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Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Begins
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Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Begins

April 28, 2014 By Stephanie West Queens, NY – Rockaway boardwalk reconstruction began last Wednesday April 23rd. Most of the structure was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy more than 17 months ago. Zachary Feder from the Parks Department said workers began preparing the construction site last week and put fences up around the area. The demolition…

How Much Longer? 3 WTC Supporters Cope With More Delay
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How Much Longer? 3 WTC Supporters Cope With More Delay

April 25, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – The coalition of building trades, service workers, elected offices and other Downtown stakeholders eager for the completion of the 3 Word Trade Center tower, is hoping that this week’s decision by the Port Authority to table the vote on extending $1.2 billion in loan guarantees to developer…

Union Members and Leaders Bring Concerns to Congressional Delegation at LI Fed’s Congressional Night
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Union Members and Leaders Bring Concerns to Congressional Delegation at LI Fed’s Congressional Night

April 24, 2014 By Beth Borzone Hauppauge, NY- Over 800 union leaders crowded the union hall of IBEW 25 for Long Island Federation of Labor’s 16th Annual Congressional Night.  A diverse coalition of unions, representing electrical workers, ironworkers, steamfitters, letter carriers, teachers, and food and commercial workers, attended the event, in order to voice their…

Tradesmen Deplore Starwood Capital’s Safety Record
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Tradesmen Deplore Starwood Capital’s Safety Record

April 23, 2014 By Marc Bussanich  Brooklyn, NY—“There oughta be a law,” boomed Gary LaBarbera, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council outside Borough Hall as tradesmen gathered to protest what they say is a lack of responsible development by the developer group Starwood Capital. Video

Bronx BP Diaz Negative on City Island Bridge Project
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Bronx BP Diaz Negative on City Island Bridge Project

April 22, 2014 By Stephanie West Bronx, NY – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a negative recommendation on the proposed construction of a new City Island Bridge. The recommendations come as part of the borough president’s charter mandated responsibilities in the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).  

L.I. Building Trades In Search of State Legislators With Some Backbone
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L.I. Building Trades In Search of State Legislators With Some Backbone

April 17, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco Hauppauge, NY – Despite significant public investment made possible through the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency [IDA], the hardest things to find at area construction sites on Long Island these days, may just be automobiles bearing local tags. But the group representing more than 59,000 highly-trained tradesmen and tradeswomen on…

32BJ Doormen and Building Owners Reach Accord
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32BJ Doormen and Building Owners Reach Accord

April 14, 2014 
By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—One week after nearly 7,000 doormen, porters and handymen marched up 5th Avenue to 79th Street, 32BJ SEIU and the Realty Advisory Board announced a tentative labor agreement on Friday afternoon at the New York Hilton.

Tomorrow’s Architects Build The Future On Brick Foundations
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Tomorrow’s Architects Build The Future On Brick Foundations

April 14, 2014 
By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – In a rapidly changing world increasingly obsessed with glass and steel, there’s at least one developing crop of brilliant young architects who have become hooked on brick – and the industry that helped lay the foundations for the greatest city in the world couldn’t be happier.

Statewide Coalition Defends Scaffold Safety Law
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Statewide Coalition Defends Scaffold Safety Law

April 14, 2014 By Stephanie West Albany, NY – A diverse group of workers, advocates and organizations committed to protecting construction workers in New York State have joined together to create a unified front in the fight to defend New York’s Scaffold Safety Law from industry-backed efforts to gut the law. The coalition will  push…

Minnesota Oil Pipeline a LIUNA Concern
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Minnesota Oil Pipeline a LIUNA Concern

April 8, 2014 By Neal Tepel St. Paul, Minnesota – On Thursday April 3rd hundreds of LIUNA members attended a Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hearing. At issue is the future of the state's pipeline system that transports oil and natural gas from Canada and North Dakota. The Public Utilities Commission discussed the status of the…

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