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de Blasio Unveils ‘Housing New York’ Plan
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de Blasio Unveils ‘Housing New York’ Plan

May 8, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY — Mayor Bill de Blasio has laid out a 10-year plan to build or preserve 200,000 affordable apartments across all five boroughs—enough housing to serve more than a half-million New Yorkers, a $41 billion housing plan. Mayor de Blasio has pledged it would reach New Yorkers…

Iron Workers, Union Leaders Rally Around Striking Workers
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Iron Workers, Union Leaders Rally Around Striking Workers

May 5, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Non-union construction workers fed up with their employer’s unchecked pattern of mistreatment, favortism and abuse, walked off their Bronx job site in protest earlier this week – and just two days later, some of the most influential labor leaders in the city were rallying at their…

IAM Wins Organizing Drive for Helicopter Techs
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IAM Wins Organizing Drive for Helicopter Techs

May 1, 2014 By Neal Tepel Washington, D.C. – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) have won an important organizing victory for 450 military helicopter mechanics, technicians and maintenance personnel employed by L3 at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) in Corpus Christi, TX.

‘Mourn for the Dead and Fight for the Living’
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‘Mourn for the Dead and Fight for the Living’

April 29, 2013 By Steven Wishnia “No more workers have to die,” the more than 100 people chanted, their voices reverberating off the corrugated-metal scaffolding overhead as they read the names of workers killed on the job in the last two years. “Francisco Ortiz.” “¡Presente!” “Han Wa Lee.” “¡Presente!” “Valentine Campbell.” “¡Presente!”

Labor-Artist Alliance Thaws Out Frieze Fest
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Labor-Artist Alliance Thaws Out Frieze Fest

April 28, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – For the first time ever, union hammers will be helping to assemble the Frieze Art Fest when it returns to Randall's Island in May – and the special alliance between organized labor and supportive artists is largely the reason behind the dramatic turnaround.

Build Keystone XL Pipeline Now
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Build Keystone XL Pipeline Now

April 28, 2014 By Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions Washington, DC — The following statement was released by Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions, in reaction to the announcement by the US Department of State to further extend the comment period for the review of the Keystone XL…

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