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‘Fire’ and More on This Week’s ‘Buzz’
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Multimedia, Municipal Government, Transportation

‘Fire’ and More on This Week’s ‘Buzz’

New York, NY – On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we introduce you to “Fire”, a new off- Broadway play performing this month based on the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, and “iWalk4Meso”,  the new campaign to combat mesothelioma, an insidious disease afflicting thousands of workers each year. We also discuss the future…

Building Trades
‘Fire’ and More on This Week’s ‘Buzz’
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Multimedia, Municipal Government, Transportation

‘Fire’ and More on This Week’s ‘Buzz’

New York, NY – On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we introduce you to “Fire”, a new off- Broadway play performing this month based on the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, and “iWalk4Meso”,  the new campaign to combat mesothelioma, an insidious disease afflicting thousands of workers each year. We also discuss the future…

Education
G.L. Middle School Kicks Off Kindness Campaign
Education, Features, New York

G.L. Middle School Kicks Off Kindness Campaign

Reprinted The Greenwood Lake Middle School kicked off their kindness campaign entitled, “Choose Kind” on Tues., Oct., 10. The campaign focuses on making kind decisions. As part of the #choosekind campaign, all students and staff members were given a copy of the book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio to share and read with their families, along…

Entertainment
Jazz in the Afternoon at Local 802

Entertainment, Features, New York

Jazz in the Afternoon at Local 802


New York, NY – Jazz in the afternoon kicks off on Thursday evening, October 12th from 5:00 to 6:30pm. The event is taking place at Local 802 “Club Room” 322 West 48th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues, First Floor. Top NYC jazz musicians play iconic film music—from Star Wars, Jaws, Gone with the Wind, 2001: A Space Odyssey,…

Environment and Energy
California First Responders Get Minimum Wage to Fight Wildfires
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, National

California First Responders Get Minimum Wage to Fight Wildfires

Sooma, Calif.—Hundreds of the men and women risking their lives to battle the massive, fast-moving wildfires devastating Northern California are being paid only $10.50 an hour for it—the state’s minimum wage. Under International Association of Firefighters Local 2881’s contract with “Cal Fire,” the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, entry-level first responders get the…

Events
Preparing for a Trump Administration
Events, Law and Politics, National

Preparing for a Trump Administration

November 16, 2016   By Bill Lipton, NY Working Families Party Washington, DC – The entire team at WFP has been struggling with some of the same questions, fears, and immense pain that I know many of you have been struggling with too. For the second time in sixteen years, the Electoral College — a mechanism…

Features
Silverstein  Renovates Equitable Building $50M
Features, Finance, New York

Silverstein Renovates Equitable Building $50M

A plan to renovate and update one of the oldest Class-A office buildings in New York City is underway. The Equitable Building at 120 Broadway, was built in 1915 as the largest office building in the world and the first with passenger elevators. Silverstein Properties, which purchased the building in 1980, will spend $50M on the…

Finance
Silverstein  Renovates Equitable Building $50M
Features, Finance, New York

Silverstein Renovates Equitable Building $50M

A plan to renovate and update one of the oldest Class-A office buildings in New York City is underway. The Equitable Building at 120 Broadway, was built in 1915 as the largest office building in the world and the first with passenger elevators. Silverstein Properties, which purchased the building in 1980, will spend $50M on the…

Health and Safety
California First Responders Get Minimum Wage to Fight Wildfires
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, National

California First Responders Get Minimum Wage to Fight Wildfires

Sooma, Calif.—Hundreds of the men and women risking their lives to battle the massive, fast-moving wildfires devastating Northern California are being paid only $10.50 an hour for it—the state’s minimum wage. Under International Association of Firefighters Local 2881’s contract with “Cal Fire,” the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, entry-level first responders get the…

Labor News Briefs
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IAM&AW Thinks Big While Keeping Things Small
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IAM&AW Thinks Big While Keeping Things Small

August 16, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Brooklyn, NY – With four new contracts all sewn up, three others pending or in negotiations, and over 600 additional members added over the last 12 months, the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM&AW]) District 15 appears to have its organizing engine firing on all cylinders.

Law and Politics
Multimedia
REBNY Bullies
Multimedia

REBNY Bullies

The Real Estate Board of New York — the more than 100-year-old institution known as REBNY — wields tremendous influence on New York City politics. Critics say the trade organization wields far too much power. Check out the engaging animation below.  

Municipal Government
Mayor Signs Rent Regulation Enforcement
Features, Municipal Government, New York

Mayor Signs Rent Regulation Enforcement

New York, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law a bill that aims to ensure that properties seeking tax exemptions are living up to their promises. The bill, Intro. 1366-A, requires that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development audit buildings that claim the 421-a tax exemption are in fact complying with the…

National
New York
Silverstein  Renovates Equitable Building $50M
Features, Finance, New York

Silverstein Renovates Equitable Building $50M

A plan to renovate and update one of the oldest Class-A office buildings in New York City is underway. The Equitable Building at 120 Broadway, was built in 1915 as the largest office building in the world and the first with passenger elevators. Silverstein Properties, which purchased the building in 1980, will spend $50M on the…

Retail
Striking IBEW Local 3 Members Battle the Blues; Get Support From Union Brothers & Sisters
Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National, New York, Retail

Striking IBEW Local 3 Members Battle the Blues; Get Support From Union Brothers & Sisters

Brooklyn, NY – Six months spent striking against Charter Spectrum’s efforts to cut vital healthcare coverage and pension benefits has left employees of the telecommunication giant battling the blues and scrambling to make ends meet — but determined trade unionists marching over the Brooklyn Bridge this week, say they will continue the fight for a…

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