On Monday, September 18th striking workers from Spectrum, members of IBEW Local 3, are marching across the Brooklyn Bridge. This time with unions from around the nation and lead by both AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo as well as IBEW Local 3 Business Manager Chris Erikson.
A Decade After It Acknowledged its Role in FDNY Deaths and Injuries at the Deutsche Bank Building, Bovis Denies Responsibility
More than 10 years have passed since two firefighters perished on the 14th and 15th floors of the Deutsche Bank building. Trapped in the maze like upper floors of the building by impenetrable barriers that sealed off the interior stairways, they died waiting for water that was never going to come.
New York, NY – On Wednesday, September 28th, the 2017 Building Futures Awards Reception will be held at the New York Hilton Hotel in Midtown, on behalf of the Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills. The event’s purpose is “honoring the unionized construction industry’s commitment to opportunity and diversity in New York City.”
MagnaCare, a leader in self-insurance and healthcare services, hosted a “Labor Appreciation Lunch & Learn” forum on Wednesday, September 14th, at the Rainbow Room at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The program agenda featured speakers Simeon Schindelman, CEO, MagnaCare, and Mario Cilento, President, New York State AFL-CIO, and two panel discussions.
New York, NY – NYC Labor unions still reeling from last week’s brazen deportation of 54-year-old Teamster Eber Garcia Vasquez to Guatemala, are vowing to make it tougher for ICE agents acting under direction of the Trump administration to seize any more immigrant workers within their ranks.
James Conigliaro Jr. is the founder of the Independent Drivers Guild, a nonprofit organization representing app-based drivers and fighting for a fair for-hire vehicle industry. Last year, the IDG became the first drivers’ group to sign an agreement with Uber to provide basic worker protections and a voice in the workplace.
New York, N.Y.—After the memorials were over, Sept. 12 was a day to look at the aftereffects of 9/11. LaborPress and AM970 The Answer’s Post 9-11 Forum, at the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators’ offices a few blocks south of the World Trade Center site, focused on two issues: The medical issues affecting the…
New York, NY – Mike Hodge, President of SAG-AFTRA New York local, died on September 9th, at the age of 70. Just last month, he was re-elected. He was initially elected President in 2009. Hodge was also a Broadway actor who appeared in such productions as Fences and A Few Good Men. He also acted…
New York, N.Y.—The thousands of union workers marching up Fifth Avenue for the city’s annual Labor Day parade Sept. 9 had a special urgency this year: The Trump administration’s anti-labor policies, the increasing deportations of immigrant workers, and the potential threat to pensions and prevailing-wage laws from a state constitutional convention.
New York, NY – Iron Workers Local 197, Stone Derrickmen and Riggers, will celebrate their 150th anniversary this Saturday, September 16th, at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck, Long Island.