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Reporter’s Notebook: Mayor de Blasio Runs For President
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Reporter’s Notebook: Mayor de Blasio Runs For President

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Earlier this week, I got an email from a PR person touting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s impending run for President. It included five questions he said he could answer. I decided it would be unprofessionally snarky to reply with my own answers, but now that the mayor has officially announced, here they are:…

Good Jobs, Green Jobs: Green New Deal Advocates Need More Support From Labor
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Good Jobs, Green Jobs: Green New Deal Advocates Need More Support From Labor

New York, NY – In the fight to head-off climate catastrophe, Green New Deal advocates determined to confront the fossil fuel industry are hitting the streets, occupying the space and agitating our elected officials. But enlisting a united House of Labor in that all-out-fight remains a daunting task.  Last week, on April 30, Annika Rosenvinge…

‘Hardhat Mass’ Mourns Workers Killed On The Job
Building Trades, headline, New York

‘Hardhat Mass’ Mourns Workers Killed On The Job

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Bagpipes skirled on the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral Apr. 25, and the funereal thump of bass drums resounded off the high vaulted ceilings as International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3’s kilt-clad pipe band marched in. They were followed by a procession of carpenters, ironworkers, insulators, laborers, operating engineers, and more for…

How Sisters, Daughters, Girlfriends And Nieces Are Changing The Face Of The Building Trades In NYC
Building Trades, Education, headline, New York

How Sisters, Daughters, Girlfriends And Nieces Are Changing The Face Of The Building Trades In NYC

New York, NY — If you are at all interested in seeing the trade union movement build strength and expand diversity, the stubbornly single-digit figures reflecting the overall percentage of women presently working in the Building Trades still have some way to go before they start inspiring backflips in anyone. But there is another unofficial…

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