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WTC Developer Salutes Union Labor for Defying 9/11 Terrorists

June 24, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

The last bucket of concrete at 3 WTC is readied for hoisting.

New York, NY - World Trade Center Developer Larry Silverstein on Thursday morning credited New York City’s unionized building trades for rebuilding “what the terrorists unsuccessfully tried to destroy forever” on September 11, 2001. 

'Blue Collar Buzz' Battles for The Middle Class

June 23, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

BCB Hosts Neal Tepel and Bill Hohlfeld with OSA Chairman Robert Croghan.

New York, NY — On this week’s action-packed episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” we’re looking at the ugly attack on middle class families presently taking place inside the luxurious Hamilton apartment building on the UES; the long-awaited restoration of the Employee Protection Provision for school bus drivers, attendants and mechanics; the historic agreement that’s lifting up school custodial engineers while simultaneously also saving money for the city; and the failed attempt to "raid" the Organization of Staff Analysts’ rank and file members. 

Legislature Fails to Pass Elevator Safety, Revive 421a, or Enable Uber

June 23, 2016
By Steven Wishnia

Albany, N.Y.—The New York state legislature failed to enact three bills that would have seriously affected labor in the session that ended June 19. An elevator-safety measure pushed by the International Union of Elevator Constructors passed the Assembly, but died in committee in the Senate.

Construction Workers Protest Developer Macklowe

June 20, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - An 11-foot effigy of the Grim Reaper turned the corner onto Fifth Avenue late in the afternoon June 16, followed by a procession bearing mock coffins and tombstones.

NYC Dads Fight New Assault on Middle Class Existence

June 20, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Hamilton workers and their families on Sunday.

New York, NY - On Sunday, doormen and other building service workers at the 265-unit Hamilton on the Upper East Side, spent this Father’s Day striking against the property owner who has wasted no time eliminating middle-class wages and ordering employees to shut up about it. 

Another Ironworker Walks Off the Job Citing Worksite Dangers, Wage Theft

June 16, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Non-union ironworker Edgar Joshua Melendez gets a hug after walking off the job.

New York, NY - After nearly three years of putting up buildings in New York City for fast-food wages and in dangerous working conditions, US Crane & Rigging worker Edgar Johsua Melendez walked off a West 57th Street job site early Thursday morning and into the embrace of supportive union members. 

Blue Collar Buzz Words of the Week: 'Safety' & 'Respect'

June 16, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Santos Rodriguez joins Neal and Bill.

New York, NY - Tune into Sunday night’s episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing on AM970 at 9 p.m. because we’re taking an insider’s look at the largest food hub in the United States of America, as well as the landmark Harco Construction court case and the likelihood it could finally help put bad NYC contractors in check. We’re also tracking the important labor dispute that recently challenged Macy’s all-American image. 

Construction Contractors Must be Held Accountable

June 13, 2016
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -  Hundreds of advocates, union members, and community groups, Gathered on June 9th to  show support for Carlos Moncayo, a 23 year old worker who was killed in an excavation collapse.

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