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Airport Workers Tell City Hall Wages Still Low
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Airport Workers Tell City Hall Wages Still Low

February 28, 2014 By Marc Bussanich  New York, NY—Port Authority’s executive director, Patrick Foye, issued a directive last month to airlines at the region’s three major airports to increase airport workers’ wages by $1 an hour. The workers told the City Council they still haven’t received the wage increase. Video

Build Up NYC Demonstrates At ‘Unsafe’ Condo Job
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Build Up NYC Demonstrates At ‘Unsafe’ Condo Job

February 25, 2014 By Steven Wishnia  Chanting their readiness to fight for safe jobs “Monday! Tuesday! Every day!” about 150 union construction and building workers demonstrated at the Stella Tower luxury-condo construction site in Manhattan Feb. 24, three days after a worker on the nonunion job broke his leg falling off a scaffold.

Labor under Attack by Greedy insurance Companies
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Labor under Attack by Greedy insurance Companies

February 18, 2014 By Howard A. Raphaelson Esq. New York's scaffold law and the safety of New York Workers is under attack. Unfortunately the powerful insurance industry has the ear of the governor’s office and lawmakers. While the backdrop of the change is most political and likely unrelated to the labor law, the crux of…

32BJ & Pols Say TF Cornerstone Cutting Corners
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32BJ & Pols Say TF Cornerstone Cutting Corners

February 13, 2014 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Building service workers with 32BJ SEIU rallied outside TF Cornerstone’s Park Avenue offices to protest what they say is the company’s unwillingness to pay industry-standard wages even though the developer receives public benefits from the city. Video

Danny Glover Drops Out of Pace Event Amidst Labor Dispute
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Danny Glover Drops Out of Pace Event Amidst Labor Dispute

February 6, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Celebrated actor and social justice activist Danny Glover has pulled out of a special lecture and reception series originally slated to take place at Pace University’s Downtown Campus on February 6 – and the New York District Council of Carpenters thinks that an ongoing labor dispute…

LIUNA: Keystone XL pipeline Needed Now
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LIUNA: Keystone XL pipeline Needed Now

February 5, 2014 By Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA "The final environmental analysis of the impact of the Keystone XL pipeline underscores what experts have said for five years: there is no environmental justification to block the construction or operation of the pipeline. Following the upcoming public comment period, there are no reasons for…

Airport Workers and Pols Occupy LaGuardia
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Airport Workers and Pols Occupy LaGuardia

January 21, 2014 By Marc Bussanich Queens, NY—In December airport workers delivered petitions containing 2,000 signatures to Pat Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the agency responsible for the region’s three major airports, asking the agency for a paid holiday on Dr. Martin Luther King day. The…

IBT 237 Calls for NYCHA Audit
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IBT 237 Calls for NYCHA Audit

January 18, 2014 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Back in November New York’s Congressional delegation met with IBT Local 237’s President Greg Floyd and other labor leaders and called on then Comptroller-elect Scott Stringer to conduct an audit of the New York City Housing Authority’s finances. The comptroller has since initiated the audit and on…

It’s Time to Build America
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It’s Time to Build America

January 17, 2014 By Terry O’Sullivan, LIUNA President Washington DC – Continuing the duct-tape approach to our crumbling transportation infrastructure could rob our economy trillions of dollars in lost economic growth, lost trade, a deteriorating lifestyle and lost jobs. It has already meant too much in wasted fuel, needless repairs due to the decay of…

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