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Chris Ward Says – Government and Private Partnerships Essential

September 1, 2011By Marc BussanichAt the Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park City, not far from the new World Trade Center Construction Site, Chris Ward, Executive Director for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, spoke to an eclectic luncheon audience. Hosted by the New York Building Congress (NYBC), a diverse coalition comprised of labor…

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Workers Take Broadway

June 20, 2011By Stephanie West Union workers stopped traffic on Broadway June 15, waving American flags and picket signs as police struggled to clear a path for taxis and MTA buses. Workers clambered up scaffolding to hang a banner for Ironworkers Local 361 over the street, just across from City Hall. When police set up crowd…

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Union Members at Local 79 Get on Board

April 26, 2011By Vanessa DeSantisLaborers took a crash course in land use on Friday, March 10th, at the SEIU building in Lower Manhattan. The workshop encouraged members to get involved with New York City’s local community boards. These public boards provide a way for union members to support union projects that also serve their communities….

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Jobs at Javits

April 20, 2011By Bendix AndersonWith its dark windows peering over the Hudson River, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center has been New York City’s primary venue for exhibitions, large conventions and major trade shows since it opened in 1986. Now a half billion dollar restoration is providing thousands of jobs to workers in the building…

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Unions Fight Zell

April 20, 2011By Stephanie West Sam Zell had another tough greeting from construction workers as he arrived at a speaking engagement in Manhattan April 7. “Whose City? Our City!” called out roughly 400 union members outside the Taj Pierre Hotel. “Whose Jobs? Our Jobs!” Recently, union workers protest whenever Zell steps up to a speakers…

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LaBarbera Honored at Latino Heritage Event

March 15, 2011By Vanessa Elena DeSantis

About 200 guests dined and danced to pulsing Latin beats at Terrace on the Park, a capacious banquet hall overlooking Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, N.Y.

 The Latino Heritage Dance was held on Friday March 4th. The evening event celebrated Latino heritage as well as honored Gary LaBarbera, president…

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