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Schumer: Fight’s Just Beginning to Rebuild New York
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Schumer: Fight’s Just Beginning to Rebuild New York

February 20, 2013 Marc Bussanich Senator Charles Schumer told the audience at an event in Lower Manhattan that the fight to rebuild and protect New York post-Hurricane Sandy has just begun. He warned the fight for billions of dollars to protect the city from future devastating storms would be even harder than the fight for…

Meet the WTC’s ‘Man of Steel’
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Meet the WTC’s ‘Man of Steel’

February 19, 2013 Marc Bussanich  The typical office tower in New York City contains about 3,000 tons of reinforcing bars to guarantee the necessary resistance to the elements. But One World Trade Center consists of a reinforced concrete base made up of over 34,000 tons of rebar and 200,000 cubic yards of concrete, which makes…

Residential Projects Increases
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Residential Projects Increases

February 19, 2013 By Stephanie West Residential Starts Rise 54 Percent; Public Works and Non-Residential Starts Slip   Sparked by a sharp increase in new residential projects, New York City construction starts reached $16.1 billion in 2012, a 5 percent increase from 2011, according to a New York Building Congress analysis of McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge…

Carpenters Hammer TIAA-CREF!
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Carpenters Hammer TIAA-CREF!

February 12, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Despite an aggressive campaign highlighting their involvement in a notorious construction site “sweatshop” in Queens, the largest retirement fund in the country and the Obama administration insider who runs it, continue to ignore organized labor’s call for action – and union reps think they know why. (Read More and…

Developer Earns ‘A Big, Fat ‘F’
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Developer Earns ‘A Big, Fat ‘F’

February 7, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco and Marc Bussanich Build Up NYC, a broad coalition of 250,000 private sector workers in the building trades and their affiliates, issued its first “developer report card” outside the grounds of City Hall on February 6. Read more and watch video

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Cuomo’s Hurricane Rx Makes Labor and Grassroots Groups Sick

January 8, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco The special commission charged with helping to map out New York State's response to Hurricane Sandy's horrific devastation has submitted its recommendations. But some grassroots organizations and organized labor groups are not happy with the results, saying that the communities hardest hit by Sandy are being "woefully" underrepresented.

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