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New Year’s Resolution For NYC: Get A Strategy For Growth

By Ken FisherJanuary 3, 2011Reprint from City Limits, 12/27/10 A former councilman and leading land-use lawyer says the city will need a better plan if it is going to make a strong recovery after the recent recession. New York has just come off a period of extraordinary expansion, yet the drop off in construction has…

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New Thinking from Ironworkers Local 46

By Bendix Anderson   August 3, 2010    Here’s a new idea for union picket lines: A giant inflatable pig. The Pig is a new take on The Rat — an inflatable figure that often stands alongside striking workers in the New York area. The Pig is the invention of Local 46, the Metallic Lathers…

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Union World

Thomson Reuters Corp has illegally cut the pay of all of its 420 U.S. union members and walked away from negotiations with the Newspaper Guild of New York, CWA Local 31003. In addition the company has not used its 12-year-old tax breaks to create jobs for New Yorkers. For more information, call the CWA at…

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May Day Rallies Demand Immigration Reform

By Bendix Anderson Thousands of union workers gathered in Manhattan on May 1st to celebrate May Day and demand Congress pass comprehensive immigration reform for the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants now working in the U.S. “The time is now,” said John Delgado, Business Manager for Local 79 of the Construction & General Building Laborers…

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March on Wall Street

By Bendix Anderson More than 7,000 people carrying signs and banners marched through the canyons of Wall Street April 29 to demand immediate reform of the nation’s financial system. “We are here to say we’ve had enough,” said Jack Ahern, President of the New York City Central Labor Council. “Financial institutions must be held accountable.”…

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National Healthy Schools Day

Making Every School Healthy for Every Child: Advocates Unite with Governors, Agencies, Districts, Teachers, Nurses, Legislators   April 26, 2010 National Healthy Schools Day celebrates and promotes healthy and green school environments for all children through the use of US Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools (TfS) Program. Celebrated on Monday,…

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