Municipal Government

JFK Upgrade Moves Forward with Union Labor
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Transportation

JFK Upgrade Moves Forward with Union Labor

NEW YORK, NY – The $13 billion plan to upgrade New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport using mostly non-government funds and union labor is a model for the country.  Of the $13 billion, $12 billion will come from private funding, including Ullico Inc., the Carlyle Group and JLC Infrastructure. Gary Labarbera, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater…

UNITE HERE Members Strike Marriott Hotels
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

UNITE HERE Members Strike Marriott Hotels

BOSTEN, MASS. – Over 8,000 UniteHere members are  stiking Marriott hotels in Detroit, Boston, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, and  San Francisco in a labor dispute that is expandining to Marriott operations across the country. This is the largest multi-city hotel worker strike ever. “UNITE HERE workers are on strike against the richest, biggest, and most…

Actors Equity Plans Aggressive Organizing Campaign
Entertainment, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Actors Equity Plans Aggressive Organizing Campaign

LOS ANGELES, Ca. – As Actor Equity enter into a critical phase of intensive organizing, Joe Barns is appointed as National Director of Organizing. The members of Actors Equity have been pushing for increased enrollment and expasion and the leadership responded. The 51,000 professional theatre Actors and Stage Managers had sent a clear message by agreeing to a…

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