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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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Delgado Honored by ANOROC Democratic Club

March 15, 2011 By Vanessa DeSantis Policymakers and grassroots organizers had a chance to mingle at the ANOROC Democratic Club’s 82nd Anniversary Dinner Dance, on the evening of Thursday March the 3rd. Local 79’s business manager John Delgado received a special achievement award at the fundraising event. “Throughout his career John has been an advocate…

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LIUNA Members Get Educated

By Bendix AndersonJanuary 5, 2011 Anthony Williamson got a surprise in his mailbox this December — a personal letter signed by Terence M. O’Sullivan, general president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA).  The note congratulated Williamson and 40 other LIUNA members for completing a bachelor’s degree in labor studies. Williamson also received…

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Unions Got Out the Vote

By Bendix AndersonNovember 3, 2010 Unions marshaled their might to get out the vote for election day, November 2 — and candidates promise to return the favor. “The partnership I have had with the union movement is very important to me,” said Tom DiNapoli, Democratic candidate for New York State Comptroller, speaking to hundreds of…

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Rallying in Solidarity, Building Trades Stand Tall

By Harrison MageeNovember 1, 2010 New York, NY– Thousands of union members and allies packed the streets of Midtown on October 24, to rally in solidarity with all the men and women of New York City’s building trades. The event, which was organized by the Building and Construction Trades Council of NY, brought together scores…

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