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Fired Workers Sound Sour Note at Arias Apartments
Building Trades

Fired Workers Sound Sour Note at Arias Apartments

April 18, 2013 By Marc Bussanich Brooklyn, NY—Building services workers were fired on February 28 for organizing themselves to demand their employer pay them higher wages mandated by law. The 421-a legislation provides tax incentives to real estate developers so long as they pay prevailing wages of about $22 an hour. According to the fired…

Building Trades Jeer Rise of Low-Wage Construction Jobs
Building Trades

Building Trades Jeer Rise of Low-Wage Construction Jobs

April 18, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Members of the New York City Building Trades rallied outside the properties of family-owned Reider Holdings and Sam Zell’s Equity Residential on the West Side to protest the developers’ refusal to hire union ironworkers, plumbers and sheet metal workers. (Watch Video)

BP Stringer Calls For Transportation Expansion At Penn
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BP Stringer Calls For Transportation Expansion At Penn

April 5, 2013 New York, NY – Calling for an ambitious Moynihan-Penn Station Master Plan to spur economic development and transportation growth, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer issued Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) recommendations that would limit Madison Square Garden’s special-use permit to ten years, rather than “in perpetuity.”

IBEW Local 21 and AT&T Reach Agreement
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IBEW Local 21 and AT&T Reach Agreement

April 1, 2013 By Neal Tepel – LaborPress USA Washington DC – AT&T has reached a tentative agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in wireline contract negotiations primarily covering Illinois and northwestern Indiana. The four-year agreement, covers nearly 6,500 wireline employees.

Carpenters’ Best Vie for ‘Golden Hammer’
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Carpenters’ Best Vie for ‘Golden Hammer’

March 29, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY – Rachel Aurich’s husband works as a carpenter and was one of the finalists selected to participate in an annual apprenticeship contest on Wednesday at the NYC District Council of Carpenters. As her husband hammered away building a wishing well, Ms. Aurich anxiously eyed the judges…

FEMA Assistance Deadline Extended
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FEMA Assistance Deadline Extended

March 27, 2013 

By Stephanie West
 The deadline for residents living in one of the thirteen disaster-declared counties to register for FEMA assistance has been extended to April 13, 2013. The previous deadline was March 29, 2013.

Solve Sequestration Issue Now
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Solve Sequestration Issue Now

March 11, 2013 By Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA Congress should take responsibility and propose solutions that don’t place full burden on working people. LIUNA members and all working people will soon be paying the price for political gamesmanship in Congress, which could put our economic recovery at risk.

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