed refusal to work with unions traditionally responsible for erecting exhibitions throughout the city will be a whole lot tougher to pull off next year when the international event is expected to return to the Big Apple. Participating artists turned-off by Frieze's anti-labor…

Frieze-Out: Haute Art Show Plays Dumb In Labor Dispute
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Frieze-Out: Haute Art Show Plays Dumb In Labor Dispute

May 11, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – The Frieze Art Fair returned for a second go 'round on Randall’s Island this week, and just like its inaugural run held on NYC public land last year, organizers of the London-birthed showcase have done their darndest to duck area standards, wages and benefits. (Watch Video)…

LaBarbera to Insurers: ‘Pay Your Bills!’
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LaBarbera to Insurers: ‘Pay Your Bills!’

May 11, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Nine years after an initial groundbreaking, building and construction workers installed the final section of the 408-foot mast atop One World Trade Center on Friday morning. At midday several hundred gathered at Coenties Slip Park to hear the president of the Building and Construction Trades Council, Gary…

Labor Reacts to TIAA-CREF’s New Stance On Development
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Labor Reacts to TIAA-CREF’s New Stance On Development

May 9, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Organized labor groups in the city are applauding the second-largest pension fund in the world and its decision to no longer work with irresponsible contractors this week – even as the battle over the Queens construction "sweatshop" which served as the lightning rod for the…

NYC Construction Employment Improves
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NYC Construction Employment Improves

April 30, 2013 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – Private sector construction employment in New York City rose 2.4 percent in 2012 while wages have remained virtually unchanged, according to a New York Building Congress analysis of New York State Department of Labor employment statistics.

Building Trades to Brooklyn Bridge Park Peeps: ‘Plant Good Jobs!’
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Building Trades to Brooklyn Bridge Park Peeps: ‘Plant Good Jobs!’

April 25, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Brooklyn, NY – Build Up NYC, the broad alliance of labor organizations opposing developers who routinely shortchange workers citywide, delivered thousands of post cards to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Board on Wednesday afternoon, all urging the governing body of the 17-acre recreational site to help “plant good jobs” on…

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