October 1, 2015
By John Quinn, LaborPress Canada
Vaughn, Ontario - Earlier this year the Harper Government dissolved parliament but not before passing Bill C-377, the most regressive piece of union legislation ever enacted in Canada. This bill threatens to destroy collective bargaining rights for all unions across Canada and is a frontal attack on hard working middle class families.
September 24, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco
Queens, NY - Teaching the next generation of heavy equipment operators how to safely and effectively operate the multi-ton behemoths currently reshaping the city on construction sites throughout town is an awesome responsibility — but IUOE Local 15’s Patrick Peterson couldn’t be more well-suited for the job.
September 23, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco
Bronx, NY -The number of non-union ironworkers striking against the Auringer family of construction companies grew significantly this week as a group of about 10 workers walked off their jobsites on Tuesday morning and joined organized labor, elected officials and community groups in a march along East 161st Street in the Bronx to protest what many see as the ongoing exploitation of unrepresented workers throughout the industry.
September 18, 2015
By Liuna President Terry O’Sullivan
Washington, D.C. - The vote against so-called right-to-work in the Missouri legislature is a victory for all American workers, and especially for the leaders and thousands of members of LIUNA in Missouri who rallied, wrote letters, and called their state representatives to stop this bill.
September 16, 2016
By Seve Wishnia and Neal Tepel
President Barack Obama on Sept. 7 signed an executive order that will require federal contractors to give their employees paid sick leave, beginning in 2017. Workers will get seven paid sick days a year, prorated at one hour off for every 30 hours of work.
September 14, 2015
By REBNY President John Banks
This week marks an important public hearing on legislation that will bring timelines to how we designate new landmarks and help the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to eliminate its formidable backlog of buildings that have been calendared for a hearing but are awaiting a resolution, for as long as, in some cases, decades.
September 8, 2015
By LIUNA President Terry O’Sullivan
“Labor Day is about recognizing the dignity of hard work and those who do it.”
Washington, DC - Today the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) honors all those who worked, fought, struggled, sacrificed, and even laid down their lives for justice in the work place. We also call upon all Americans and Canadians to think about, honor, and thank the blue-collar men and women who keep both of our countries running. Labor Day is about recognizing the dignity of hard work and those who do it.
August 31, 2015
By Stephanie West
New York, NY. - Buoyed by increasing employment, low interest rates, and a large supply of shovel-ready development sites at Hudson Yards and the World Trade Center, office construction in New York City is at its highest level since 1990.