NEW YORK, N.Y.—Thousands of construction workers crammed the blocks south of Times Square Apr. 4, protesting the Related Companies’ use of nonunion labor on the Hudson Yards development. Chanting “Union!” and waving American flags and green “#CountMeIn” placards, they burst out of the police-barricade pens to fill all of Seventh Avenue between 40th and 41st…
Queens, NY – Citing his commitment to first responders, the Uniformed Firefighters Association has endorsed Senator Jose Peralta for re-election. Senator Peralta has sponsored legislation that would provide financial assistance to the families of first responders killed in the line of duty.
Frozen may not be a Lion King or an Aladdin, but it is based upon the top-grossing animated musical film from the wonderful world of Disney. Although many critics have said it’s not a very good show, do not tell that to the crowds in attendance, particularly the children.
At a recent union meeting at Stony Brook, a new (very young) member asked how and why we were all union activists. I was intrigued by the question. Unions have always been part of my life, but I never fully analyzed it and put it in words. So here goes.
Brooklyn, NY – According NYC Department of Buildings, a makeshift hoist used to raise and lower goods between the basement and first floor of a KP Farm Market in Brooklyn malfunctioned and crashed onto a 62-year-old worker. The man was crushed to death.The accident happened Monday April 2nd.
Local 14’s Outstanding Apprentice Nominee, Edgar Sanchez, 24, was born in the Bronx and joined the Navy while still a teen.
Labor Unions hold significant value in the workplace. They are the back bone for the workforce that relies on them to fight for, and protect their rights and interests. Unions strive to bring job security, safe working conditions, a powerful and collective voice, and excellent benefits to their members.
A Far Rockaway pre-school executive director and assistants has been sentenced to jail time for theft of education funds intended for special needs students. The Island Child Development Center was once one of the city’s largest providers of special education services to preschoolers with disabilities.
Albany, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced an additional $250 million in emergency state resources to address the ongoing health and public safety crises faced by 400,000 New York City Housing Authority tenants. In total, the state’s commitment over the past several years is now $550 million. The